San Benito County Local News: Community Service & Support


All Local Community Service & Support News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

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

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

02/01/2024
Before the sun came up, county staff, law enforcement and volunteers gathered to perform the 2024 Point-in-Time count, which counts homeless people in the county every two years.

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

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.

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

01/26/2024
Rancho San Justo Middle School held a grand opening of the Bronco Well and Resource Center with about 60 people in attendance, including school and district officials and students.

SanBenitocom logo From SanBenitocom...

01/25/2024
Image for display with article titled PG&E Offers $550,000 in Scholarships for Area Students

PG&E is offering scholarships to help students in South Valley and beyond offset their costs for higher education. One pool of funds is part of the utility company’s annual Better Together STEM Scholarship Program.

California Local Pin Marker From Edible Monterey Bay...

01/16/2024
The Big Sur Food & Wine Foundation has awarded 17 grants worth a record $225,000 to local organizations with funds raised in 2023. Activities included the Big Sur Fashion Show, the Ferrari Event at the Barnyard, and more.

Gilroy Dispatch logo From Gilroy Dispatch...

01/10/2024
Image for display with article titled Local Scene: Gilroy Veterans Hall Hosts Benefit Days

The Gilroy Veterans Memorial Hall, 74 West Sixth St., is hosting Veterans Benefit Days on the first and third Fridays of the month through 2024 with extended hours from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

01/05/2024
As the nonprofit Youth Recovery Connections completes renovations to open its new office, Executive Director Michael Salinas and his staff reflect on the progress they’ve made in their first year.

Gilroy Dispatch logo From Gilroy Dispatch...

01/04/2024
Image for display with article titled  New Roof Donated for Gilroy Home

This Gilroy home received a new roof donated by Simmitri and other local roofing companies.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/03/2024
“Progress remains slow,” according to a recent report on faculty diversity at California’s community colleges. For Nikia Chaney, the sole full-time Black faculty member at Cabrillo College, the experience is personal.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

01/01/2024
Emery Unified took a targeted approach, including paying teachers extra to stay after school and tutor students.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/25/2023
State audits of the University of California and the California State University found both systems have failed to comply with decades-old state and federal laws mandating the return of Native ancestral remains and cultural artifacts. Only UCLA and Cal State Long Beach have returned a majority of their collections.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/21/2023
The financial aid application for undocumented students is cumbersome and confusing, and many students aren’t completing the forms. A new law streamlines the process.

SanBenitocom logo From SanBenitocom...

12/20/2023
Image for display with article titled District Works With Legacy Church to Brighten Holidays

The Hollister School District partnered with Legacy Church after representatives asked how they could help provide donated gifts to local students in need.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/19/2023
Federal funding for domestic violence shelters and housing programs is declining. Advocates want the state to step in, but with a record projected deficit new spending is unlikely.

California Local Pin Marker From CalMatters...

12/15/2023
All but two California counties are delaying their implementation of a new law that makes it easier for a court to place someone in involuntary confinement if they can’t care for their own medical needs or personal safety.

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

12/12/2023
Ever since Hollister High School senior Jake Varnes finished his time as a student at Cerra Vista Elementary School, he wanted to find some way to give back to the school. He found a path toward doing just that.

California Local Pin Marker From Benito Link...

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

Gilroy Dispatch logo From Gilroy Dispatch...

12/07/2023
Image for display with article titled Gilroy Garlic Festival Hands Out Checks

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association dished out $65,000 in donations to various organizations during a ceremony at Gilroy Presbyterian Church, continuing its long-standing tradition of giving back to the community.

Join Us Today!