Annual Pedro Party participants playing cards at Tres Pinos Hall. Photo courtesy Cheri Holiday.


San Benito County Cattlewomen hold annual Pedro Party

San Benito County CattleWomen hosted their annual February Pedro Party at the Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Police / Fire

Police Arrest Man on Drug and Gun charges

HPD arrest Cesar Montez Gonzalez after a brief vehicle pursuit and foot chase.


Children and Youth

Regional Crystal Apple Award Given to Two Local Teachers

Local teachers Donald (Chip) Gauvreau and Amanda McCraw were selected as two of this year's KSBW's Crystal Apple Award recipients due to being "remarkable and inspiring local teachers"

The $250,000 cost to renovate the Briggs building is so high, according to Adam Goldstone, because no one needs the work and they can bid whatever they want.. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

County Parks & Recreation Commission sends $600k in restoration projects to supervisors for approval

Costs to renovate county properties skyrockets because skilled workers are in short supply as County Parks & Recreation Commission approves $600,000 in renovations to supervisors for consideration.

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COMMENTARY: Will CalPERS’ More Affordable Retirement Plans Survive?

Much will depend in the public’s willingness to hold state and local politicians accountable for financial responsibility.

Photo of a Red Cross trailer like the one that was stolen. Photo courtesy of Red Cross


Disaster-response trailer stolen from Red Cross facility

A disaster-response trailer has been stolen from the American Red Cross's Santa Cruz facility. The trailer was stocked with cots, blankets, and other emergency supplies used during Red Cross responses in San Benito, Monterey, and Santa Cruz Counties.