Recreation & Sports

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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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Pinnacles National Park names new superintendent

Blanca Alvarez Stransky brings 34 years of experience with the National Park Service.

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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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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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Local high school rodeo state finals qualifiers. Photo courtesy of Liz Westrick.

Local rodeo athletes competing at state finals

They’ll be representing San Benito County at two upcoming events. Top athletes move on to nationals.

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San Benito Stage Company Summer Camp registration now open

Highlights include dancing, singing and acting. Scholarship opportunities available.

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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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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

San Benito County Free Library to Celebrate Dia de los Niños

Community members invited to first annual Dia de Los Niños (Day of the Child) celebration on April 30.

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Amy Redmond Waran leads the girls of Team Flying Colors in a dance at a previous Healthy Kids Day event in Hollister. Photo by Lisa Robinson Ward.

Central Coast YMCA celebrates Healthy Kids Day

April 27 event highlights local resources for youth.

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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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The San Benito High School gifted basketball team with the Everett Alvarez Eagles after an April 11 game. SBHS won 24-20. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Gifted basketball nets a win for SBHS

Balers beat Everett Alvarez Eagles 24-20.

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San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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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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Central Coast YMCA summer day camp 2018 participants during an outing to the beach. Photo courtesy of Crystal Canchola and the YMCA of San Benito County.

Central Coast YMCA gearing up for summer camp

Programming works to keep kids moving, exploring and learning all summer long.

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The entire proposed concept design for Brigantino Park from a presentation by Kimley-Horn design engineers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council views concepts for Brigantino Park

Park presents a ‘branding opportunity,’ but generating revenue early is critical for success, designers say.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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The Junior Warriors Basketball League's six-game season includes 340 players split into 34 teams. All participants receive a Junior Warriors jersey, similar to the official jersey. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Inaugural Junior Warriors season is a slam dunk

Local basketball league offered at no cost to participants.

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Miss San Benito Rodeo 2017 Corissa King and 2018 Queen Kelsee French, waving to the crowd at the 2018 parade in downtown Hollister. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Entries open for Miss San Benito Rodeo

Winner will represent the county’s Saddle Horse Association at various events including the California Rodeo in Salinas and San Benito County Fair.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

No shuttle service at Pinnacles National Park on March 30

Large crowds and limited parking expected.

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