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April Issue ~ R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation and BenitoLink.com are hosting a MOONLIGHT WALK ON THE DE ANZA TRAIL!!!! Sat, April 28, 7:30pm

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

Meetup at the base of the trail at 7:30pm for a Jim Ostdick talk about the phases of the moon and what we’ll experience.  The moonrise is at 6:45pm, before sunset at 7:57pm, so it should be spectacular to see when we reach the overview a little beyond the mile marker, Jim says. Relying on the…

January Issue ~ 2017 Brought Good News for Parks

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

As the year 2017 took its course in the County San Benito, a consulting firm was contracted to reorganize the Resource Management Agency (Planning, Building, Public Works, and Integrated Waste).  Since parks, recreational facilities, programs and structures, come under Public Works, we at R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation have been noting the positive changes, not…

February Issue ~ INSIDE THE SBC PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

R.E.A.C.H. INSIDE THE SBC PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION Valerie Egland, for the Mission Village Voice , 2-22-2016   Once a month, currently on an ‘as needed’ basis, but always quarterly, the PRC meets in the Board of Supervisor’s (BOS) Chambers, 4thStreet, Hollister.  The Commission is made up of one Commissioner per County Supervisorial District, a…

September Issue ~ What’s With the E-Bike? Where does it fit in, and what for? September Issue 2017

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

Mission Village Voice Valerie J. Egland September Issue R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation on assignment: What’s With the E-Bike?  Where does it fit in, and what for?  More than a year ago I started a dialogue with Brian Lucas about a speech I heard on Public Broadcasting about important new technologies that will affect the…

October Issue ~ YOUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING!

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

MVV Article for October Issue, 2017 Valerie Egland R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation   YOUR CHILDREN ARE WATCHING! COASTAL CLEANUP DAY, 2017!  We did it again!  The arduous work of being janitors to the highway we live near, coastal California. I’ve had bits and pieces of debris climb out of the bed of my truck, to…

November Issue ~ San Benito River

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

Following our instincts to wander into the San Benito River environment, an R.E.A.C.H. contingent including Dave Pollard, Jim Ostdick, Robin Pollard, Don Pidd, and myself walked into the river bed with the permission of Jim West, Granite Rock properties advisor to R.E.A.C.H. We took a well-established trail behind the San Benito County High School and…

February Issue ~ Inside San Benito County’s Council of Governments

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

The Council of Governments (COG) for San Benito County takes great pains to analyze our local traffic and roads around San Juan and Aromas, as well as the rest of the County. We need to pay attention to the studies they make and participate whenever possible. Although Caltrans controls a lot of what can be…

June Issue ~ COMPLETE STREET? Do you mean the roadwork isn’t done?!

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

Mission Village Voice R.E.A.C.H. column, June issue COMPLETE STREET? Do you mean the roadwork isn’t done?! Perhaps the term ‘Complete Streets’ is ambiguous, but to those trying to figure out how to make communities walking and bicycling friendly, it is the solution. When people find walking or bicycling along a road or street comfortable, there…

July Issue ~ SUMMER IS FOR PICNICS AND EXERCISE!

By rosalinda | April 16, 2018

Mission Village Voice, July 2017 Issue, R.E.A.C.H. Article Valerie Egland SUMMER IS FOR PICNICS AND EXERCISE! Summer is here! Solstice came and went with a 70 year cycle Full Moon, and it was gorgeous. More spectacular because it made such a lovely extension to the longest day of the year, don’t you think? Now, fully…