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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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Guests look at live auction items at the May 11 Sip, Savor and Celebrate fundraiser hosted by CASA of San Benito County.  Photos by Laura Romero

CASA celebrates successful annual fundraiser

Event brings 150 people from around San Benito County.

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Brad Barbeau, executive director of the Institute for Innovation & Economic Development, addresses the crowd at the May 10 event. Photos by Matt Koller.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay awards $60,000 in prize money to winners

Three San Benito County businesses take part in finals, but none placed in their divisions.

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Councilman Marty Richman spoke from the podium and challenged Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Councilman Rolan Resendiz on claims of city staff and other council members having conflicts of interest and making back door deals. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister politics turn ugly

Councilman Marty Richman challenges Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Councilman Rolan Resendiz on accusing staff, fellow council members of conflicts of interest and back door deals.

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The Sun Street Centers house on Sixth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Sun Street Centers holds May 9 fundraiser

After a gap year in Medi-Cal funding, staff of local nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment facility take pay cut as they wait for October grant.

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MACE President Veronica Lezama addresses attendees at the May 4 fundraiser. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Mexican American Committee on Education holds scholarship fundraiser

Event dedicated to late El Nopal Bakery owner Adolfo Berlanga.

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JSM Organics grows organic produce and flowers. Photos courtesy of JSM Organics.

JSM Organics receives national grant

Aromas farm awarded $5,000 to support sustainable agriculture practices.

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Hollister Downtown Association members listen to presentations by San Benito County news providers. Photos by Leslie David.

Members eat and learn about local news at HDA breakfast

Online-only news sources speak on serving the public.

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 436 receive their sustainability merit badges during San Benito County's first annual Earth Day celebration on April 20. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

First annual Earth Day celebration sprouts in San Benito County

Local groups share a message of sustainability.

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Victor Gomez (left), Oscar Ramos (center) and Nazhat Parveen Sharma (right) at an April 3 ceremony where they received honorary doctorates. Photo provided by Victor Gomez.

Locals celebrated for leadership

Victor Gomez, Monterey County educator Oscar Ramos, and Nazhat Parveen Sharma receive honorary doctorates with the Claustro Doctoral Honoris Causa program.

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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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A Red Cross volunteer installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

Red Cross to offer free smoke alarm installation

On April 27, local Red Cross volunteers are expected to partner with Hollister Fire Department personnel and Seaside High School students to install free smoke alarms in Hollister and Tres Pinos.

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Walkers head out from the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister during the 2019 Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on April 13. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito County walks a mile in her shoes

Men wearing red stilettos say no to sexual assault and domestic violence.

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Fairview Corners, the future site of a Gavilan College campus in San Benito County. Gavilan purchased an 80-acre plot of land near Ridgemark at Airline Highway and Fairview Road for $8 million in partnership with Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes in June 2007. The first phase of construction is expected to begin in 2020. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Six appointed to Measure X Citizens Oversight Committee

Student representative seat still open; first meeting expected in late June or early July.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Good Friday

In this column, Matt Kirkland writes about Good Friday and offers an invitation to a community-wide service.

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Keynote speaker Corinne Warnshuis, executive director of national nonprofit Girl Develop It. Photo provided by Community Foundation for San Benito County.

Women’s Fund hosts upcoming STEM event

April 23 event to highlight STEM education for women. Keynote speaker is Corinne Warnshuis of national nonprofit Girl Develop It.

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Students in a JMM Dance Co. class. Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

JMM Dance Co. to offer inclusive and bilingual summer camps

Nonprofit dance group seeks high school volunteers and additional funding, including a camp t-shirt sponsor.

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The San Benito Oriana Chorale practicing for two upcoming Bach to Rock concerts in May. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local singers raise voices for upcoming performances

San Benito Oriana Chorale readying for two Bach to Rock concerts in May.

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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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Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

Five San Benito County businesses compete in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Qualifying round set for April 6; finalists move on to May 10 main event.

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