Fireworks stand at Windmill Market in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.


SJB prepares to enforce Illegal fireworks

Three more security officers are budgeted for July 4 weekend.

David Pequeno appearing in court via Zoom on June 24. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hearing continued for downtown arson suspect

Court waiting for psychiatric evaluations of David Pequeno.

Manuel Martinez Vasquez appears in court via Zoom on June 24. 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Court continues hearing for driver facing murder charges

Arraignment for Manuel Martinez Vasquez set for July 22.

San Benito County RMA Director Benny Young. Photo courtesy of the County of San Benito.


San Benito County loses another RMA director

There have been four in the role since 2017.

Homes along Highway 156 in San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.


SJB changes fence height limits along Highway 156

The city agrees to ask Caltrans for a sound wall.

Ishmael Williams riding his donkey. Photo courtesy of the San Benito County Historical Society.


Juneteenth: Ishmael Williams

A teamster, a singer and town friend.

Board of supervisors on June 8. Photo by Noe Magaña.


County approves first reading of supervisor term-limit resolution

If second reading is approved, the proposed rule will go before voters for approval.

Courtney Evans (center) and her supporters outside San Benito County Superior Court on March 30, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Vocal opponent of mask rules arrested

Courtney Evans was booked and released with a court hearing in August.

Photo courtesy of Jenna Hartman.


Former Baler awarded $30k scholarship

Jenna Hartman is pursuing a history degree at Schreiner University in Texas.

Diego Ochoa speaks to the public during a 2019 board meeting at which he was introduced as the new superintendent. Photo by John Chadwell.


HSD engages superintendent search firm

The district’s Board of Trustees aims to select a successor by August. Assistant Superintendent Erika Sanchez will serve as interim superintendent until then.

Aislinn Barnes (left), Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and City Clerk Christine Black placing the flag on the pole in front of City Hall during the 2021 event. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister raises LGBTQ flag for second consecutive year

In 2020 it flew for one day. This time it will fly for the month of June.

Recology truck servicing the area on Briggs Road. The art work will be displayed on the side of the truck. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Recology names poster project winners

Students’ artworks will be displayed on company trucks.

San Benito County Board of Supervisors during the May 25 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.


San Benito County supervisors approve first reading to raise their salary to $83k

Term limits and the hiring of assistants are also under discussion.

Clare Skardoutos. Photo courtesy of Clare Skardoutos.


A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Clare Skardoutos

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

Supervisor Mark Medina (middle) announced at the May 25 meeting he was resigning. Photo by Noe Magaña.


San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina resigns

He’s moving to Florida to pursue a ‘uncommon and exciting job opportunity.’