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The Rayburn Brothers Band comprised of (left to right) Craig and Keith Rayburn. Photo courtesy of Keith Rayburn.

Rayburn Brothers Band set to play Aromas Grange

Monterey-based musical brothers have spent the last 30 years making music together.

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Lake terraces can be seen at the base of the Lomerias Muertas and above the San Benito River. This rich San Juan Valley soil was once the bottom of a Pleistocene lake. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: San Benito Underwater

This is the fifth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The focus of this article is Pleistocene Lake San Benito.

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Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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Bill and Debbi Parcell (featured with grandchildren) both stated their proudest moment as a couple has been, "Seeing our sons reach major milestones in their lives, such as high school and college graduations, both of their weddings, and seeing them both become fathers." Photo courtesy of Bill and Debbi Parcell.

Local couple share relationship wisdom

Hollister school teachers Bill and Debbi Parcell give insight to creating a lasting relationship.

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Rustic Charm owner Stephanie Diaz-Kotel. The furniture and home decor store opened Jan. 26. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

New business adds to San Juan Bautista’s rustic charm

Third Street merchant sells restored antique furniture and home decor.

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Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

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Dance C with their instructor, Ms. Nichols, after the competition. Photos by Malia Chang.

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: High school dance class attends first competition

Passionate San Benito High School students show their art through dance.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Where to spend Valentine’s Day in San Benito County

With a wide range of cuisine and entertainment in a variety of locations, there is something for everyone looking to celebrate.

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Leon Logothetis, host of the Kindness Diaries show on Netflix, told nearly 200 Ladd Lane students how he was bullied in school and how the kindness of one boy saved him. Photos by John Chadwell.

Netflix show host brings kindness message to Ladd Lane

Leon Logothetis has been on a two-year journey around the world rewarding acts of kindness from strangers.

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Master gardeners Dawn Avery and Elizabeth Burns demonstrated pruning and cleaning around roses at a Jan. 26 workshop in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Master gardeners host rose care workshop in SJB

Students get down and dirty at Plaza Hall.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

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Sean Fitzharris, Jarae Tanner and Fran Fitzharris of Brewery Twenty-Five in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Brewery Twenty-Five helps raise funds for Camp Fire victims

Proceeds from Resilience IPA go to the town of Paradise.

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Jon Kaplan's Ghost Bike on Highway 25. Photo provided by Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Ghost Bike a haunting reminder of cyclist’s death

Memorial marks site where Jon Kaplan was hit by motorist on Highway 25 in Paicines.

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Kaitlyn Fontaine (center) teaches English to students in grades K-6. Photo courtesy of Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Hollister native experiences the Peace Corps

On a visit back home, Kaitlyn Fontaine talks about living in the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga.

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USGS creep meter station on San Andreas Fault near St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: Earthquake 101

This is the fourth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The topics are the nature of science, how do earthquakes occur and how are they measured.

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An unrecognizable Kirk Ward as bad guy Calvin Clay in new series Wayne. Photo courtesy of YouTube Premium.

Kirk Ward, Season Two

Hollister-born actor and TV producer has a new series called ‘Wayne’ on YouTube Premium.

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Eighty percent of Teknova employees are taking part in the 2019 giving campaign organized through United Way of San Benito County. Photo by Leslie David.

Teknova employees give more each year

Local biotech company knocks it out of the park with employee giving pledges for 2019.

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Adolfo Berlanga (left) with his son Frankie. Photo courtesy of the Berlanga family.

Adolfo Berlanga leaves a legacy of family, community values

Eight-hundred people attend El Nopal Bakery owner’s funeral.

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San Benito High School students in Interact Club came together to wrap pajamas purchased by staff members who sponsored a child. Photo by Becky Bonner.

SBHS students team up with staff to bring holiday cheer

Interact Club creates Pajama Drive to help children in need.

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