The San Juan Road overpass across Highway 101. The red circle is where a protest rally will take place on July 19 at 4:45 p.m. Image provided by PORC.

Housing / Land Use

Protest of commercial development on Highway 101 set for July 19

Demonstration related to zoning changes near Aromas and San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” premieres at San Benito High School

The 2019 summer musical will take the audience on an "out-of-this-world" adventure.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Second chance employment workshop comes to Hollister

San Benito County Workforce Development Board aims to raise awareness.

Photo provided by the office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

Rivas speaks out on 2020 Census question

“The Census is not and must not be a political weapon that incites fear in our community," Rivas said.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

Hollister School District to hold meetings on cell phone use in class

Superintendent said there is growing concern among staff regarding cell phone use during school hours.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by SJB150 Committee and taken by Heidi Balz.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan Bautista to celebrate 150th anniversary in September

Celebration includes pancake breakfast, parade and live music.

There were an estimated 5,000 motorcycle enthusiasts during the 2018 three-day Rebel Rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Events

Hollister Rally schedule

Attendees can go on a scavenger hunt, get rally patches and pins, eat food and more!

Graphic by Fernando Gonzalez.

Transportation

Measure G revs up its engine

First in series of indepth reports on the county's transportation and traffic issues and solutions.  The San Benito County traffic safety bill’s Citizens Oversight Committee begins work July 1.

Photo provided by the office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

Governor signs Golden State Teacher Grant Program

Bill proposed by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas and Patrick O’Donnell aims to staff schools

Agriculture

2019 Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo starts June 28

Western action packed weekend at Bolado Park Event Center.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

County committee nominations for Farm Service Agency now open

Nominations and elections will be held in northeast San Benito County.

Street closures for the 2019 San Benito County Saddle Horse Downtown Parade.

San Benito Lifestyle

2019 Saddle Horse Downtown Parade Street Closures

Parade begins at 11 a.m.

Photo provided by Graniterock.

Sports & Recreation

Graniterock and YMCA to host River Run

5k and family fun run to take place in August.

Design for the proposed roundabout at State Routes 25 and 156 intersection. Image provided by Caltrans.

Transportation

Public meeting on State Route 25 Roundabout Project planned for June 25

Public invited to learn more about the existing signalized intersection being replaced with a two-lane roundabout.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

Hillside Christian Fellowship hosts free summer workshops

Free summer workshops focus on public speaking, creative writing and the arts.