San Benito High School will compete against Independence High School, Christopher, Gilroy, Sobrato and more in the school's first "Battle of the Bands." Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS to host first Battle of the Bands at new stadium

San Benito High School, Independence, Christopher, Gilroy, Sobrato, Live Oak, Salinas, Fremont and Sunnyvale will participate in the competition.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office warns of counterfeit prescription drugs laced with fentanyl

Law enforcement has dealt with two recent overdose cases where the opioid is believed to be involved.

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Transportation

Monterey Bay Community Power to launch EV charging station project

State-local partnership to make $7 million available in tri-county area.

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Health / Fitness

30th annual Red Ribbon Run

5K run held to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol in our community.

Photo provided by California Highway Patrol.

Transportation

Fatal crash closes portion of Highway 25

Southbound from Highway 101 closed at Bloomfield Avenue, northbound closed at Shore Road. Re-opening expected around 4-5 p.m.

Location of the 4.7 earthquake outside of Tres Pinos on Oct. 15, 2019.

News

4.7 earthquake shakes San Benito County

Epicenter in the Gabilan Range outside of Tres Pinos.

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There is a favorite pumpkin awaiting everyone at the Harvest Hope for a Cure Event at San Benito Historical Park.

Ag

Harvest Hope Festival Moves to Historical Park

Family event will have hundreds of pumpkins, artisan pop-up shops, crafts, produce stand, fall decor, antiques and a BBQ lunch.

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Agriculture

Community Water Center offering free well testing

Available to anyone with a private domestic well which provides water to 1-14 households living in San Benito County.

Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

HPD receives traffic education and enforcement grant

Funds to be used for programs such as DUI checkpoints and targeting primary causes of crashes.

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Environment / Nature

Bureau of Land Management makes over 700K acres available for leasing

Decision does not authorize any drilling for exploration or development of oil and gas resources, BLM said.

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Children and Youth

Central Coast YMCA offers Halloween events at five locations

Games, treats and costume contest at San Benito location to take place on Oct. 25.

Photos provided by the Safe Kids Coalition of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

Safe Kids Coalition hosts Walk to School Day at R.O. Hardin

Over 200 participants learned about walking safely to school.

San Juan School. File photo.

Police / Fire

Sheriff investigated shooting threats at San Juan Elementary School

Law enforcement determined threats not substantiated.

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Health

Del Mar Caregiving Center to host dementia workshop in Hollister

Educational program designed to help family caregivers of people living with dementia.

Government / Politics

Town Hall: Report to the County coming Oct. 10

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, Supervisor Peter Hernandez and Supervisor Jim Gillio will attend to update citizens on their past year in office.