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Police & Fire

Man arrested for possession of firearms

Police say a rifle was found concealed in the rear seat of the vehicle, and a loaded handgun with a large quantity of ammunition was found in the trunk.

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Education

Hollister Rotary awards $28,000 in scholarships to San Benito County grads

Largest amount allocated in the club's existence.

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Children and Youth

Office of Education kicks off summer reading challenge

Reading challenge aims to prevent summer slide by encouraging children to read and awarding prizes for most words read.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Local Politics

San Juan City Council selects Don Reynolds for city manager

First day to be July 2. Welcome reception planned for July 9.

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News

HPD seeks man wanted for grand theft

Police say male entered the store twice in the same day and took merchandise each time.

California Highway Patrol. File photo.

News

Fatal head-on collision on Highway 25

Collision happened south of San Felipe Road on June 9.

Agriculture

30th State Assembly District receives $400,000 for soils projects

“The Healthy Soils Program does tremendous work to support farmers and ranchers in developing environmentally friendly farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the health of our soil,” Rivas said.

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Land Use

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burn near Clear Creek on June 11

Smoke may be visible to nearby rural landowners. Updated information will be provided on BLM California social media sites using #RxBurn.

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Children and Youth

Free summer lunch program for youth starts with June 10 BBQ

San Benito Health Foundation program will run from June 11 to July 26.

Government

State Senate Approves SB 230

Information provided by the Office of State Senator Anna Caballero. Senate Bill 230, introduced by State Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), unanimously passed the State Senate on May 29 on a 38-0 vote. Co-authors of the bill include State Senators Bob Archuleta, Andreas Borgeas, Bill Dodd, Cathleen Galgiani, Steve Glazer, Jerry Hill, Brian Jones, Mike Morrell, and Jeff Stone, as well as State

Valerie Egland at a February 2019 meeting of the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government

Valerie Egland to run for county supervisor

Egland is currently on the San Benito County Planning Commission and president of REACH San Benito Parks Foundation.

Guests enjoying food and drinks at the May 16 BenitoLink Spring Fiesta and Tequila Tasting. Photo by Leslie David

Features

BenitoLink hosts Spring Fiesta

We hope to host more community events in the future!

Government

Congressman Jimmy Panetta on Memorial Day

Information provided by the Office of Jimmy Panetta. On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Services who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our recognition should entail a tribute not only to those who served but also to the families of our servicemembers. The spouses, children,

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, Dolores Huerta, and legislative aide Rita Durgin. Photos provided by the Office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Health

State Assembly passes Farmworker Housing Act of 2019

AB 1783, introduced by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, is expected to streamline the process to build farmworker housing on agricultural land.

California Highway Patrol. File photo.

Events

CHP Explorer Post 725 to host open house

Explorer program offers youth ages 15-21 the experience of what a career in law enforcement would be like.