Ladd Lane Principal Jeannine Ostoja and Vice Principal Maylani Mahler with a poster highlighting the guiding idea of Capturing Kids' Hearts. Photo provided.

Schools & Education

Six HSD schools get national recognition

Capturing Kids’ Hearts programming focuses on creating a school culture where kids are cared for.

(Left to right): County Admin Officer Ray Espinosa, SJB Councilwoman Leslie Jordan, SJB Councilwoman Mary Edge, SJB Councilman John Freeman, SJB Mayor Cesar Flores, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, Board Chair Mark Medina, Supervisor Anthony Botelho, and Supervisor Jim Gillio. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Supervisors’ retreat discusses Brown Act

Board also receives advice on closed session and conflicts of interest.

Andres Rodriguez at the LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, AZ 2018. Photo provided by LULAC.

Children and Youth

Hollister native elected Vice President to National LULAC Board

His platform includes leading the young adult membership by embracing new opportunities to organize students throughout the country in efforts to increase civic engagement.

Kathy Ruiz, Leon Panetta (who was then Pres. Clinton's Chief of Staff) and Tony Ruiz in Monterey County, April 1995. Photo courtesy Kathy Ruiz


The legacy of Tony Ruiz

Friends remember the late teacher and political actor in San Benito County

The new Wingstop location opened in early July, and has been seeing a lot of business from the community.

Business / Economy

New Wingstop Location Opens in Hollister

A new branch of the chain restaurant has opened near Nob Hill Foods on Airline Highway

Carrie Schloss gives a presentation on the interactive tools now available on the Pajaro Compass website.


Pajaro Compass Network launches with community support

The Pajaro Compass Network launched this Thursday morning with a workshop aimed at connecting community members with like-minded peers and potential sources of funding. The PCN also debuted their new interactive web tools at the event.

Members of the community meet to discuss potential projects aimed at the conservation of the Pajaro River Watershed


Pajaro Compass Network to launch with community event June 23

The Pajaro Compass Network will involve community members in the conservation of the Pajaro River Watershed

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Government / Politics

Jimmy Panetta wins majority of the vote in race for open Congress seat

Democratic county prosecutor will face Republican Casey Lucius in the November general election, having earned 50,000 more votes than his closest competitor

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Government / Politics

Anna Caballero leads in race for open State Assembly seat

Former Salinas mayor has the most votes, but less than 50 percent; expected to face Cervantez-Alejo in November primary election

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Government / Politics

Nash/San Benito intersection to be repaved before school resumes

Busy intersection will get new asphalt/concrete and re-striped crosswalks in the next month; new parking restrictions planned along Monterey Street

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Business / Economy

Local Realtors help showcase culinary delights at San Benito Olive Festival

The not-for-profit festival partners with San Benito County Realtors to promote awareness and appreciation of the region’s world-class culinary agriculture and premier artisans, while supporting causes with festival proceeds

Ramona Koch from Paicines on Angel

Art & Culture

Dressing up downtown Hollister for Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

Sacred Heart students get downtown Hollister ready for Horse Show Days

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San Benito Lifestyle

NATURALLY: Will the Concert Ever End?

Northern Mockingbirds are vocal newcomers to our region

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Giving water a new life

Water officials remain optimistic that reclaimed water can augment irrigation supplies for local agriculture and parks

Elayne Reyna, who started the Indian Market and World Peace Festival 31 years ago.

Art & Culture

Celebrating Native American culture in San Juan

Annual market and festival will be the last one coordinated by co-founder Elayne Reyna