Recreation

Goat Hill Girls performing at the 25th annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Joshua Miller.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Check out photos from Day Two of the music festival held at San Benito County Historical Park.

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Ken Ottmar (left) and Cameron Fitzpatrick playing pickleball during the grand opening. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista opens dedicated pickleball courts

San Juan Bautista Pickleball Club held court grand opening with hopes to increase popularity for sport that's a mix tennis, table tennis and badminton.

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Photo provided by Hollister Hills SVRA.

Hunting for Geocaches at Hollister Hills SVRA

Seventh annual Geocache Bash takes place September 22. A global positioning system device (GPS) is required to participate.

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Conceptual design for McCarthy Park. Image provided by the City of Hollister.

Final design approved for McCarthy Park

$3.5 million project to include splash pad and climbing wall.

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54th annual Antique Fair coming to San Juan Bautista August 12

Rotary-hosted event includes refreshments and live music from Aromas and Hollister-based bands.

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People walking for Relay for Life at Ladd Lane Elementary School in 2018. Photos by Joshua Miller.

Relay for Life: Fighting cancer one step at a time

Community members walked throughout the night to raise funds for cancer research.

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Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival returns to Hollister

Hosted by the Northern California Bluegrass Society, the festival provides an authentic atmosphere for musicians and fans alike.

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Martial Arts Instructor of the Year 2018 Mark Preader with staff and students at his studio, Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo provided.

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts Owner Mark Preader named 2018 Martial Arts Master

Instructor earned the award because of his work with his Hollister-based martial arts studio and his work in the community.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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Photos by Joshua Miller.

SLIDESHOW: Wild Color 5K Run

Abraham Manzo of Hollister placed first in timed run. The first 100 racers who crossed the finish line during the untimed color run received limited edition medals.

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AT&T Park competitors. Photo provided by Kimberly Borg.

Two Hollister youths win in MLB Pitch, Hit, and Run Contest

Coming in at the top three competitors of their age group (13-14), they qualified to compete in the semi-finals at AT&T Park on June 3.

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Prayer Run from San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon takes off. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Prayer Run and Storytelling Celebrate Indigenous Culture

Indigenous and nonindigenous people run from Mission San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon. A fundraising storytelling event followed at Indian Canyon.

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New San Juan Oaks General Manager Manny Freitas. Photo provided.

San Juan Oaks Golf Club announces first General Manager change

Manny Freitas is the successor to Scott Fuller, general manager since the venue opened in October 1996.

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San Benito Babe Ruth 15's Win State, On to Regionals

As winners of the Central California State Tournament, the team will go on to compete in the Western Regional Tournament in Surprise, Arizona in late July.

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Mike Corbin is hopeful there will be a sanctioned 2019 rally, but in any case, will still have his own event. Photos by John Chadwell.

With no official biker rally in 2018, whispers begin about next year

Local businessman Mike Corbin and Florida promoter want to partner with local nonprofit for 2019 motorcycle rally, hoping city council will change position and approve it.

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Pat Ricotti Bucking Tractor with Elliot French as bronc rider.  Photo by Rene Rodriguez

Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade Winners Announced

Winners in a variety of divisions are announced for the annual Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade.

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Photo provided by Jennifer Rodriguez.

Wild Color Run races into Hollister July 28

The race route includes five places participants will run through where different colors are splashed by machines and descend on those passing by.

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(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

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An old oak tree on the road to St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

R.E.A.C.H. Adventure Parks Challenge!

Watch for posters around the county announcing the onset of an Adventure Parks Challenge, and add 'Un Pequeno Paseo' to your schedule each month!

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Protect yourself against West Nile Virus

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has confirmed its first illnesses in California due to West Nile virus.

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