TriCal has been at the same location over 40 years. Google Earth photo.

Government / Politics

San Benito County supervisors add Measure R to Nov. 8 ballot

Despite questions about motive behind it, if it passes, a 3.5-mile buffer zone will be placed around the TriCal property on Hwy 25.

Betabel fruit stand. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Betabel Road project continues to move forward

Once a commercial use permit is granted, the developer can begin to submit construction applications and plans.

Union Road between Airline Highway and Fairview Road will be renamed César Chávez Way. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Section of Union Road to be renamed Cesar Chavez Way

Local residents recount their connection to the civil rights leader and what it means to them to honor him.

Sandra Davidson and Veronica Pirl at Mission Cafe. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista’s Mission Cafe closing Sept. 7

Popular breakfast diner loses lease after 15 years in business.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

SJB’s wastewater project receives $3 million from state

The federal budget also allocated $1 million to the project.

Tents along the railroad near Taco Bell on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Regional coalition to reduce homelessness by 50% holds first summit

Stakeholders and service providers give a progress report.

John Kouretas owned Paine's Restaurant and Bar for 42 years. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Paine’s Restaurant & Bar changing hands

Owner John Kouretas says the last 42 years were great, and now he’s ready to retire.

One of the test tracks at Applus+ Idiada. Photo courtesy of Idiada.

Business / Economy

Strada Verde says facility in Spain most comparable

Director with Spanish facility says Strada Verde’s projections are on the high side but will bring jobs and tax revenue to San Benito County.

File photo of Joel Buckingham during the Ji and Choi murder case in 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.


District attorney-elect speaks on prosecutions, enforcement and drug offenses

Joel Buckingham intends to seek convictions in hit-and-run cases.

TriCal has been at the same location over 40 years. Google Earth photo.

Business / Economy

Strada Verde reaches safety agreement with TriCal

The company will pay to move part of TriCal’s chemical operation out of the county if the county approves its innovation park plan.

Areas in scope of survey. Grey areas are not in scope of survey. Photo courtesy of PPIC.


Californians are concerned about financial issues according to survey

The survey did not include San Benito County residents

Czarina Bowers' husband giving their baby milk. Photo courtesy of Czarina Bowers.


Baby formula shortage can trigger a host of family problems

Everyone in the family may be affected by the lack of product.

State Assemblymember Robert Rivas. File photo.

Government / Politics

Q&A with 30th District Assemblymember Robert Rivas

He reflects on the speakership, his new district and issues facing San Benito County.

Michelle Huntoon and Phil Esparza cutting the ribbon, with Cesar Flores and Wayne Norton. Photo courtesy of Phil Esparza.


Rotary Club to improve Internet access for San Juan-Aromas students

San Juan Bautista will also have a new choice for internet service.

Trical facility behind the trees along Highway 25. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Backers of TriCal buffer zone submit signed petitions

San Benito County Elections Office has 30 days to verify signatures.