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July 20, 2024

Honored for giving

The Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Foundation earlier this month held their annual Donor Recognition celebration at the Inn at Tres Pinos. The foundation honored local community members Bonnie and Alan Clark as their Donors of the Year; the Community Foundation for San Benito County as...

Local Scene: Academic honors

Dinsmore earns Dean’s List honors Avery Dinsmore, of Hollister, was named to the Emerson College Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester. Dinsmoreis majoring in Political Communication and is a member of Emerson College's Class of 2027. The requirement to make the Dean's List at Emerson...

Local Scene: Academic honors, achievements

Gavilan graduate awarded $20K scholarship Gavilan College graduate Josephine Torres, who will be transferring to UC Santa Cruz in the fall, has been awarded that institution’s Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Scholarship for 2023.  Torres is a biology major whose career goal is to help people...

Local Scene: Highway 156, Free Comic Book Day

Work resumes on Highway 156 Construction on the Highway 156 Corridor Improvement Project continues with a focus on earth removal over the next several weeks, according to a press release from Caltrans. Crews will accelerate efforts to excavate the Union Road Hill and plan to move...

Applications now open for Arts Express Grant Program

The San Benito County Arts Council is seeking applications for its 2023 Arts Express Grant Program.  The goal of the Arts Express Grant Program is to promote artistic and cultural engagement, accessibility, equity and diversity in San Benito County. Local artists, art groups, arts and...

Local LULAC chapter declared defunct

Local officers and the founder of the San Benito Council of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are refusing to recognize punitive actions taken by the civil rights organization’s regional district, dismissing recent allegations as the result of a “personal vendetta” against...

Local Scene: Overnight construction at roundabout; ‘Star Wars’ celebrity to visit Hollister

Art, landscaping to beautify Highway 25 As part of Clean California, a state beautification project to upgrade a 1.6-mile section of State Route 25 with new planting and transportation art is underway, Caltrans officials announced last week. The $1 million project was approved as part of...

Community Food Bank prepares for surge in demand

Thousands of households in San Benito County who have received extra CalFresh benefits due to pandemic-related hardships will see a reduction in their monthly allotments as of April 1, and local service providers are preparing now to meet the inevitable surge in demand that...

Hazel Hawkins receives $10 million from state loan program

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Aug. 24 announced $300 million worth of zero-interest loans for struggling hospitals, including Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital which will receive $10 million from the program.  The Hollister hospital, which declared bankruptcy earlier this year, will receive the funds in the coming...

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...

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