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


SBHS approves lease for potential regional park property

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

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SBC seeks input on Riverview Regional Park project

The public can submit comments by email, mail, in person or complete a survey.

A truck heads into the John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister’s John Smith Landfill to stop accepting out-of-county waste in September

Waste Solutions Group is seeking a permit from the state to increase capacity.

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.


Local business owners hope to host biker rally

Hollister will decide on the event application by May 17.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

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Report states the Expanded Child Tax Credit in American Rescue Plan will benefit 158,000 Central Coast children  

The Child Tax Credit provides families $250 per child a month and $300 for kids under six.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.


County Supervisors appoint Captain Eric Taylor new sheriff

Numerous community leaders voice support; he begins the job June 26.

Highway 156 and 25 intersection. Photo by Leslie David.

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Congressman Panetta commits effort to help fund the Highway 25 project

COG hopes to receive $10 million in federal funds.

Nash Road bisecting the San Benito County Campus. Photo by Jake Medina.


BL Special Report: Permanent closure of Nash Road stalls

City of Hollister, San Benito County and SBHS at odds over plan.

Sarah Nordwick (left) and Nancy Frusetta (right) stand with the Mobile Pantry. Photo courtesy of Sarah Nordwick.


Mobile Pantry makes the rounds

Market-style smorgasbord restores options to those in need of food.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

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SBC zip codes among insurance protection moratorium

Law sets mandatory one-year moratorium on insurance companies non-renewing or cancelling residential property insurance policies.

It was a long, hard-fought journey, but Mayor Ignacio Velazquez made it to the steps of City Hall with enough petitions to possibly reverse council's decision.

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City of Hollister posts a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan survey

The anonymous survey takes between five and 10 minutes to complete/ La encuesta es anonima y toma entre cinco y diez minutos.

Raymond Anthony Andrade getting ready to raise the LGBTQ flag at City Hall in 2020. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister council votes to raise LGBTQ flag at City Hall

Leaders also approve installing two additional flagpoles.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.


County signs with new lobbyist

Supervisors argue extra representation in Sacramento can potentially benefit the county with little financial risk.

File photo of San Justo Reservoir in 2021. Photo by John Chadwell.


SBC Water District users may have to pay for treating San Justo Reservoir

It’s been closed to recreation since 2008, when zebra mussels were discovered.


Group launches recall of Hollister Mayor

Notice of intent is still to be filed with the city.