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A student coming out of the Rancho San Justo Middle School office on May 13, 2022. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District seeing a wave of resignations, retirements

Citing job stress, some teachers are opting to become substitutes, as the role entails fewer responsibilities.

Three years after opening, Higher Level of Care pays the city over $500k in fees annually. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Cannabis failing to bring expected revenue to San Benito County

The county and San Juan Bautista have yet to see any returns, and Hollister has not seen more than $1 million annually.


Jim Dassel presenting a map. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista holds five public meetings to discuss growth

Community engagement to create a plan will continue through September.

News Release

Youth Alliance visits Indian Canyon

A grant helps the nonprofit in its effort to provide opportunity for local youth to be engaged in educational activities and build skills about civil rights.

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Val Miftakhov and the Dornier 228 aircraft. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Transportation

Tech company creating the future of aviation

ZeroAvia makes Hollister Airport one of its testing grounds for clean aircraft engines.

Santa Cruz Land Trust Executive Director Sarah Newkirk, California Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot and Santa Cruz County Supervisor Bruce McPherson. Photo courtesy of Caltrans District 5.

Environment / Nature

Wildlife crossings at highways bringing safer travels for all in San Benito County

Projects in Santa Cruz and Pacheco Pass reconnect habitats and reduce animal-vehicle collisions.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Planned Highway 101 road-related work

Motorists should expect a moving lane closure from April 25-29.



Ralph Jennings (second from left) spoke about his experiences as a foreign correspondent living in China. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Nonprofits

Foreign correspondents share views on the state of journalism

BenitoLink kicks off its speaker series in San Juan Bautista.

Bob Tiffany. Photo provided.

Government / Politics

Bob Tiffany calls for more commercial revenue and opposes slow-growth initiative

The District 4 supervisor says understanding basic financial issues will help residents make good decisions about San Benito County’s financial future.

From left: Betsy Dirks, Kim Hawk, Mark Starritt, Dom Zanger and Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez.Photos provided by candidates. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: San Benito County Board of Supervisors District 1

Six candidates are running for a half-term seat.


Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

News Release

Earth Day event planned in San Juan Bautista

Event includes environmental education, recycling programs, awards, and fun, interactive activities for all ages.

Roy Sims with Bulldog athletes. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

Hollister’s Bulldog Boxing Gym raises $2,100 for new location

Owner Zeke Lopez estimates $18K more is needed to finish the project.

Michael Reyes being tackled by Menlo defenders.

Sports

Balers fall short of finals

San Benito High School unable to stop big plays made by Menlo.


News Release

Mayra Zendejas celebrates 15 years with the San Benito County YMCA

Zendejas was presented with a milestone award at the Y’s Healthy Kids Day event.

public letter, laptop, writing

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: DA Candice Hooper Mancino responds to Bob Kutz

She writes that there was a lack of corroborating evidence to pursue prosecution 'even though we very much desired to do so.'

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News

Public meetings for the week of May 9

San Benito County Board of Supervisors and several school districts are holding meetings this week.