Photo provided by David Baumgartner.


Searching the Sky: The best shooting stars this summer

David Baumgartner writes that the best nights to observe upcoming meteor showers is Aug. 11-12.

Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture.


Ag commissioner warns about seeds sent by mail

Unsolicited product from China arrives in Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

Image provided by Wayne Norton.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Politics of Fear clouds the issue

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes about staying focused on attracting local jobs and rebuilding the economy rather than the politics of fear.

Chris Heppe, new manager for the BLM Central California District. Photo provided by BLM.

Government / Politics

Chris Heppe named new Bureau of Land Management Central California District Manager 

Central California District encompasses roughly 2.2 million acres of public lands.

COVID-19 tent at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo by John Chadwell.


ICU at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has not reached capacity

Facility recently reduced number of beds to qualify for new funding.