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.

Preschoolers at Sacred Heart School sing for their moms at a May 10 Mother's Day celebration. Photos provided by Kat Nobile.

Children and Youth

Sacred Heart preschoolers celebrate Mother’s Day

Mothers treated to brunch at weekday celebration.

San Benito Cattlewomen successfully handed out 600 bags at the Hollister Farmer’s Market in 2018. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

San Benito Cattlewomen accepting scholarship applications

Applications due March 29.

The Hollister City Council at the Jan. 30 town hall meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

At Hollister town hall, residents voice concerns about growth

While some see the current development projects as catching up post-recession, others fear traffic will get worse as a result.

(Left to right) Frank Guerra and Michael Anderson stand where Santana Ranch Drive, the future entrance to a new middle school site, will eventually be constructed. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Santana Ranch developer clears the air over new middle school site

Michael Anderson has faced criticism from district and elected officials since 2017.

Hollister School District Superintendent candidate Diego Ochoa speaks at a Jan. 7, 2019 meet and greet at HSD facilities. Photo by John Chadwell.

Schools & Education

HSD superintendent candidate scored high marks with search firm

Coworkers praise Diego Ochoa.

Assemblywoman Anna Cabellero. File photo.

Agriculture

Bill led by Caballero extends migrant workers’ housing rights

Eliminates 50-mile radius and six-month stay rule.

Max Castro works through an algebra problem during the last day of the program. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

San Benito County students take part in Graniterock algebra academy

Looking to get ahead of their peers, students attended the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The week-long program was led by regional university professors.

Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Children and Youth

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.

Fontanez family (left to right) Marcello, Fredo, Max and Mikey. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

Backpacks and love send San Benito kids back to school

Over 2,000 backpacks prepped with school supplies for K-12 students during the annual Stuff the Bus event.

San Benito High School believes that providing accurate and timely feedback to students and parents regarding performance on identified standards and targets is imperative to student learning and progress toward proficiency. Photos provided by San Benito High School.

Children and Youth

New grading practices to expand to 10th grade classes this school year

San Benito High School started the new policy with freshmen students last year, and is expanding it to sophomores in 2018-19.

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Business / Economy

Gavilan’s Hollister site a hub for new, returning Gavilan College students

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister is a magnet for Gavilan College students. With Spring semester underway, there is still time to register for Late-Start classes.

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Schools & Education

Gavilan schedules fall Ecology class at Marguerite Maze Middle School

To increase offerings in Hollister, Gavilan is scheduling classes in additional community locations this fall. One of these is an evening section of Ecology, at Marguerite Maze Middle School.

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San Benito Lifestyle

Registration open for Gavilan’s Fall classes in San Benito County

A variety of class locations will be available in Hollister and San Juan Bautista

Gavilan College has five locations, and is offering two summer session

Schools & Education

Gavilan College announces Super Saturday

Inaugural event will give students a head start on enrollment, class selection