A map is shown from the General Plan laying out the 16 nodes that are intended for commercial development. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Suspending growth initiative campaign was right move

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about the initiative's upside and why he urged Preserve Our Rural Communities to suspend the campaign after the pandemic struck.

San Juan School. File photo.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District seeks Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members

Committee to provide oversight for the school district's Measure M Facilities Bond program.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

SBC supervisors extend term for civil grand jury

Existing group will disband Dec. 31.

City Well #1. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

BL Special Report: San Juan Bautista’s water problems reaching critical mass

City facing substantial fine for its continued inability to process large amounts of pollutants discharged into the Pajaro River, which then enter waterways that empty into Monterey Bay.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

311 people have tested positive since February, 35 are active patients, 274 have recovered and two have died.