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Fremont Peak also has sweeping views of the surrounding area. Photo by Ian Sills.

Clear skies and telescopes draw crowds to Fremont Peak Observatory

Weekend programs offer lectures on the solar system, star clusters and black holes.

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American Legion Post 69 riders in front of the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally set to take place in July. Photo by John Chadwell.

Rebel Rally video talks motorcycle history

Videos showcase the history of motorcycles in San Benito County.

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Motorists gather for Jim West Antique Auto Tour

The former San Juan Bautista mayor was remembered on the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail, where a monument was erected in West’s honor.

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Shari Stevenson comes from a family of veterans. She is dedicated to serving all vets in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Shari Stevenson fights for vets

She first became aware of PTSD and Agent Orange as a teen. When her two sons joined the military, she learned what benefits would be available after their service. Now she serves all vets in San Benito County for the Veterans Administration.

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Angelo Hudson and Mark Preader with students at Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local martial arts instructor brings home gold

Mark Preader wins world championship.

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Preschoolers at Sacred Heart School sing for their moms at a May 10 Mother's Day celebration. Photos provided by Kat Nobile.

Sacred Heart preschoolers celebrate Mother's Day

Mothers treated to brunch at weekday celebration.

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Yoga instructor Karin Larsen poses next to her sound bowls. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Sound bath vibrations wash over local yoga class

Instructor Karin Larsen teaches principles of deep relaxation.

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A family reads new comics outside Bill's Bullpen in Hollister on Free Comic Book Day. Photo by Noe Magaña.

A packed Bill's Bullpen hosts Free Comic Book Day

Event included raffles and free pictures with superheroes. Video of the local celebration inside!

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Opening day of the Farmers' Market in downtown Hollister on May 1, 2019. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Farmers’ Market kicks off in Hollister

As spring blooms, residents fill downtown to eat, shop and enjoy community.

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Dale Barnes, Joe Ortiz and Bernie Ramirez were among the Vietnam War veterans who spoke at San Benito High School on April 25-26. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Vietnam veterans speak to students on war experiences

History comes to life at San Benito High School.

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JSM Organics grows organic produce and flowers. Photos courtesy of JSM Organics.

JSM Organics receives national grant

Aromas farm awarded $5,000 to support sustainable agriculture practices.

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Walkers head out from the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister during the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 13. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County walks a mile in her shoes

Men wearing red stilettos say no to sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Residents play in the water from Tres Pinos Creek that partly flooded Southside Road in spring 2019. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Spring blooms in San Benito County

Residents reflect on the changing landscape.

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Dave Io, sushi chef and co-owner of Inaka. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaka: Sushi runs in the family

New Japanese restaurant in San Juan Bautista serves up delicious delights.

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Surrounded by her family, Railyn King (center) signed onto the University of Mount Olive. Photo courtesy of Baler News.

SBHS field hockey player heads to Division 2 university

Railyn King is first female San Benito High School student to receive scholarship to play field hockey in college.

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The San Benito Oriana Chorale practicing for two upcoming Bach to Rock concerts in May. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local singers raise voices for upcoming performances

San Benito Oriana Chorale readying for two Bach to Rock concerts in May.

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Chef and SBHS culinary teacher Mike Fisher with junior Christian Oseguera. Oseguera said “I really enjoy this opportunity to have such a mentor." Photo by Becky Bonner.

Local culinary teacher launches project to give students job-seeking experience

Mike Fisher is working to help youth enter the foodservice industry.

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Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

SJB Historic Walking Trail dedication and open house planned for April 13

Saturday event starts at 9 a.m. with a dedication of the new map kiosk near the San Juan Bakery patio.

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Robert Walton near Frog's Summit in 2019. This picture shows some typical gear - climbing harness, BD belay/rappel device called an Air Traffic Controller, various carabiners, various sewn slings, and a belay sling (yellow) called a webolette. Photo courtesy of Brad Young.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcomes veteran rock climber

Robert Walton shares highlights from 42 years in the park.

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B&R's Riley Rossi helped out at the winter boutique selling potted succulents. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Spring shopping at B&R Farms' Blossom Boutique

Get ready for Easter and Mother's Day by visiting this spring Blossom Boutique on April 13-14.

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