Ruth Orta (Ohlone, Bay Miwok, Plains Miwok) shares stories of her family history and gives instructions on the traditional methods of acorn processing. Photo by Kirti Bassendine


Enduring Relationships with the Land project funded by $20,000 Cal Humanities Grant

The project weaves together still photography, storyboards and video interviews with demonstrations and discussion.

2021 Scholarship recipients. Courtesy of Taylor Farms.


Taylor Farms accepting applications for 30 college scholarships

Children of employees may qualify for $5,000 a year for continuing education.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

New state laws taking effect in 2022

Legislation focuses on housing, health, safety and cultural recognition.

Photo courtesy Pixabay

News Release

Freeze warning issued by National Weather Service Monterey

Conditions could cause hypothermia in vulnerable populations and damage crops.

Minor flooding near the corner of Hawkins and San Benito street in Hollister on Dec. 23. Photo by Noe Magaña.


San Benito County ends 2021 with below average rainfall

Region continues to have ‘extreme drought’ designation.

Blunt-nosed leopard lizard in Panoche Hills, San Benito County. Photo by Chad M. Lane.


Agencies releasing endangered lizards in Panoche Hills

The plan is to release 19 young blunt-nosed leopard lizards in 2022.

Contributed Articles

San Benito County issues flood warning for Dec. 25 evening

County warns of flooding danger on the evening of Christmas.

San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant Pond 1. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista adopts sewer project mitigation report

The City Council also approves the introduction of a sewage rate increase.

Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park Reactivates Shuttle Service on East Side

Shuttle will take visitors from the campground overflow parking lot to the Bear Gulch Day Use Area.

North county terraces just above the tree line marking the San Benito River. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

News Release

San Benito Resource Conservation District seeks to fill board vacancy

The district serves rural, urban and suburban communities in San Benito County.

Veolia Project Manager Fermin Garcia. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister Wastewater Treatment Plant to the rescue

The city’s modern, efficient operation will be replacing San Juan Bautista’s antiquated facility.

News Release

Cal Fish and Wildlife offers “Vamos A Pescar” grants to promote equitable access to fishing

Requirements for programs must be ethnically inclusive, family focused and metrocentric.

Photo of gray wolf OR-93 taken in Oregon after waking up from sedation. Photo courtesy of Austin Smith, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

News Release

Grey Wolf that passed through San Benito County found dead

OR93 was found near a frontage road near Lebec in Kern County.

Paicines Ranch Farm and Livestock Manager, Martha Skelley, with her flock. Photo by Alicia Arcidiacono.


San Benito Agricultural Land Trust encourages residents to support local farmers and ranchers

SBALT writes about options residents have to support local businesses for Thanksgiving.

News Release

San Benito County native Rick Rivas appointed to the California Coastal Commission

His appointment is effective immediately.