San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

State Senator Caballero asks Newsom to fill supervisor seat

Jim Gillio stepped down from District 4 position in July.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions


David Redman writes that the line of cars to get onto 25 from the 101 interchange is now 100 cars deep every day.

Previous Chamberlain’s resident Alimah with her son Khaine and husband Vincent on a recent visit. Photo provided by Chamberlain's.


Chamberlain’s Youth Services staff reunites with former resident

At 21 years old, Alimah is currently trekking her way through school and doing a good job managing the challenges life throws us all.

A temporary order signed June 22 allowed the San Benito Foods tomato cannery in Hollister to begin operations for the 2020 season, but now the facility must shut down by Aug. 8 unless it pays the city $2.5 million. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

San Benito Foods to close Aug. 8 if it does not pay $2.5 million operations fee

Attorney argues the cannery’s closure would cause ‘irreparable harm to the community’ by eliminating 450 local jobs.

Strada Verde Illustrative Site Plan. Image from the Initiative.

Government / Politics

SBC Supervisors question hazard report on Strada Verde

Author defends his study after Botelho calls it flawed.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


August 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

699 people have tested positive since February, 9,176 tested in total, 55 are active patients, 640 have recovered and four have died; Houligan's Restaurant in Hollister to close permanently on Aug. 16; Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program hosting 'Operation Green during COVID-19' webinar on Aug. 12; Chamber of Commerce hosting 'HR in the Era of COVID-19' webinar on Aug. 14.