Nonprofits

San Benito County Cattlewomen hold annual Mooooooovie Night

The San Benito County CattleWomen’s Association held their 2nd Annual Moooooovie Night on March 28, 2018 at Premiere Cinemas in Hollister.

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Photo of 4 Red Cross volunteers who responded.

Red Cross volunteers provide support to people affected by Hollister home fire

An early morning fire on April 14 at a residence in the city of Hollister prompted a response from the city's Fire Department, an assist from CalFire personnel, and support from the American Red Cross.

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Photo of smoke-alarm installer; photo of home fire

Red Cross seeks volunteers to help install smoke alarms during Sound the Alarm events in Central Coast

The Central Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking people to volunteer their time at one or more of its local Sound the Alarm home fire safety and smoke alarm installation events planned for this spring.

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Local nonprofits step up to help animals in need in San Benito County

Local non-profits work with the community and Hollister Animal Shelter in efforts to support abandoned, lost, abused, and surrendered animals in San Benito County

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Councilman Ray Friend and Supervisor Mark Medina hand out guitars to students during summer 2017 free classes.

Free Summer Guitars/Lessons: Guitars Not Guns to Partner with Youth Alliance

Guitars Not Guns San Benito County Chapter to partner with Youth Alliance for free guitars/lessons this summer. Community Volunteers Needed.

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Emmaus House helps women find safety and independence after abuse

Emmaus House, the only shelter for abused women and children in San Benito County, is a place of safety for women and children escaping abusive relationships, such as Jasmine Stone.

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Rally may hang on Chief Westrick and Changing a Council member's vote

At least two dozen motorcycle rally supporters tried to pressure Police Chief David Westrick to call outside law enforcement to cover rally, as Mayor Velazquez and Councilman Friend tell supporters to convince other councilmembers to change their votes.

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Chamberlain's Children Center presents Stand Up for Kids Comedy Night

Proceeds from the event will go towards raising community awareness and to supplement the program’s needs.

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Pinnacles Gateway Partners meeting held at Eden Rift Vineyards. Photo courtesy Jim Gillio.

Pinnacles Gateway Partners discuss overcrowding and the park's future

Pinnacles Gateway Partners meeting discussed ways to promote gateway communities surrounding the park.

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Annual Pedro Party participants playing cards at Tres Pinos Hall. Photo courtesy Cheri Holiday.

San Benito County Cattlewomen hold annual Pedro Party

San Benito County CattleWomen hosted their annual February Pedro Party at the Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Photo of a Red Cross trailer like the one that was stolen. Photo courtesy of Red Cross

Disaster-response trailer stolen from Red Cross facility

A disaster-response trailer has been stolen from the American Red Cross's Santa Cruz facility. The trailer was stocked with cots, blankets, and other emergency supplies used during Red Cross responses in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.

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A preview exhibition for Open Studios is on display at the Annex in downtown Hollister.

Open Studios Kick Off Party Friday, March 23 at the Annex

The San Benito County Arts Council invites the community to a celebration and preview of its Open Studios Art Tour.

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Photographs by Michelle Damm

Women's Club of Hollister holds First Fashion Show

The show featured fashions from local shops including Bella Charm, Irma’s Fashions, and Mrs. B’s Z Place.

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Hispanic Chamber Hosts Business Networking

Hispanic Chamber will host a free business networking event in downtown Hollister on March 21.

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Left to right: Emiliano Esparza - San Juan Bautista, Stevi Rae Page - Hollister, Channing Buchman - Morgan Hill, Sadagopan Palaniappan

SBHS Senior Stevi Rae Page Represents Hollister Rotary and takes Second at Speech Contest

Page won the Rotary Club of Hollister's annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest on January 29 before going on to represent Hollister Rotary at the Area 6 level contest hosted by the Rotary Club of Almaden Valley.

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Friends Volunteer to Improve Our Library's Welfare

The Friends of the Library is hosting their largest annual fundraising event at San Juan Oaks.

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Pet Friends invites community to the 5th Annual Fur Ball Dinner and Auction

The event helps the no kill-shelter with year-round expenses

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JJ Flores rapping to his original song in acapella. Photo by Elliot Ruiz

Youth Alliance Hosts Hip-Hop Open Mic Night

The event was part of YA’s Youth Listening Campaign where they invite youth to make their voices heard.

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Stacie McGrady, Nathanael Lierly and Jennifer Hersh unload trash from the river into a dumpster provided by RJR Recycling.

San Benito River gets big help from its friends

A small group decides to face the accumulation of trash along the San Benito River head-on.

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Paine's conference room was full as guests listened to local Mariachi Juvenil performers.

SB Arts Council launches Arts Now

With new energy, the Arts Council partners with California Alliance for the Arts to pursue a long-held dream; solidifying a place for the arts in public education

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