State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State legislature approves farmworker housing bill

AB 1783, introduced by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, will head to Governor Gavin Newsom for consideration.

Leadership Conference students surround the organizers and speakers on the first day. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Schools & Education

Community leaders join Gavilan College at Youth Leadership Conference

High school and community college students learn leadership and organizational skills.

Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

Nonprofits

JMM Dance Co. gives thanks for impact grant

Funds will help expand the Social Emotional Dance project and growth of the organization.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

San Benito LULAC receives Ford Driving Dreams grant

$10,000 awarded to help SBHS and San Andreas students graduate on time and be prepared for college.

Joseph and John Wynn sat through discussion of their cannabis project at the Sept. 3 Hollister City Council meeting. They were ready to show a slide presentation for the project, but were not asked to do so. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Cannabis and smart glass projects moving forward

John Wynn’s 200-acre cannabis campus would be complemented by a 40-acre electromagnetic glass manufacturing operation.

Nonprofits

The results of San Benito GIVES 2019

Over $180,000 raised for 34 San Benito County-based nonprofits.