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May 27, 2024

Local Scene: Call for artists

Call for artists The San Benito County Arts Council is accepting submissions for “California Dreamin’,” an exhibition of visual artworks focused on summer nostalgia, created by local and regional artists. This exhibition will be displayed at The Art Depot at 35 Fifth St. in downtown Hollister...

Santa Clara Family Health Plan donates $100K to Gavilan College 

Santa Clara Family Health Plan, a community-based health plan in Santa Clara County that creates opportunities for better health and wellness for everyone, has committed $100,000 to Gavilan College to support students pursuing careers in healthcare, says a press release from Gavilan.  The donation is...

HHS returns to U.S. News ‘best high schools’ list

Hollister High School
For the sixth year in a row, Hollister High School has been ranked as a “Best High School” by U.S. News & World Report, which identifies the country’s top-performing public high school and measures how well schools serve students from various social and economic...

Family Day raises funds for theater group in San Juan Bautista

Youth from Salinas, Watsonville and beyond put on a short play April 21, joining El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista as part of the long-standing theater group's annual Family Day fundraiser.  Live music, hot food and dessert—as well as the 15-minute play titled “If...

Nonprofits collaborate on transitional housing project

A new project in Hollister will provide transitional homes for residents and families who are struggling with homelessness or other housing insecurity, according to the project developer.  The Housing Industry Foundation, along with Gilroy-based Rebekah Children’s Services, will host an April 18 ribbon cutting to...

Tacos & Taxes brings free filing assistance to Hollister

IRS-certified volunteers will be offering free income tax filing assistance—and tacos—for eligible local residents April 5 in Hollister. The event, known as “Tacos & Taxes,” will take place 1-5pm at the Jovenes de Antaño senior center, 300 West Street. Free tax services will be available,...

District purchases 49-acre site for second high school

Hollister High School
The San Benito High School District recently acquired 49.68 acres for a second high school.  The property is located south of Wright Road in northwest Hollister, and it meets many of the criteria for a new high school offered through feedback from the 60-member Facilities...

Arts Council invites community to upcoming Night Market, Open Studios Tour

Local art for sale at Night Market The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community to attend their inaugural Open Studios Night Market, taking place 5-8pm April 13 at the Art Depot, 35 Fifth Street in downtown Hollister. This art-focused Night Market will feature original...

Youth take stage at Bach To Blues show

The Hollister High School Winter Percussion Ensemble took their talents to the stage earlier this month.  The youth band, led by Director Michael Tabrizi, performed March 16 at Gavilan College for the annual Bach To Blues concert at the college’s theater at the main campus...

Gavilan College to host Poppy Jasper Film Fest opening ceremonies

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The 2024 Poppy Jasper International Film Festival will take place April 10-17, with an opening night celebration set to take place at Gavilan College.  The festival’s April 10 opening ceremony, scheduled to begin at 8pm, will feature local guests and dignitaries, including a land acknowledgment...

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