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September 28, 2022

Local arts council shares $4.75M grant for Central Coast

The San Benito County Arts Council, Arts Council for Monterey County, Arts Council Santa Cruz County, San Luis Obispo County Arts Council, Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and the Ventura County Arts Council announced that the Central Coast Region has been...

Local Scene: Students read millions of words

Between May 1 and July 31, students throughout San Benito County read 4,958,447 words and 7,724 books, County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto announced earlier this week. The results are part of the San Benito County Office of Education's 2022 Summer Reading Challenge.  Also during...

Artists selected to install two public art projects in San Benito County

The San Benito County Arts Council, along with local artists, community members and representatives from California Department of Transportation, recently selected three artists through a statewide call-for-artists to create and install new public artworks for two Clean California Projects in San Benito County.  The first...

Local Scene: Devii Rao performs Sept. 10; Open Studios tour returns

Squires named to Dean’s List Hollister resident Emma Squires was named to the dean's list for the spring 2022 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Squires is enrolled in the university's Olin Business School, according to a press release. To qualify for the Dean's List...

Youth Alliance fundraiser celebrates young leaders

Youth Alliance will celebrate young leaders from the community during the Youth Rising event on Sept. 15 at 6:30pm. This fundraising event is dedicated to spotlighting the youth in the organization’s programs as they work to make a difference in the community. The Youth Rising...

Orthodontists provide scholarships to students

Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics presented $2,000 scholarships to five seniors from area high schools. In Hollister, Julien Garcia of San Benito High School received a scholarship. Wafelbakker Anderson Orthodontics’ history of philanthropy dates back to 1988 when Dr. Bas W. Wafelbakker bought the practice in Gilroy. Today,...

Epicenter nears completion before opening for business   

The latest installment of “Project Revitalize” in downtown Hollister is nearly complete after the Epicenter opened its doors last week.   Community Foundation for San Benito County President/CEO Gary Byrne was the official tour guide Feb. 12, allowing the public to get a sneak peek of...

Youth Alliance hosts inaugural virtual celebration

Youth Alliance will celebrate young leaders during the Youth Rising virtual event on June 17. This event will spotlight young leaders within the organizations’ programs as they work to make a difference within the community.  During this event, Youth Alliance invites the public to donate to...

Fireworks sales heat up for local nonprofits

The sale of fireworks in Hollister got off to an early start Sunday, giving people a chance to snatch up all the best assorted packages.