Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, US Virgin Islands—the list goes on of places that have recently experienced devastating natural disasters. Do you feel the county is prepared for the next major emergency? How are you and your household prepared?Keith...
By Hollister Police Chief David WestrickIn the wake of the horrific event in Las Vegas this week, I found a few nuggets of wisdom, truth and looked within.First off I must say, Las Vegas Metro Police Department and their...
By Jennifer Coile, President, Board of Directors, 33rd District Agricultural AssociationPeople ask me, “Why go to the county fair?” Easy answer: “Because it is fun!” You can mingle with your neighbors, dance, eat once-a-year foods, listen, learn about local...
Data shows that Hollister is a bedroom community and half of the city's workers leave the county for their job. Yet, to create a sustainable and thriving community, creating more business opportunities within San Benito County is critical.What should...
As crowds of folks, many in costume, converged on Casa de Fruta for the first day of the Northern California Renaissance Faire on Saturday, it got us wondering—what are the best ways to unplug and unwind in San Benito...

Escapism

The last couple weeks have felt like a dream. It all started in Tres Pinos when Confederate and Union soldiers in full regalia—rifles drawn—battled among the 19th century clapboard houses at San Benito County Historical Park. Then on Saturday...
The 20th congressional district, which includes San Benito County, is home to an estimated 20,000 Dreamers, undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children. California is home to 1 in 4 recipients of DACA, a program that...
It is not unusual for my nine-year-old daughter and I to talk politics.Even so, I was surprised when last Sunday, while sitting at the kitchen table, Lola asked, “So, what is going on with immigration?”The NPR evening news program...

Fair time

My favorite event of the year is fast approaching – the county fair.Before settling in the wooded surround of north Monterey County, I pounded the pavement in some of the world’s grandest metropolitan cities and yet the county fair...
The San Benito County Fair is right around the corner and starts September 28 at the Bolado Park Event Center. What are your favorite exhibits or things to do at the county fair? As communities change and the area...

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Color blast in Hollister

The streets of Hollister were alive with blooms of color Saturday, July 28, when more than 400 participants gathered for the first Hollister Wild...

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New multi-use facility opens

San Benito High School’s new physical education and athletic multi-use field was officially dedicated with a Sept. 10 ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to...

Medieval Faire returns