Eli Cortez reciting the Little Leage Oath. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Little League has its long-delayed Opening Night

No COVID restrictions and clear weather mean a full schedule of games.

Dr. George Gellert. Image from a video interview.

Government / Politics

Former San Benito County health officer blasts director in letter to supervisors

Dr. George Gellert says Tracey Belton placed the future of public health at risk.

Mary Morales and Rick. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

As her dream project breaks ground, Mary Morales leaves the town she loves

San Juan Bautista resident and her husband were involved with the city for nearly 30 years.

Ruben Sobreyra at UC Davis. Photo courtesty of Ruben Sobreyra.

History & Profiles

Former SBHS student comes full circle

Ruben Sobreyra’s life journey has taken him from homelessness in Hollister to Japan internships and back to Hollister as a college graduate.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Microbusinesses in San Benito County can apply for $2,500 in COVID relief

Application period is April 1-May 6.

Bob Tiffany said at the Jan. 4 2021 swearing in ceremony that he wants to help 'shepherd the board and community through the pandemic.' Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

San Benito Supervisor Bob Tiffany plans to not run again

He says he’ll continue activities with the business council and other organizations.

Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. File Photo.


Reports highlight traffic issues on Highway 25

Data comes from Caltrans and the Valley Transportation Authority studies.

Patterson Emesibe with foster children. Photo courtesy of Patterson Emesibe.

Children and Youth

Be Bold, Be Heard: helping foster children voice their concerns

The San Benito County Behavioral Health Department program begins March 3.

Hollister Fire Department blocking Fairview Road March 1. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.


Los Banos man killed in collision at Fairview Road

A CHP investigation of the accident is underway.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

San Benito Sheriff’s Department honors its own

27 members were featured in a ceremony that included medal awards, employees of the year and promotions.

Trish Paetz with early San Juan Bautista ledgers. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista’s deputy county clerk retires after 17 years

Trish Paetz has shouldered a multitude of responsibilities.

James Perry and San Juan prints. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

Monterey County Historical Society lands a major photo collection

The history of Monterey and San Benito counties are revealed in more than half a million rare items.

Motorists on Highway 25 waiting on the light signal. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Turbo roundabout project aims to reduce collisions

Caltrans says unique design will help drivers navigate the intersection of Highways 25 and 156 more safely.

Ray Rios in "Kumite." Courtesy of XeroCuatro.

Art & Culture

Local filmmakers present ‘Kumite’ at 2022 Poppy Jasper Festival

El Teatro Campesino veterans shine in a new film from XeroCuadro Studio based in San Juan Bautista.

Undefeated! Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Undefeated Anzar High School basketball team ready for playoffs

The San Juan Bautista athletes log a 10-win conference season.