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Gilroy remembers Coach Avis Kelley, who always encouraged everyone around him to make that extra effort to improve themselves in all facets of their lives.
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Hollister’s Jenny Cullumber—who has welcomed foster children, exchange students and other youth into her life over the years—was named the 2023 California Mother of the Year by American Mothers, Inc.
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On Jan. 7, San Benito High School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to name the Science and Robotics Building at Hollister High School after Mary Ann Barragan for her contributions to the district.
Jennifer Lopez and Anthony Acosta of Gilroy welcomed Alex Acosta-Lopez as the first baby born in 2023 at St. Louise Regional Hospital.
Searching the Sky
Amateur astronomer David Baumgartner writes about another year under the stars in his series for BenitoLink.
San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park Turns 40
Kerry Tobais, San Benito County Historical Society treasurer, celebrates the milestone in an article written for BenitoLink.
The San Juan Bakery celebrates more than 80 years of serving the community.
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Pauline Valdivia, the executive director of Hollister’s Jovenes de Antaño, died Sept. 23 at the age of 79.
The CattleWoman of the Year award went to Cheri Holiday, a longtime member and advocate for the beef industry. She was recognized at the CattleWomen’s Summer BBQ on Sept. 17.
On Sept. 23, the San Benito County Free Library held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 24-hour library kiosk at 3064 Riverview Way.
San Benito County was awarded $2.4 million from California State Parks, which will will go toward creating Riverview Regional Park in Hollister.
Two San Benito County wineries made Wine and Spirits magazine’s 2022 list of the world’s top 100 wineries. Calera Wine Company makes its 10th appearance and Eden Rift Vineyards makes its first.
CIA-educated chef Aaron Ricketts is opening Hapa Bros., San Juan Bautista’s first food truck, along with his brother. Both are fourth-generation members of the Teshima family.
Jennifer Colby is bringing a new art showcase to San Juan Bautista with the opening of Luna Gallery. Its first show, “Dreamscapes,” runs through Sept. 4.
Fire Safe Council volunteers worked with prescribed burn experts to remove hemlock from the Harvey and Gladys Nyland Property, with the aim of restoring native plants.
John Kouretas, owner of Paine’s Restaurant and Bar in Hollister for 42 years, is selling the restaurant to Gustavo Gonzalez, owner of La Catrina Mexican Grill, and retiring.
Sweet Cheeks Candy Company opened its doors June 18 in San Juan Bautista’s Bluebird Hotel with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Musicians Nic Calder and Paul LaCorte, who perform as HonkyDonky & HeartBreaker, celebrated 10 years of making music with a “Bandiversary” show July 2 at Grillin & Chillin Alehouse.
San Benito County Office of Education has recognized Certificated and Classified Employees of the Year on May 31 from schools across San Benito County.
Twenty-eight graduating seniors were awarded over $25,000 in scholarships at the San Benito County Chamber Foundation’s first in-person Scholarships Awards Night.