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Visiting a State Park? Use Your Library Card

Residents can now use their library cards to check out day passes for free access to more than 200 state parks. The move is part of a collaboration between California State Parks and the California State Library to provide more equitable outdoor access for all Californians.

(April 7, 2022) → Read the full report
Mary Morales Leaves SJB, But Not Before Her Dream Project Breaks Ground

Mary Morales left behind her longtime home in San Juan Bautista for an assisted living facility in Monterey. But first the 87-year-old got to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for a new park she had been working on for more than 13 years.

(March 13, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Virtual run promotes tourism, scholarships

The San Benito County Chamber Foundation and Pinnacles National Park are organizing the first-ever virtual Pinnacles National Park Adventure Run.  The public is invited to hike, walk or run anywhere from 5k to 10k throughout the year, with the goal …

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Staying safe in the dirt

As springtime warms up and the long summer months approach, Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area will be welcoming a growing crowd of dirt bike and all terrain vehicle enthusiasts—with an emphasis on safety.  From May 14-21, volunteers, staff and …

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New disc golf course installed at Vista Park Hill

It may not have been done according to the city’s usual permitting process, but Hollister has a new disc golf course. And city officials are excited about it. After hearing a report from Recreation Services Manager Tina Garza about the …

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Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.

Image caption: The ski resort once called 'Squaw Valley' has changed its name, which resort owners acknowledged was racist and sexist.
Ski Resort Changes ‘Derogatory, Offensive’ Name

The name change of one of California’s most historic ski resorts is part of a statewide and national trend to reexamine offensive place names.

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