The couple said they have lived in the Monte Bellow Estates only a couple years and did not know the man who broke into their home. Photo by John Chadwell.


Homeowner shoots suspected burglar

San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies found a man lying on the street and took him to jail after being treated at a Salinas hospital.

Mary Ann and Ray Barragan. Courtesy of Golden Memorial Insurance.


Ray Barragan, from garlic grinder to a leader in burial insurance

The family continues his business and legacy of good works.

Site of Gavilan College's Fairview Corners campus in San Benito County on March 7, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College San Benito campus groundbreaking set for late 2022.

A soft opening is expected for the 2024 summer semester.