Project Homeless Connect. Photo provided.

Health

San Benito County’s homeless census report

Community Services and Workforce Development says results show decrease in local homelessness.

Map of potential commercial and industrial node sites in San Benito County as per the 2035 General Plan. Photo provided by San Benito County Business Council.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Business Council supports consideration of Highway 101 commercial nodes

Following the new zoning designation, the Business Council further encourages in-depth review of the opportunities at each node based on individual unique merits and impacts.

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

Education / Schools

Hollister School District initiates Saturday Scholars

New program launched to boost reading and writing achievement.

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Agriculture

Ranching for Profit workshop happening Sept. 25

Topics to include transforming a ranch into a sustainable business, cell grazing, and soil improvement and carbon sequestration through conservation practices.

Photo provided by the office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State legislature passes AB 936

The bill, authored by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, works to improve California's preparedness to protect people and communities from a potential spill of nonfloating oil.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District to seek public input on trustee areas

In a by-trustee area elections system, the district would be divided into trustee areas and each board member would be elected by only the registered voters in the particular trustee area where that board member resides.   

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Children and Youth

San Benito LULAC receives Ford Driving Dreams grant

$10,000 awarded to help SBHS and San Andreas students graduate on time and be prepared for college.

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Health

Flu season is around the corner

Californians urged to get the flu vaccine in September/October.