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.

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.

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


Tech company creating the future of aviation

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

People walk around the 2021 Farmers' Market. Photo courtesy of Felicia Bisceglia, Farmers' Market manager.

News Release

Hollister Certified Farmers’ Market begins May 4

It is scheduled to run every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 28.

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

Savor San Benito Summer Market Series 2022 schedule set starting June

The event takes place on the first Sunday From June to September.

News Release

Chamber of Commerce Foundation announces 2022 Scholarship Awards Night

The Chamber Foundation will award more than $15,000 to local San Benito County students graduating this year.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

PG&E to offer $3,000 grants for independent restaurants

Grant recipients can use the money for equipment upgrades to alleviate deferred maintenance and for employee retention to help with industry-wide staffing challenges.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COLUMN: Bureau of Reclamation reduces water allocations

Shawn Novack writes that effective April 1, water supply for all Central Valley Project M&I water service contractors was be reduced to public health and safety only.

Produce from Taylor Farms. Photo provided by Dana Aviles.

News Release

Walmart recognizes Taylor Farms as the 2022 Food Supplier of the Year

Taylor Farms team was also acknowledged for their production shifts to ensure product availability.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Great wines from around San Benito County

Crave Wine Company offers special packages for Spring.

Blue valve water customers will not receive state water this year. Photo by John Chadwell.


San Benito County growers will not receive any state water this year

The water district says only a quarter of previous years’ allotments will go to small-parcel accounts.

File photo of Hacienda de Leal.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista council approves process to place liens on hotels

Proposed ordinance would make it easier to collect delinquent transient occupancy tax payments.

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Public meetings for the week of March 14

Ten agencies scheduled to meet this week.

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.

Photo courtesy of SBC Chamber of Commerce.

News Release

Nominations for Woman, Man, Business of the Year open

The nomination period closes April 15.