The San Benito County Behavioral Health Department on San Felipe Road in Hollister. A new, larger building is being planned by San Benito County supervisors. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Children and Youth

New building for behavioral health department planned

The department’s new home will be constructed on a lot of about two acres the county purchased, behind the current offices at 1131 San Felipe Road in Hollister.

Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.


Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

Children and Youth

Seniors honored at Anzar High School graduation

Eighty-four seniors receive diplomas at the June 14 Anzar High School commencement.

The fund has raised more than $1 million so far to restore the mission. It will be a multi-million dollar project and will be done in phases. Courtesy of Mission San Juan Bautista Preservation Fund.


Nonprofit group raises money and works to restore Mission San Juan Bautista

A nonprofit group is geared up to raise money to restore Mission San Juan Bautista.

Michelle Doty talks about her company, That Garlic Stuff, to a woman attending the ninth annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas Saturday. Doty won the Main Street division and a prize of $10,000. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Business / Economy

Hollister business wins Startup Challenge Monterey Bay

Three Hollister businesses competed in this year's Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas. Two came home with prize money.

Parents and others are concerned about the way a new principal will be hired at Anzar High School in San Juan Bautista.

Government / Politics

Anzar High School principal to be replaced during next school year

The Aromas-San Juan Unified School District will hire a new principal at Anzar High School next school year, but the method of doing so has parents and teachers concerned.


San Benito Lifestyle

Ukulele clinic and concert benefit The Rozas House Org., Inc.

Ukuleles took center stage in San Juan Bautista at clinic and concert.


Business / Economy

Soups, salads, sandwiches the fare at Lolla in San Juan Bautista

Lolla is San Juan Bautista's newest eatery.

Emily Andoney,17, of Hollister, presents a graduation-exhibition to judges last week at Anzar High School in San Juan Bautista. Her subject focused on the lack of female representation in U.S. government.

Children and Youth

It’s grad-ex time at Anzar High School in San Juan Bautista

Anzar High School juniors and seniors present their graduation exhibitions

Floral shop in San Juan Bautista

Business / Economy

New floral business blooms in San Juan Bautista

New floral shop opens in San Juan Bautista

The San Juan Bautista City Council discusses tabling a hearing to remove John Hopper as chairman of the city planning commission Tuesday night at City Hall.

Business / Economy

Hearing to remove San Juan Bautista Planning Commission chairman Hopper tabled— for now

A hearing to remove San Juan Bautista Planning Commission chair John Hopper was again delayed.

A worker with Gomes Plasticorners Inc. applies a finishing coat of plaster to the wall of the Juan de Anza House, fronting Franklin Street in San Juan Bautista on Feb. 3.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan Bautista’s Juan de Anza Adobe preserved with new plaster

Historic San Juan Bautista adobe receives makeover.

A map of parks in San Juan Bautista. The city's Strategic Planning Committee is working on a parks masterplan.

Art & Culture

San Juan Bautista’s Strategic Planning Committee has broad task

San Juan Bautista Strategic Planning Committee develops plans for city's future.


Jon Mansmith delights attendees at Historical Society with San Juan Bautista stories

Jon Mansmith, founder of Mansmith's BBQ Sauce and Gourmet Spices, recalls simpler, happier time, growing up in San Juan Bautista

Drew McAlister, center, president of the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District board of trustees, talks to those attending the State of the District meeting Wednesday night at San Juan School. At right is Superintendent Michele Huntoon. At left is trustee Jose Flores.

Parents, students, teachers hear state of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District report

The Aromas-San Juan Unified School district is in good shape, but there's plenty of room for improvement.