File photo of homeless campsite in the San Benito riverbed. Photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

SBC homeless population grows by 26%

Among the findings is 20% report they are first time homeless.

Art & Culture

Retired reporter launches career as novelist

Larry Slonaker paid his dues at the San Jose Mercury News and is now promoting his first novel, ‘Nothing Got Broke.’

Residents who took part of the program met for the first time in person during the graduation ceremony. Photo courtesy of Lizbeth Silva.


San Benito County families learn money management in 6-month program

A $500 stipend and education lead to significant life changes.

News Release

Baler alumnus returns as coach

David Kaplansky has an overall record of 226-75 coaching both girls and boys programs at Hollister High School.

The RHNA draft focuses on four recommendations put forth by COG concerning an increase in workforce housing and the elimination of single family zoning. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Housing / Land Use

Draft of regional housing allocation plan OK’d for public review

San Benito County Council of Governments issues four policy recommendations to Hollister, SJB and the county.