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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign contributions for Hollister and San Juan Bautista political races

A look at the numbers for mayor and City Council districts.

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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for SBC Supervisor Districts 2 and 4

Wayne Norton in District 2 race nears $73K with larger donations from unions; Dan Valcazar raises most money in District 4 with over $32K.

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Housing / Land Use

San Benito County offers COVID-19 related rental assistance

Deadline to apply is Nov. 6.

Dane Sanchez collects ballots from the Fire Station #2 ballot drop box. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Aromas resident claims mail-in ballot was tampered with

Lori Bennett notified when SBC Elections Office asked to verify her signature.

The proposed Betabel commercial node location off Highway 101. File photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Betabel project keeps commercial designation following lawsuit

Judge says the ordinances that rezoned the property were not included in Measure K.

The road leading to the San Justo Reservoir is closed to public access. File photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Congressman Panetta urges prioritization of San Justo Reservoir zebra mussel eradication in final FY2021 spending package

Local reservoir has been closed since 2008.

Sunnyslope County Water District candidates Jim Parker, Jerry Buzzetta and Andres Builes.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Sunnyslope County Water District

Three candidates compete for two seats on Nov. 3.

San Benito County Official Seal courtesy of San Benito County

Government / Politics

County receives complaints about public employee political activity

SBC said no evidence has been found that county employees, who are prohibited from such activities in their official capacity, have been involved in recent calls.

San Benito County RMA Director Benny Young. Photo courtesy of the County of San Benito.

Government / Politics

San Benito County hires new RMA director

Benny Young comes from Monterey County with over 45 years of experience.

Businesses on San Benito Street will be refunded up to $15,000 for constructing parklets. Photo courtesy of city of Hollister.

Business / Economy

Hollister approves downtown parklet program

Portion of San Benito Street to be transformed into one-way thoroughfare.

BenitoLink Election Outreach 2020

BenitoLink releases standalone election forum videos

In addition to all of the political contests included in the virtual election forum on Oct. 8, new videos are available for the San Benito County Office of Education District 1, Hollister School District Trustee Areas 2 and 4, and San Benito County Health Care District Zones 1 and 5.

Settling Pond at the San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista selects path to resolve water problems

City will send waste water to Hollister and import water from West Hills Water Treatment Plant.

Measures N and O

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for local ballot measures

Newport Pacific Land contributes over $700K to Yes on N. No campaign finance filings for Measure O school bond.

Strada Verde Land Use Plan. Image from the Initiative.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Measure N FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about the ballot measure for a proposed autonomous vehicle testing facility along Highway 25.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: San Juan Bautista City Council

Four candidates compete for two seats.