Alana Castellanos. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

12 Riverview Estates families just a few months from moving in

Hollister self-housing project advancing at an impressive rate.

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.

Powerpoint slide by David Medeiros during the Aug. 2 Planning Commission meeting.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista planners take up controversial issues

The Planning Commision receives a presentation on projects along Hwy 101, discusses commissioners’ commitment to the position and the recent Sphere of Influence meetings.

Nearly two dozen people came to the Don't Dump on San Benito forum to hear about the county's move to expand the John Smith Landfill. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Don’t Dump on San Benito group holds information forum

The meeting on the future of the John Smith Landfill covers traffic, toxins and alternatives to expansion.

Irrigation check. Photo provided by Shawn Novack.


COLUMN: Use water as efficiently as possible

Shawn Novack reminds residents of latest emergency regulations and provides tips for conserving water.

The RHNA draft focuses on four recommendations put forth by COG concerning an increase in workforce housing and the elimination of single family zoning. Photo by Kinsey Canez.

Housing / Land Use

Draft of regional housing allocation plan OK’d for public review

San Benito County Council of Governments issues four policy recommendations to Hollister, SJB and the county.

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.

Environment / Nature

Residents showing minimal interest in landscape removal program

San Benito County’s water conservation program manager says only two homeowners have completed the process to receive $2,000 rebates for replacing lawns with drought-tolerant options.

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.

Ted Theony at San Justo School. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Caltrans assists in preserving historic building

A San Benito County landmark—an old school building—is saved from destruction by help from Caltrans planners.

Sports & Recreation

County accepts new park from Anderson Homes

After months of delays while waiting for an electrical switcher, Anderson Homes transferred the new $3 million park to the county June 28.

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.

Abraham Prado, assistant director of planning and building, told supervisors June 8 there were 18 major projects coming their way within weeks. Photo by John Chadwell.


The years-long and costly journey to build a project in San Benito County

Explaining the steps involved in winning approval for a development.

SJB Health Foundation property from Valero Station. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito Health Foundation plans for clinic, housing in SJB

Nearly 52 more acres are planned for development south of the city.