Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

Business

Five San Benito County businesses compete in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Qualifying round set for April 6; finalists move on to May 10 main event.

A portion of San Benito Street located between Southside Road and Union Road is part of the list of upcoming road repairs via SB 1 funds. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Land Use

Supervisors approve road projects for next fiscal year

Funds from SB 1 planned for improvements to Fairview, Union, Hospital, Buena Vista and Southside roads. Repairs range from resurfacing to filling potholes.

Photo courtesy of Recology San Benito County.

Health

Renewable diesel collection vehicles coming to San Benito County

Recology’s new truck fleet is more cost-effective and reduces emissions, county integrated waste management says.

Paicines Ranch hosts events related to agriculture and land management. In-the-field classes make use of the whole ranch, giving participants a hands-on experience. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

Rancher to Rancher Field Day

Free workshop and information sharing for ranchers and livestock managers at Paicines Ranch on April 11.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Local Politics

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announces April mobile office hours

Congressional staff members to be available in Hollister, Watsonville and King City this month.

The entire proposed concept design for Brigantino Park from a presentation by Kimley-Horn design engineers. Photo by John Chadwell.

Land Use

Hollister City Council views concepts for Brigantino Park

Park presents a ‘branding opportunity,’ but generating revenue early is critical for success, designers say.