Photo provided by the company: Earthbound Farms, LLC has broken ground on a new 120,000 sq. ft. warehouse, the first phase of a five year expansion plan.

Agriculture

Earthbound Farms has plans to expand over five years

Earthbound Fams, LLC gets the go-ahead from the county to expand its facility near San Juan Bautista

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Agriculture

2014 crop report shows local agriculture impacted by drought

Cherry, wine grape and hay crops suffered while vegetables and cattle increased in value in 2014

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Business / Economy

Heritage Bank of Commerce celebrates one year at Hollister branch

Branch employees are active members of the community, volunteering a cumulative 165 hours over the past year

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Government / Politics

Justice Bus comes to Hollister

OneJustice and the UFW Foundation sponsored a free legal clinic to answer questions about naturalization and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Government / Politics

San Benito County Grand Jury releases annual report

Report details findings and recommendations for several county agencies, including the Grand Jury itself. Agencies have 90 days to respond to the report.

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Police / Fire

Alcohol sales in downtown Hollister to stop at midnight during biker rally

The Hollister City Council supported a request earlier this month from the local police chief to prohibit alcohol sales after midnight in the event area of the upcoming biker rally.

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San Benito Lifestyle

World record holder takes to the skies this weekend

Spencer Suderman is in the Guinness Book of World Records for achieving the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft

Vicky Benzing and her 1940 Boeing Stearman

San Benito Lifestyle

Pilot Vicky Benzing to perform during the Hollister Airshow this weekend

She says airshows are β€œan expression of how much I love to fly in three-dimensional space."

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Police / Fire

First-responders train for worst-case scenario at air show

Annual training was combined with air show-specific drills and information Wednesday

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San Benito Lifestyle

Air Show Takes Flight This Weekend

Sixth annual event at Hollister Airport will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Agriculture

San Benito Foods Gears Up for Another Season

Cannery making final preparations for tomato processing in July in downtown Hollister, a site that has been working for more than 90 years

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Children and Youth

Miss San Benito County Rodeo to be Crowned on Saturday

Two contestants will compete to become the 2015 Miss San Benito Rodeo on June 13

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Police / Fire

Cal-Fire in the midst of a busy fire season

The Hollister Air Attack base, located at the south end of the Hollister Municipal Airport, has been staffed since April because of a longer fire season.

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Agriculture

Fairhaven Orchards weathers challenges to thrive worldwide

The Rajkovich family continues a farming tradition that started in 1958 off Highway 25

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Children and Youth

Honoring Portuguese tradition

Hollister's Portuguese-American community celebrated the Feast of the Holy Spirit -- the Festa Do Espirito Santo -- with a parade on Sunday morning as well as a free community meal