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VFW Post 9242 Honor Guard placed wreaths for each military service before those attending the ceremony placed wreaths on about 150 headstones. Photos by John Chadwell.

Veterans honored at Wreaths Across America ceremony

Wreath-laying ceremonies took place across the nation at exactly the same time to honor American veterans.

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Our Lady Of Guadalupe. Photos by Laura Romero.

Hundreds gather for annual feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

All-night event includes Mass, music and dance performances, treats and warm drinks.

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San Benito High School sophomore AVID students helped fill bags with donated items to be delivered to the homeless shelter on Dec. 19. Photo by Adam Breen.

High school students to present gift bags to local homeless

Students in Laurie Chavez's AVID 10 class at San Benito High School packaged items donated by the community to make the season a bit brighter for area homeless.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Congressman Panetta on passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation passed Dec. 12 regulates federal farm programs and nutrition assistance. It includes provisions that Congressman Panetta advocated for.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Toy Drive in Hollister brings holiday spirit

Residents come together giving gifts to others.

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Management Services Director Mike Chambless at a Hollister City Council meeting. File photo.

Hollister City Council approves partial sludge removal

Councilmembers hope it gives city about three years to come up with short, median and long-term plans.

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It took Josh Oelrich 10 years of research and five years to write his first book. He hopes the following four in the series will only take him five years. Photo by John Chadwell.

Local author makes Best Of list with debut book

Josh Oelrich releases first of a five-volume sci-fi fantasy series.

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Photo provided by the Hollister Police Department.

Inebriated driver crashes into residence

According to police, field sobriety test revealed "high level intoxication" and drugs also located inside vehicle.

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Robert Rivas at a 2017 town hall meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.

COLUMN: Moving Forward

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas says he looks forward to having the opportunity to work on behalf of the 30th State Assembly District in Sacramento to make the California Dream a reality for all.

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Pinnacles National Park seeks local interpretation and education intern applicants

Intern will lead programs like field trips and night hikes.

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Buckaroo Jacob trying his hand at roping the calf dummy. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Baler Buckaroos get a taste of rodeo

San Benito High School FFA and Associated Student Body hold rodeo for Life Skills students.

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Contributing artist Dylan Sandstrom and wife Courtney showed the artwork they won in the raffle. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Small is the new big at art exhibit’s closing reception

SBC Arts Council party celebrates local creators.

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Runners at the 10 Mile starting line in early 2018. Photos provided by Amalia Ellis.

Mission 10 race returns in January

Registration now open for 36th annual run.

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Sustaining Donors help BenitoLink grow. Graphic courtesy of Pixabay.

BenitoLink sustaining donors double their investment

Monthly donations bolster BenitoLink’s financial health.

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Rolling hills near the Vergeles Fault. Photo by Ilia Carson-Letelier.

San Benito Geology: All Your Faults

This is the third in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the Calaveras Fault and other local faults.

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Photos by Malia Chang.

Dance concert steps into San Benito High School auditorium

Shows feature works performed by classes and clubs.

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Robert Rivas. File photo.

Rivas takes oath of office

The former county supervisor will represent San Benito County, Watsonville, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, the Salinas Valley and Big Sur at the state level.

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(Left) Mayor Jim West at a San Juan Bautista City Council meeting in October 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista Mayor Jim West passes away

No cause of death has been given at this time.

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MBEP event was packed all day. Panels talked on several topics and then groups broke up into smaller sessions for discussions. Photo by Leslie David.

Panel forecasts 15.5 percent regional growth in 20 years

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership says ‘urban suburbia’ describes the future of San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

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