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District purchases 49-acre site for second high school

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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...

Local Scene: Alzheimer’s education workshop is April 11

Alzheimer’s education seminar The Community Foundation for San Benito County will host an Alzheimer’s Education Workshop on April 11 for members of the public to learn about the disease’s risk factors, warning signs, helpful resources and other information.  Presenters include Philip M. Geiger, Regional Director for...

March 16 Bach to Blues concert features Kaye Bohler

The annual Bach to Blues concert will take place at the Gavilan College Theater at 7pm March 16.  Back to Blues is a fundraising concert that showcases faculty, students and amazing local talent. This year's guest performers include Kaye Bohler and the Hollister High School...

San Benito County Office of Education offers literacy certification

As part of its Building Bridges to Literacy Initiative, the San Benito County Office of Education began a new Early Literacy Certification Program on Feb. 3. The program brings early literacy classes to daycare providers and preschool teachers throughout San Benito County and is...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early in Hollister

The City of Hollister Parks and Recreation Department will host a free St. Patrick’s Day celebration featuring a 1k Fun Run, music, food vendors, a photo booth and gaming truck. The events take place from 6:30-8:30pm March 15 in downtown Hollister.  Following an event kickoff...

Orgs donate 200 laptops to families in Hollister, Gilroy

The Monterey Peninsula Foundation teamed up with AT&T and Human-I-T to donate 200 laptop computers to the Youth Alliance and their families in Hollister on March 9.  The giveaway was part of the AT&T Connected Learning initiative, which aims to help address the digital divide...

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...

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