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February 27, 2024

Family secures 140-year legacy by conserving Silacci Ranch

The 9,400-acre Silacci Ranch—a sprawling landscape that stretches from the Salinas Valley floor to the peaks of the Gabilan Range—will be protected forever from suburban sprawl following a recent agreement between the property owner and a California land trust.  The Silacci Ranch is located in...

Local Scene: Pancake breakfast and toy drive Dec. 9

Chorale holiday concerts San Benito Oriana Chorale will present their Christmas season concerts on Dec. 13 at San Juan Bautista Mission (406 Second Street in San Juan Bautista) at 7:30pm; Dec. 15 at Christ Fellowship Church (2066 San Benito Street) in Hollister at 6:30pm; and...

Lights are on

Hollister and its residents, organizations and businesses rang in the winter holiday season Nov. 25 with the Downtown Association’s 33rd annual Lights On Celebration parade.  Floats of various sizes carrying kids of all ages, marching bands, classic cars, scouting groups, farm animals, youth sports teams,...

Delta Kappa Gamma holds annual conference

Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of professional women educators, held its Area V Fall conference in early November. The conference in Seaside included Delta Kappa Gamma members from counties and cities throughout the Central Coast.  Delta Kappa Gamma is “a philanthropic force on the...

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: Arts Council announces art show and giveaway

Arts Council announces art show and giveaway The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community to its sixth annual Small Works Art Show & Giveaway from 5:30-7:30pm on Dec 1 at The Art Depot, 35 Fifth St., Suite D, located in the historic train...

Operation Freedom Paws wins $25K donation

U.S. Army veteran Ramon Reyes and his chocolate labrador, Huey—who are clients of San Martin-based Operation Freedom Paws—were recently recognized in an effort to highlight the life-changing impact that service dogs can have on military veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.  Huey and...

Construction proceeds at Gavilan College’s Hollister site

Construction is under way at the Fairview Road site of Gavilan College’s new San Benito County campus.  Delivering on current and future needs of its new students, the new campus project marks a “homecoming” for Gavilan College, which was founded in Hollister in 1919, says...

Hollister celebrates veterans

Local residents, marching bands, businesses, community organizations and youth groups celebrated and thanked San Benito County’s and the nation’s veterans at the annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Hollister Nov. 11.  Leading the early afternoon procession were the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 Honor...

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...

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