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.

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12/20/2023
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The Hollister School District partnered with Legacy Church after representatives asked how they could help provide donated gifts to local students in need.

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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.

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12/18/2023
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Some recipients say they received no notice or warning that the state had pulled their health coverage.

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12/15/2023
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The homeless problem in King City, Monterey County, is being affected by a developer's financial issues.

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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.

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12/13/2023
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The federal government cut off a pandemic-era food support program that 20 percent of Californians still need.

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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.

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12/11/2023
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Updated data for 2022 and 2023 shows that California’s homeless population is only getting larger.

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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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12/07/2023
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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.

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12/06/2023
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The funds, awarded by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, will create the “Gavilan College Higher Aspirations Juvenile Justice Program” over the next five years, a part of the Rising Scholars Network.

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12/05/2023
Image for display with article titled Bankrupt Madera Hospital Still Closed Even After State Allocated $57 Million Bailout to Get it Reopened

Cost to reopen community hospital estimated at nearly $30 million more than legislature allocated

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12/04/2023
The California Faculty Association is seeking a 12 percent pay increase, while university officials counter with 5 percent in each of the next three years.

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12/03/2023
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.

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12/03/2023
In 2020, the state agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed too many students were not learning to read. As part of that agreement, the state spent over $50 million on 75 schools with the lowest reading scores.

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11/29/2023
Most undocumented college students in California are not eligible for DACA anymore, creating new dilemmas for students and colleges around employment, financial aid and the threat of deportation.

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11/28/2023
The Double Up Food Bucks program—with its proven ability to connect food-insecure families and individuals to more fresh produce—officially debuted in Monterey County.

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11/27/2023
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Rural school districts complain that funds go to wealthier areas more likely to vote for bond measures.

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11/21/2023
Image for display with article titled Garlic Festival Dishes $65K to Charities

The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that its 2023 payouts to local charities totaled $65,000.

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