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July 12, 2024

Ladd Lane students showered with colors for fundraiser

Ladd Lane Elementary School students showed true colors—from heads to toes—as part of another successful Walk-A-Thon fundraiser and Color Run.  On Friday, Oct. 6, Ladd Lane held the walk and coinciding run, with proceeds from the school’s biggest fundraiser of the year going toward the...

Local Scene: Academic honors, Harvest Festival, Hollister Hills

Locals named to Dean’s List Hollister residents Ema Alfaro, Miranda Hernandez, Daniela Hernandez and Anessa Ocampo were named to the Stanislaus State University Dean’s List for the spring 2023 semester.  To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and...

Volunteers pick up tons of garbage on Coastal Cleanup Day

Events at 52 Central Coast sites on Coastal Cleanup Day, Sept. 23, resulted in the removal of a number of unusual discarded items, including an ATM machine, iMac computer, a counterfeit $100 bill, a sign declaring “Not a Through Street,” a Statue of Liberty...

Local Scene: Blood drive Aug. 17; National Night Out Aug. 1

Red Cross needs help to avert a blood shortage After a summer of declining donations, the American Red Cross needs the public’s help to prevent a blood shortage. Right now, the Red Cross especially needs type O negative, type O positive and type B negative blood...

Local Scene: County administrator on medical leave

Espinosa on medical leave San Benito County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa is currently out on a medical leave of absence, according to a press release from the county. Earlier this year, Espinosa had considered retiring due to his health issue, but his situation has “evolved.”  During...

San Benito eligible for electric vehicle charger rebates

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A $30 million incentive project is underway to help businesses, nonprofits, public agencies and tribes fund the installation of electric vehicle chargers in disadvantaged and low-income communities across the state.  San Benito is on the list of 30 counties where such parties are eligible for...

VFW plans Memorial Day ceremonies in Hollister

Hollister’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 will host Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies at cemeteries throughout town on the May 27 holiday.  “(On) this date we honor and mourn all the members of the Armed Forces who have given their lives in service of our...

Accelerated Achievement Academy named California Distinguished School

Accelerated Achievement Academy was recently named a 2024 California Distinguished Middle School—one of the highest academic honors in the state, says an announcement from the Hollister school.  State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on Feb. 29 recognized 293 middle schools and high schools selected for the 2024...

Nearly 300 classics featured in downtown show

The Hollister Downtown Association hosted the 36th annual Street Festival and Car Show on July 15, registering 276 vehicles and bringing crowds of excited car enthusiasts to San Benito Street.  “This year we remember and honor our beloved North Stage Entertainment Manager, Dennis Osorio, who...

Local Scene: Celebrate county’s 150th anniversary

Cool in the parks Water features at Valley View and McCarthy Parks in Hollister are now operational every day from 11am-7pm, through Sept. 29.  San Benito County’s 150th Celebrate San Benito County’s sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary on July 27 at the San Benito Historical park. The party...

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