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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12/04/2023
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
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The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association announced that its 2023 payouts to local charities totaled $65,000.

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11/21/2023
The Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Foundation held their Donor Recognition event, honoring Bonnie and Alan Clark as their Donors of the Year, Community Foundation for San Benito County for Organization Donor of the Year and Dr. M. Aslam Barra as their “Heart for Hazel” honoree.

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11/20/2023
Image for display with article titled Over the Eviction Cliff: End of Pandemic Ban Sends Landlords on Binge of Kicking Out Tenants

A year after COVID-era eviction ban ended, renters face losing their homes at soaring rates.

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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
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Almost 1 of every 4 people in the world’s fifth-largest economy has trouble getting enough nutritious food to eat.

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11/16/2023
Image for display with article titled California Hospitals Closed 46 Maternity Wards As Pregnancy-Related Deaths Hit 10-Year High

Closures ongoing since 2012, but last 3 years have seen 27 maternity ward shutdowns.

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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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11/16/2023
Residents of Planada and Pajaro want state aid to help alleviate debt incurred from rebuilding after January floods. Local officials want some money to go elsewhere.

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11/15/2023
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Spectrum donated $5,000 to St. Joseph’s Family Center of Gilroy (SJFC) through the company’s national community philanthropic program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.

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11/14/2023
Millions of people across the state struggle to pay electric bills as California regulators decide on proposed rate increases. PG&E wants a rate hike to bolster the safety and reliability of its services.

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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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10/30/2023
State law requires community colleges to spend at least half their general fund on instructors. But administrators say they want more flexibility to pay for the growing need for student services.

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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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10/19/2023
Haunt 13 is the brainchild of Eric Garthwait, a Hollister resident who is an application engineer by day and a haunted house creator during Halloween season.
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