Supervisor Margie Barrios, District 1, welcomed and introduced Farr.

Agriculture

Congressman addresses wide range of topics in town hall meeting

Rep. Sam Farr addressed topics ranging from the Iran nuclear agreement to rural Internet service

Under SB 172 California high school students exempt from exit exams.

Children and Youth

Gov. signs bill exempting 2015 high school graduates who failed exit exam

Ruling affects two 2015 SBHS grads; future of exit exam as graduation requirement remains uncertain

Drought conditions have also affected Ridgemark.

Business / Economy

Legal questions remain after sale of Ridgemark

Golf course development is the latest acquisition of John Wynn, who has a history of buying downtrodden properties

A drought-tolerant replacement for water hungry lawn.

Business / Economy

Turf removal rebate program keeps growing

State Department of Water Resources offering $24 million in rebates to replace lawns. Local company reports business is brisk.

The new facility is only phase one of the company's plans to grow in the county.

Agriculture

New food processing plant to open in early October

New vegetable processing facility will increase employment in San Benito County

Jack Kimmich was injured on the job and looked for a new opportunity. He found it in pigs.

Agriculture

Pig farmer says San Benito County is hog heaven

Local pig farmer sells premium Kurobuta pork to chefs and resorts throughout California.

Firefighter gives aid to victims of explosion and fire.

Police / Fire

Hollister first-responders pull out all the stops for emergency disaster drill

Simulation, which had been planned for months, featured multiple responders from various local emergency services agencies

Fire truck photo op.

Nonprofits

National Night Out brings community together in downtown Hollister

For 25 years, communities around the country have celebrated National Night Out to bring law enforcement and citizens together

New design for San Juan Road will slow traffic.

Business / Economy

Councilwoman Luna hosts open house to discuss plans for West Hollister

Councilwoman Mickie Solorio Luna holds open house to present plans to redesign San Juan Road.

Eighty percent of the competitors in gymkhana are women.

Nonprofits

Gymkhana, racing to beat the clock

Gymkhana is an equestrian event that is all about speed. Bolado Park is hosting the championship finals this week

Mayor visits homeless camp.

Business / Economy

Businessman claims homeless responsible for thefts, environmental damage at river campsite

Portable toilets, dumpster and wash station added to encmapment as city and county officials disagree over who is responsible for cleaning the site

Arturo Rosette and Roy Darr, II at one of the entrances to the Fremont Memorial Mural.

Art & Culture

Art Renaissance in Hollister

Newly-refreshed underpass on Fourth Street pays homage to the former Fremont School

Firemen clean up after fire.

Semi-truck blamed for four fires along Hwy. 156

One fire ignited fences behind San Juan Bautista homes, causing significant damage to one

The Moving Wall pulls into the lot across from Dunn Park as volunteers wait.

A moving memorial to Vietnam vets comes to Dunne Park

The Moving Wall, a memorial to Vietnam Veterans, will be in Dunne Park through the weekend

Everyone helps out in the kitchen.

Business / Economy

A taste of the Caribbean comes to Hollister

For a difference in dining, try the Jamaica Jerk at Nano's