San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor at a 2018 meeting of the Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office issues statement on detonated explosive device

Law enforcement says two homemade explosive devices found in the area of the 700 block of Nash Road.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area

Clear Creek was closed to the public in 2008 due to potential risk by naturally occurring asbestos.

Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

Ongoing federal government shutdown ends its third week

Pinnacles National Park mostly closed; retail traffic down in Paicines and Tres Pinos.