At the San Juan Bautista City Council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

San Juan Bautista gets closer to solving water problems

City Manager expects all issues to be remedied by December.

Councilman Dan De Vries speaking during the council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Local activists are working with mission and state park to increase indigenous narrative.

Four candidates to the City Council. From left to right: Harold Gomes, Cesar Flores, Mary Edge, and Jacqueline Morris-Lopez. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Candidates for San Juan Bautista City Council speak at forum

Five candidates campaign for three seats.

Carol Lenoir (center) during a Planning Commission meeting on May 27. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council appoints Carol Lenoir to open seat

First session for new District 1 councilwoman is Oct. 15.

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David McPherson presents latest draft of cannabis ordinance to the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Agriculture

New cannabis draft ordinance sets business permit, age requirements

Supervisors aim to have it finalized Nov. 20.

The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Designs approved for 400 block buildings

Hollister mayor claims planning commissioners have conflicts of interest with project.

Beds at the HOME Resource Center, the region's homeless shelter on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Health

Hollister declares shelter crisis

Declaration alongside Board of Supervisors allows the county to apply for homeless program funds.

Valerie Egland took the opportunity to thank the board for the work done for the River Parkway Trail project and the maintenance of the Anza Trail. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Bypass road near high school named River Parkway

New name expected to help guide visitors to the proposed River Parkway Trail and regional park.

Calaveras Park in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister completes Calaveras Park; Rancho San Justo Project stalls

City needs new funds for soil stabilization.

San Juan Bautista City Council. From Left to Right: Councilman Chris Martorana, Councilman Dan De Vries, Mayor Jim West, Councilman Tony Boch and Vice Mayor John Freeman. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council approves sludge removal contract

Because of cost, the city might have to settle for removing less than planned.

Public forum at the Sept. 15 LULAC Health Fair. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

Doctors voice concerns about Hazel Hawkins Hospital at public forum

LULAC Health Fair hosts physicians and hospital administrators.

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

Fourth annual LULAC Health Fair draws a crowd

Families offered screenings with a dose of entertainment.

File photo by Diviana Navarro.

Government / Politics

Five apply for open Hollister City Council seat

Appointment expected to be made Oct. 1.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

San Benito County approves contracts for homeless shelter and road repairs

Other projects include training for social workers and electronic polling.

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The Hollister Fire Department's downtown station. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Fire Department to get expedited reimbursements

Department sent crews to five fires out of jurisdiction in 2017 and 2018; seeks grant money for new training facility.