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

Agriculture

Thousands attend first Farmer’s Market of the season

Several vendors sell out their supply.

The county plans to transform over 46 acres of weeds and dirt trails into a regional park. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

SBHS approves lease for potential regional park property

San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved the lease agreement the same day.

LULAC members Richard Perez (back left) and Vince Luna (back right) with T-mobile expert Angela Jacobo (front left) and sales and operations manager Alyssa Sims (front right). Photo by Noe Magaña.

Nonprofits

LULAC to distribute cellphones, food on Cinco de Mayo.

During the pandemic the organization has provided food, hoodies and boots to farmworkers.

MBEP Summit 2016

News Release

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership announces program for virtual Regional Economic Summit

Topics include how the region is doing economically and the opportunities ahead to reimagine the region while taking advantage of relief and stimulus funds.

Because the Hollister City Council is concerned about a COVID super-spreader event it said there would not be a rally this year. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

Local business owners hope to host biker rally

Hollister will decide on the event application by May 17.

News Release

San Benito County releases list of business grant winners

A total of $550, 000 was awarded for this second round of Small Business Grants.

Site of the Amazon project, which according to Marc Fontes is a $50 million investment that could be followed by others. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

EDC provides update on its effort to promote county and cities

Two companies challenge the level of impact the EDC touts it had on their operations.

News Release

San Benito County Advances to Orange Tier

Bars, breweries and distilleries may resume outdoor operations. Fairs are also allowed at 25% capacity.

Thousands of cans wait to be filled with processed tomatoes the morning of Aug. 6, 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister signs five-year lease with San Benito Foods

Tomato cannery will be responsible for operating and maintaining the city’s industrial wastewater treatment ponds.

When the new Hollister Amazon facility opens in September, it's expected to provide several hundred jobs in administration, shipping and delivery. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Government / Politics

Hollister fast-tracked Amazon development without public input

Proponents say new delivery station will bring hundreds of jobs and taxes, but residents were left out of the conversation.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors give Strada Verde developer green light for project application

There’s no deadline for delivering the new proposal.

Halina Kleinsmith, owner of Fool's Gold Antiques. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Women entrepreneurs take charge in San Juan Bautista

The majority of downtown area businesses are owned by women.

Taco Bell on San Felipe Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Taco Bell project delayed over offsite improvement concerns

To meet city requirements, applicant must also create more parking spots.

Earthmovers out at a large plot of land south of Flynn Road along San Felipe Road in Hollister. The land is the future site of a package delivery facility. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Mayor Velazquez says Amazon is coming to town

129,000-square-foot distribution center expected to be operational by September.

News Release

San Benito County advancing to Red Tier

San Benito County and other jurisdictions will be reclassified because the state met its first vaccine equity goal.