A cyclist rides past La Casa Rosa in San Juan Bautista, where the sidewalk is blocked under the building's balcony. The city closed off the sidewalk in front of 107 Third Street in September 2018 after receiving a safety complaint. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Land Use

San Juan Historic Resources Board says remove La Casa Rosa balcony to make building safe

Sidewalk under balcony closed since September 2018 due to safety complaint.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

Chicken Festival clucks into San Juan Bautista September 16

Event includes cook-off, chicken queen coronation, music, and live chicken displays.

Lois Locci. Photo provided.

Schools

QA with Gavilan College Trustee Lois Locci on open seat

Anyone interested in running for the position has until August 10 to file with the San Benito County Registrar of Voters.

Photo by Leslie David.

Land Use

Old Hospital demolished to make room for self-help housing

The new self-help housing project, known as Riverview II, will feature up to 25 homes on 4,000 square-foot lots.

Photo by Nicholas Preciado

Health

Community FoodBank hosts open house

The Community FoodBank held an open house Friday May 18 to highlight a new choice market model.

Gavilan President Dr. Kathleen Rose speaks at the May 10 San Benito County Business Council meeting at San Juan Oaks. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.

Schools

Gavilan president talks $248 million bond and local campus

Gavilan President Dr. Kathleen Rose recently spoke of future efforts to improve higher education in San Benito County via a general obligation school bond that could be placed on the November ballot.

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Local Politics

2018 Primary Election: 30th State Assembly District

Several candidates of various backgrounds will face off on June 5 for the open, contested seat for California's 30th State Assembly district.

San Juan Bautista City Hall

Agriculture

San Juan Bautista City Council holds first reading of cannabis ordinance

City council members held a public hearing on a proposed cannabis ordinance. The implementation of the ordinance is contingent upon a citywide tax gaining voter approval in November.

Our Economy

Two Hollister businesses enter startup challenge finals

Arti-Culture and Ohana Shave Ice enter the final round for Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. While this is Arti-Culture's first entry, Ohana came in second place last year in the Main Street Division.

Candidates for San Benito County Supervisor District 4.  Photo by Nicholas Preciado

Local Politics

June election candidates talk taxes and cannabis

San Benito County Association of Realtors hosts candidate forum for numerous races including county supervisor, state senate, and state assembly

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Local Politics

Statewide crime initiative gains local support

A statewide initiative to change portions of three crime-related laws is picking up steam in the local region.

Hollister School District Superintendent Lisa Andrew (center right) and San Benito County Superintendent of Schools Krystal Lomanto speak at the immigration forum.

Children and Youth

LULAC hosts community immigration forum

Judicial, education, and law enforcement officials spoke this weekend at an immigration forum hosted by LULAC. Some government officials were also in attendance.

San Juan Bautista City Hall on a rainy day in March 2018. Photo by Nicholas Preciado

Agriculture

San Juan Bautista City Council considers cannabis tax

The San Juan Bautista City Council is considering placing a cannabis tax measure before voters in November. Council members will review a draft cannabis ordinance on April 4 at 2 p.m.

Purple Cross RX is located at 1980 Bolsa Road in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David

Agriculture

Purple Cross Rx faces fraud lawsuit

Purple Cross Rx owner McPhail denies allegations