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June 28, 2022

Gavilan College selects new leader

Pedro Avila gavilan college superintendent president
Gavilan College has selected its new superintendent-president.  Pedro Avila comes from Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC), where he serves as Vice President of Student Services. College officials are negotiating Avila’s contract, and the college will place the employment agreement on the agenda for public review and...

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor, District 4

Three candidates are on the June 7 ballot for San Benito County Supervisor District 4: Tony Avilla, Angela Curro and Elia Salinas.  Avilla grew up in Santa Clara County and served in the U.S. Air Force before he began working for his family’s construction company,...

Covid-19 ‘test-to-treat’ sites open in Hollister

The San Benito County OptumServe Covid-19 testing sites now offer test-to-treat options, where individuals can get tested for the novel coronavirus and speak with a healthcare provider about available treatment choices if they test positive. If eligible, patients can leave the site with those...

Letter to the editor: To build or not to build

For many years there has been discussion about building a second public high school in Hollister, and it appears that the San Benito High School district board and administration is “getting serious” about making this happen. As I wrote before, I think their suggesting...

San Benito High softball team ready for Mitty in Open Division showdown

The San Benito High softball team enters Saturday’s 1pm Central Coast Section playoff quarterfinal game at Mitty brimming with confidence.  Yes, the Haybalers know they’re up against a formidable opponent which beat them in the season-opener 4-1 on March 1. However, San Benito is banking...

San Benito High baseball team hopes experience will be key in potential CCS championship run

Four high school baseball teams in the Weeklys South Valley coverage area—Christopher, Live Oak, San Benito and Sobrato—found out where they were placed after the Central Coast Section seeding meeting on May 18.  All opening round/quarterfinal games take place Saturday. Live Oak (18-8), the Blossom...

Local Scene: Apply for Arts Express Grant; support VFW at fundraiser

Applications now open for Arts Express Grant Program The San Benito County Arts Council invites local artists, art groups, art and cultural organizations to apply to the 2022 Arts Express Grant Program for general operations and project-based funding for art programs, projects and activities that...

Gavilan College receives anonymous $40K gift

An anonymous $40,000 donation made to Gavilan College recently was also the largest one-time gift it has ever received, according to the college. The check, which arrived in April, was addressed to President/Superintendent Kathleen Rose. The donation seemed at first to be made completely anonymously,...

Meet the candidates: San Benito County Supervisor, District 1

The June 7 election for San Benito County Supervisor for District 1 will determine who will complete the current four-year term, which began in 2020 with the election of Mark Medina. Medina resigned from the board in June 2021, and in October the governor...

Despite inexperience, San Benito boys volleyball team produces stellar season

It was a season to remember for the San Benito High boys volleyball team. Not only did the Haybalers win a Central Coast Section playoff match for the first time since 2013, they won an in-season tournament, the silver division in the Harbor Surf...

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