Countywide

Lack of discovery materials delays murder trial proceedings

Attorneys of defendants Ji and Choi ask for delay of hearing, claiming FBI and sheriff's office have not given them any discovery materials needed to defend their clients.

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Walking San Benito: Pinnacles National Park Bacon Ranch

This is the twenty-third in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Vietnam vet's final fight

After being diagnosed with brain cancer linked to his being exposed to Agent Orange, Raymond Soileau fought to his final breath, but the dioxin finally won, 50 years after he was exposed to it in Thailand.

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Clara (Yoon) Ji was beloved by her daughters and many friends in Hollister.

A Life Taken: Community Remembers Clara (Yoon) Ji

Ji was tragically murdered in December. A GoFundMe has been started to help the daughters during this difficult time.

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Ambitious fundraising goal set for a milestone year at the YMCA of the San Benito County

Financial assistance for memberships, summer camp, diabetes prevention, summer camp and more supported through donations to the Annual Campaign

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San Benito County Sheriff’s Office Issues Scam Alert Advisory

The SBC Sheriff’s Office received reports that a scam phone call has re-surfaced in which the caller identifies him/herself as a Deputy with the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.

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Gavilan's Hollister site a hub for new, returning Gavilan College students

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister is a magnet for Gavilan College students. With Spring semester underway, there is still time to register for Late-Start classes.

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Water Project Funding is as Complex as Water Politics

I was looking for a simple answer to questions about water project funding – it turns out there is no such thing.

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New Children’s Theater Camp Coming Summer 2018

San Benito Stage Company will be putting on its first summer camp this summer for students newly interested in the performing arts, as well as for more experienced youth actors

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Gabilan Kinship Center Scholarships Available

Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center is offering two scholarships this year. Applications are due April 30, 2018.

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Local Wedding Officiant Creates Innovative, Non-Denominational Weddings

Local poet Rachelle Escamilla uses her passion for the written word to help couples create custom wedding ceremonies

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Map of County Express Bus Route

COG to Hold Public Transit Meetings

The meetings will be held in both San Juan Bautista and Hollister.

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SEEKING LOVING FOSTER HOMES FOR NORCAL BOXER RESCUE

SEEKING LOVING FOSTER HOMES FOR NORCAL BOXER RESCUE

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Photo from a 2017 San Benito County Business Council meeting.

San Benito County Business Council Announces Goals for 2018

They also announced that in 2017 2017 they increased their operating budget by more than 60% and membership by 18%.

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Jon Mansmith delights attendees at Historical Society with San Juan Bautista stories

Jon Mansmith, founder of Mansmith's BBQ Sauce and Gourmet Spices, recalls simpler, happier time, growing up in San Juan Bautista

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Arts Council Announces County Arts Showcase

The San Benito County Office of Education and the San Benito County Arts Council invite the community to attend its County Arts Showcase.

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Carmen and Frank Pérez at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy of Donna Silva (DLynn Photography).

SJB Couple is Golden Together

On March 18, long-time, San Juan residents, Frank and Carmen Pérez, will celebrate 50 yrs. of marriage

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Photos by: Jack Foley San Benito County Jail Commander Tony Lamonica sits in on Nick Fortino’s Personal and Career Development class during a session Feb. 7 with women inmates. The class is part of joint effort by Sheriff Darren Thompson and Gavilan Community College to help inmates become productive citizens and to reduce recidivism.

Gavilan Community College and San Benito County Sheriff’s Department team up to help jailed women and men

College’s jailhouse education program is designed to get inmates back to a productive life and reduce recidivism.

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County Supervisor Robert Rivas is a strong supporter of LGBTQ rights

Equality California Endorses Robert Rivas for Assembly

Civil Rights Group Recognizes Rivas' Support of the LGBTQ Community.

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Life Skills students get a kick out of competing

San Benito High School held its inaugural Gifted Soccer game on Feb. 8, offering Life Skills students a chance to compete in a friendly yet competitive match

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