Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Un Pequeno Paseo – A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for thousands of acres in San Benito County and the surrounding areas. Photo courtesy of BLM.

Police / Fire

Fire danger prompts target shooting and fire restrictions on public lands

Beginning on August 1, the restrictions will affect BLM-managed public lands in Fresno, Monterey, and San Benito County.

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San Benito Lifestyle

SLIDESHOW: Wild Color 5K Run

Abraham Manzo of Hollister placed first in timed run. The first 100 racers who crossed the finish line during the untimed color run received limited edition medals.

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Schools & Education

District grad seeks seat on Aromas-San Juan Unified School Board

Casey Norton Powers seeks to be first graduate of Anzar High School to win a seat on the district board of trustees.

COG Executive Director Mary Gilbert told leaders at city council and county supervisor meetings the sales tax would raise $16 million a year. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

One-percent sales tax for road improvement to be on Nov. 6 ballot

Expected to raise hundreds of millions to fund local roads and widening Highway 25.