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Environment / Nature

San Benito County precipitation levels deemed satisfactory

Since the start of this Water Year, San Benito County has received close to five inches of precipitation as of Dec. 12.

Photo provided by Pinnacles National Park.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park seeks interns for habitat restoration

First consideration will be given to applications received by Jan. 11.

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Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Community Power board votes to expand service area

New additions include Arroyo Grande, Carpinteria, Del Rey Oaks, Goleta, Guadalupe, Grover Beach, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Solvang, and Santa Barbara County.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Environment / Nature

Congressman Panetta introduces bill to prohibit new drilling on Central Coast

California Central Coast Conservation Act to require BLM to assess impacts of oil and gas drilling.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.

Environment / Nature

Gray fox tests positive for Canine distemper at Pinnacles

Although humans are not known to contract it, domesticated dogs are highly susceptible.

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Transportation

Monterey Bay Community Power to launch EV charging station project

State-local partnership to make $7 million available in tri-county area.

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Agriculture

Community Water Center offering free well testing

Available to anyone with a private domestic well which provides water to 1-14 households living in San Benito County.

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Environment / Nature

Bureau of Land Management makes over 700K acres available for leasing

Decision does not authorize any drilling for exploration or development of oil and gas resources, BLM said.

Group shot of the volunteers who helped pick up over 700 pounds of trash from the banks of the San Benito River on Sept. 21. Photo Courtesy of Celina Stotler.

Environment / Nature

Community helps clean up along San Benito River

Volunteers remove over 700 pounds of trash.

Road sign redirecting traffic at the site of a Sept. 19 water main break at San Benito and Olive streets.

Government / Politics

Water main break on San Benito Street

City crews working at San Benito and Olive streets.

Photo provided by the office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State legislature passes AB 936

The bill, authored by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, works to improve California's preparedness to protect people and communities from a potential spill of nonfloating oil.