Children and Youth

San Benito High School senior Rolando Pablo Lorenzo

Student's perseverance recognized

Having come to America alone to seek a better life, Guatemala native Rolando Pablo Lorenzo is honored for academic success

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CASA: Making a difference in the lives of foster care children

CASA Advocate Ron Martin and Executive Director Esther Curtice share the joys and breadth of being a child advocate for foster care children in San Benito County.

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Bar SZ Ranch builds experiences with youth and family camps

The Bar SZ Ranch will continue its Junior Wrangler and Junior Wrangler Internship camps, while extending camp opportunities to families who are interested in learning about ranch life together

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Schatz taught students at Rancho San Justo in Hollister for nine years. Pixabay Photo

Investigation Into PE Teacher Ends In Resignation

Critics say authorities failed to act when allegations of inappropriate behavior with girls first surfaced in 2009

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Hollister Police arrest felon on multiple charges

Hollister resident was arrested on multiple charges including child endangerment and committing a felony while on bail. 

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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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Inspire Performing Arts Academy's Competition Dance Team

Inspire Performing Arts Academy wins coveted Studio Sportsmanship Award

Inspire Performing Arts Academy is selected by Onstage Tournament judges for the "Backstage Studio Sportsmanship Award"

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The will be a full moon on April 28.

Moonlight walk on De Anza Trail

The public is invited out for a special family friendly evening walk on De Anza Trail Saturday, April 28.

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Members of the Chavez family came to Wednesday's track and field meet to support current athletes and to participate in the alumni lap. From left to right: Marielva Chavez Class of 1990, Ralph Chavez Class of 1989, Cuco Chavez Class of 1964, Laurie Chavez Class of 1996, Cuco Chavez Class of 2032, and Cuco Chavez Class of 1998.

Multiple generations of Haybalers reflect on Andy Hardin Stadium before construction on a new facility begins

As current track and field athletes competed Wednesday in the last home track and field meet that will be held on Andy Hardin Stadium's dirt track, members of the community shared their own memories

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The annual VFW Easter egg hunt in Hollister is scheduled for Sunday at Veterans' Memorial Park. File photo from 2015.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Hollister Saturday March 31

Annual Easter Egg Hunt participants are reminded to arrive early. The event is hosted by VFW Post 9242 and Auxillary will be at Veterans Memorial Park

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The Sunnyslope Library received a grant for new books.

Education Fund Close to $100,000 Milestone

Students from Hollister schools benefit from family directed grants made from the Connie O'Connor Education Fund.

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The small group of students had a chance to answer three main questions directly. Photo by Jennifer López

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Youth Alliance and San Benito High School host Safety Forum

Students at San Benito High School discuss school safety through a Youth Alliance forum. Among topics discussed were mental health and the school resources available for struggling students.

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Students in Hollister participating in International Day of Peace activity

Gavilan College adds new transfer degree in Social Justice Studies

The Associate in Arts in Social Justice Studies for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a bachelor's degree in Social Justice Studies and related majors. Career pathways include social wo

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Hollister School District Superintendent Lisa Andrew (center right) and San Benito County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto speak at the immigration forum.

LULAC hosts community immigration forum

Judicial, education, and law enforcement officials spoke this weekend at an immigration forum hosted by LULAC. Some government officials were also in attendance.

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San Benito High School students during 17 minute period of silence. Photo by Leslie David

OPINION: Thoughts on San Benito High School Student Walkout

OPINION article about recent student protest about violence on campus.

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Students at the walkout last week protest campus violence as others head to class. Photo by Leslie David

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Teacher/Student opinions on SBHS campus safety

BenitoLink Junior Journalism reporter Jennifer López asked students and faculty of San Benito High School about school safety. How prepared they feel for a code blue, their confidence in their own safety and their opinion on teachers having guns.

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Regional Crystal Apple Award Given to Two Local Teachers

Local teachers Donald (Chip) Gauvreau and Amanda McCraw were selected as two of this year's KSBW's Crystal Apple Award recipients due to being "remarkable and inspiring local teachers"

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Jesse Ortiz with Calaveras students Photo by Gabriel Gonzalez

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Quiet custodian by day, drummer by night

Seventh graders Luis Garcia and Victor Sanchez write about someone they admire, Calaveras lead custodian, Jesse Ortiz.

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Cienega School Principal/Teacher Nancy MacClean said, "I'm seeing more of our curriculum through the internet"

Rural Schools Receive High Speed Internet with the Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grant

San Benito County Office of Education is currently in the process of incorporating the Broadband Infrastructure and Improvement Grant to all rural schools in San Benito County

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Bear Valley Schoolhouse today. Photo courtesy Timothy Babalis.

Pinnacles plans to preserve schoolhouse traditions

Pinnacles National Park purchases Bear Valley Schoolhouse to preserve it's historical significance and support community traditions.

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