Attendees wave their napkins in the air in celebration of the honorees. Photos by Raul Ceja.

Nonprofits

Locals recognized at National Philanthropy Day dinner

San Benito County nonprofits honor individuals and groups in the community.

Nofiu Akano moved to the United States from Nigeria to pursue a career in golf. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

For the love of golf

Nofiu Akano moved from Nigeria to the U.S. to follow his passion.

The annual golf tournament and dinner party takes place at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister. Photo courtesy of the Kelly Freitas Memorial Endowment.

Sports & Recreation

Ninth annual Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament coming in July

Proceeds benefit endowment providing scholarships for local students.

Scott Fuller said the development would cost $400 million to build and pay millions in taxes, while providing hundreds of jobs. Photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

Planners okay impact fees for 1,084-unit senior housing project at San Juan Oaks

Deal goes to Board of Supervisors for a vote. Project would eventually build out to over 1,000 housing units, a hotel and a skilled nursing facility.

Francesca Giannotta (left) said she felt inspired to use the San Benito County Free Library after attending the March 17 Tea and Treasures Brunch. Giannotta is shown with Melinda Casillas. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Nonprofits

Friends of the Library hosts annual fundraiser brunch

Event also raises public awareness of programs and services.

Attendees showed support of honorees by waving their napkins in the air. Photo courtesy of Marisa Duran photograpy.

Art & Culture

Local individuals and groups honored on National Philanthropy Day

Recognized for their efforts to make San Benito County a better place.

New San Juan Oaks General Manager Manny Freitas. Photo provided.

Sports & Recreation

San Juan Oaks Golf Club announces first General Manager change

Manny Freitas is the successor to Scott Fuller, general manager since the venue opened in October 1996.

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce

San Benito Lifestyle

Chamber of Commerce to host Man, Woman and Business of the Year Mixer

18 Man and Woman of the year nominees are in the running for this year's annual Chamber event, being held at San Juan Oaks

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Business / Economy

State Fish & Wildlife answers accusations that it was responsible for Del Webb canceling project

Spokesman details its involvement in now-canceled 1,100 home development at San Juan Oaks

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Housing / Land Use

County Planning Commission Approves San Juan Oaks/Del Webb Project

The Board of Supervisors will now consider whether to approve the nearly 1,100-home project

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Business / Economy

Developer pledges $25K for San Juan welcome sign

San Juan City Council told of the benefits of the planned Del Webb adult community development, which is expected to come before the Board of Supervisors for consideration in the fall

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Art & Culture

Local Musician Zachary Freitas Releases New CD: “Bitter Vanilla”

Local Musician Is Planning a CD Release Concert Soon

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Nonprofits

Another Successful Best of San Benito County Food & Wine Event for Emmaus House

The Best of San Benito County Food & Wine benefitting The Emmaus House presented its third annual event on Sunday at San Juan Oaks Golf Course with great success.