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October 20, 2020

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Officials, residents talk over San Juan fire response

San Juan Bautista’s crew staffing the main fire engine there, typically parked blocks from the blaze that damaged a home on Franklin Circle last week, had been swapping equipment away from the station when it first got a call, adding to its response time, explained Interim Hollister Fire Department Chief Bill Garringer.

Top 5: Community blood drive, school supply drive and more

Community blood drive: The Leslie L. Garratt Post 6359 will host a community blood drive Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 58 Monterey Street, in San Juan Bautista. The bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot and blood will be drawn by the staff of Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula’s blood center. For details or personal questions regarding eligibility or donations, call (831)625-4814.

Gymkhana: Horse enthusiasts make themselves at home

Almost an entire week before the gymkhana state finals started at Bolado Park - its events were set for Aug. 28 through Friday - a temporary community of campers began what is now an annual rite of re-rooting itself at the San Benito County Fairgrounds.

San Juan teen heads to Costa Rica for summer fellowship

Jack Morris, a San Juan resident and a senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory, has more than the average summer vacation planned. Morris, who just completed his junior year at the San Jose private school, will spend two weeks on a service-learning program in Costa Rica.

Local VFW seeks help for upcoming events

The VFW Post 9242 is requesting volunteers to help with a Memorial Day event on May 27 and with the upcoming Hollister Motorcycle Rally, from July 3-7. On Memorial Day, volunteers and members of the public will gather in San Juan Bautista at the Leslie L. Garrett Post 6359 at 8:30 a.m. and proceeding to Hollister. During the biker rally, the VFW members will partner with the American Legion Post 69 to work at the Veterans Memorial Building in exchange for a percentage of the proceeds from the rally. They will also be selling food in the annex as a fundraiser. Those interested in volunteering for either of event as Honor Guard may call Paul Arballo at 636-0794 or 207-2852 or those interested in set up or clean up may call Mike Pulido at 637-6015 or 637-6670.

San Juan Bike Path celebrated with ribbon cutting

San Benito officials gathered at Anzar High School Friday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting ceremony that celebrated the completion of the San Juan Bike Path.

Updated: County sides with city on fire deal

Several residents from around the county and representatives from one major employer in San Juan Bautista expressed concern over the direction county fire service could take Tuesday morning as the San Benito County supervisors reviewed proposals from Hollister and Calfire for consolidated services.

Supes seek fire contract with Hollister over Calfire

Several residents from around the county and representatives from one major employer in San Juan Bautista expressed concern over the direction county fire service could take Tuesday morning as the San Benito County supervisors reviewed proposals from the city of Hollister and Calfire for consolidated services.

County offers blend of contemporary and traditional artwork

Ruth Marion Saunders has never shown her artwork in a commercial gallery before, but when she decided it was time to put some of her paintings up for sale she went all out. Saunders opened her own art gallery in San Juan Bautista, named the Zen Art Gallery Plus, on Third Street. She has one wall devoted to contemporary work and one wall devoted to more traditional pieces.

Road closures may slow traffic near San Juan next week

The California Department of Transportation has plans for construction near San Juan Bautista that may affect traffic if weather permits. For those and other road closures in the Central Coast area, see the list below.