Board of Supervisors discussing items in the May 11 agenda in front of mostly empty room other than staff and a public member. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Supervisors approve up to $700k in contracts

Expenditures are related to consulting for behavioral health, landfill expansion and senior housing projects.

Photo courtesy of Kaiya Dickens.


A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Kaiya Dickens

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

People walk around the Farmer's Market. Photo courtesy of Felicia Bisceglia, Farmers' Market manager.


Thousands attend first Farmer’s Market of the season

Several vendors sell out their supply.

LULAC members Richard Perez (back left) and Vince Luna (back right) with T-mobile expert Angela Jacobo (front left) and sales and operations manager Alyssa Sims (front right). Photo by Noe Magaña.


LULAC to distribute cellphones, food on Cinco de Mayo.

During the pandemic the organization has provided food, hoodies and boots to farmworkers.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister’s John Smith Landfill to stop accepting out-of-county waste in September

Waste Solutions Group is seeking a permit from the state to increase capacity.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.


County Supervisors appoint Captain Eric Taylor new sheriff

Numerous community leaders voice support; he begins the job June 26.

Nash Road bisecting the San Benito County Campus. Photo by Jake Medina.


BL Special Report: Permanent closure of Nash Road stalls

City of Hollister, San Benito County and SBHS at odds over plan.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.


County signs with new lobbyist

Supervisors argue extra representation in Sacramento can potentially benefit the county with little financial risk.

File photo of San Justo Reservoir in 2021. Photo by John Chadwell.


SBC Water District users may have to pay for treating San Justo Reservoir

It’s been closed to recreation since 2008, when zebra mussels were discovered.

Christian de Jesus Cardenas doing his homework after school. Photo by Noe Magaña.


School districts host cohorts of students most vulnerable during the pandemic

It began with special education students and extended onto migrant students, English learners, and foster/homeless students.

Sheriff Darren Thompson. Photo from the San Benito County Sheriff's Department website.


Sheriff Darren Thompson set to retire

San Benito County Supervisors will appoint interim sheriff April 27.

From left: Hollister Cannabis Co. team Enrique Macias, general manager; Amasa Lacy, Vice President; and Carl Saling, CEO. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister Cannabis Co. launches delivery service

It serves customers from south San Jose to Carmel.

San Juan Bautista houses near Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.


SJB discusses noise abatement for residents near Highway

Consultant David Mack warns the city might get stuck with an ugly wall if it tries to get Caltrans involved.

The intersection of Bolsa Road and Highway 25. Image from the Mobility Partnership meeting agenda packet.


No left turn program reduces Bolsa Road traffic

Bloomfield Avenue traffic also drops as more motorists stay on Highway 25.

A person walks past Casa Rosa in Downtown San Juan Bautista on April 2, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB upholds parking requirement for Casa Rosa

Building owner sought an exemption because parklets on Third Street removed public spaces.