San Benito County Local News: Local Community Groups


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04/17/2024
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The office of California 18th District Rep. Zoe Lofgren announced this week that the San Benito Health Foundation will receive $1,385,218 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for healthcare centers in San Benito County.

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03/12/2024
200 laptop computers were donated to Youth Alliance by AT&T, Monterey Peninsula Foundation and Human-I-T, for distribution to Hollister and Gilroy residents lacking "digital basics".

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03/11/2024
Central Coast Community Energy, which provides renewable electricity and community energy programs throughout a 5-county service area, released its annual impact report.

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03/05/2024
The Business Council takes over management of the Monterey and San Benito Small Business Administration Centers from previous contract holder Cal Coastal on April 1.

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02/19/2024
Artists sold chosen pieces in celebration of San Benito Agricultural Land Trust’s 30th anniversary.

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01/31/2024
Danny Barrera Jr. has some very big shoes to fill: those of Paulina Valdivia, who co-founded Hollister’s Jovenes de Antaño Senior Center in 1975 and ran it until her death in September 2022.

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12/08/2023
The Hollister Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 hosts its Christmas Potluck Dinner on Dec. 16 at the Veterans’ Memorial Building.

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11/20/2023
Youth Alliance has announced its second annual Blanket Drive to benefit local youth during the winter season, partnering with local businesses in Hollister to collect blankets during November.

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11/17/2023
The longtime stage manager and associate of San Juan Bautista’s El Teatro Campesino was respected for his work in Teatro founder Luis Valdez’s landmark play “Zoot Suit,” as well as “La Pastorela” and “La Virgen de Tepeyac.”

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11/16/2023
Delaney Drew has redesigned the children’s room at Emmaus House, the only temporary emergency shelter in San Benito County for families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or human trafficking.

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11/07/2023
Attorney Paul Rovella was recognized as a friend to agriculture Nov. 4 at the Barn Event Center in Tres Pinos. About 100 guests came to the event hosted by the San Benito County Farm Bureau.

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10/25/2023
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The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce honored the people, businesses and organizations who work to support their community in a variety of ways.

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10/23/2023
Every school day, 10 Arts Council teaching artists are deployed to all TK-8 elementary school sites throughout the district.

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10/20/2023
Estrella Esparza-Johnson is the first Latina director of a main Western Stage production at Hartnell Community College, “The Thanksgiving Play,” which runs through Oct. 29.

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10/12/2023
Bernie Ramirez, with the Hollister VFW Post 9242, is raffling handmade Adirondack chairs or a bench (winner’s choice). All proceeds go toward ‘I Care Packages’ the Hollister VFW sends to deployed active-duty military members across the world.

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10/02/2023
Between Oct. 1, and Dec. 10, homeowners who purchase from Anderson Homes choose one of these nonprofits to be awarded a donation: San Benito County Arts Council, Youth Alliance, San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, BenitoLink and the Community Foundation for San Benito County.

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09/18/2023
The Community Food Bank of San Benito hosted an event called “Spooning the Lawn.” Food Bank CEO Sarah Nordwick said each spoon that was installed in the Veterans Memorial Building lawn represents 10 people in the county who are struggling with hunger.

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08/28/2023
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The San Benito County Arts Council invites artists, art groups, arts and cultural organizations, and public school teachers to apply for the program.

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08/15/2023
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The San Benito Agricultural Land Trust recently completed steps to permanently protect another portion of Phil Foster Ranch in San Benito County’s fertile San Juan Valley.

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07/28/2023
The Hollister Exchange Club held an event to distribute $24,075 in grants and scholarships. The group is dedicated to fostering youth development, supporting charitable initiatives, and strengthening community bonds.
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