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

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors rezone Betabel node off Hwy 101 to ag rangeland

Poised to place a C-1 commercial thoroughfare on 29 acres, the board holds off until April 7.

David Mack briefs the Planning Commission about San Juan Bautista's history with urban growth boundaries. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB Planning Commission discusses urban growth boundary

City Manager looks to gain support from City Council before budgeting for it.

Bolado Park. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito tells state it opposes using Bolado Park as a homeless site

Supervisors insist the county is doing its part to serve the transient population.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Coalition of Homeless Service Providers has funding availability for homeless housing program

All project applications are due April 30 by 5 p.m.

Paloma Del Mar Senior Apartments in Freedom. Photo provided.

Housing / Land Use

Bridge Housing receives $4 million loan for senior apartments

Monterey Bay Housing Trust supports low-income housing for seniors in Santa Cruz County.

PORC Secretary Mary Hsia-Coron submits a new land-use initiative to Hollister City Clerk Christine Black on March 2. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Land use group launches a Hollister ballot initiative

PORC wants the city to establish an urban growth boundary.

The Suncoast Organic Farm entrance. Planned expansion includes a beer garden, special events and a tasting room. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

County Planning Commission approves Suncoast Organic Farm expansion

New operations to include beer and wine tasting, beer garden and special events.

The Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in 2019. Photo provided by Brian Garrahan.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito County Planning Commission approves off-road race

The Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble takes place near Panoche on March 7 and 8.

Rocks Ranch. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

Wildlife corridor under Highway 101 enters planning stage

Crossing at Rocks Ranch would connect the Santa Cruz and Gabilan mountains.

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The Jan. 30 ribbon cutting officially marked that the Twin Oaks active senior community was open for business. Photos by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Ribbon cutting held for Twin Oaks senior housing development

First active senior community in San Benito County offers open floor plans and a clubhouse.

Earth moving equipment lined up after clearing land for the West of Fairview project. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Development approved despite lack of Hollister City Council vote

California code says final maps can be approved without a vote when they conform ‘to all requirements and rulings.’

Two protestors walk toward the Highway 101 overpass during a July demonstration against the rezoning of four commercial nodes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Primary Election 2020: Measure K

FAQ about the controversial ballot measure on commercial zoning and development along Highway 101.

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Sunrise Senior Apartments. Photo provided by CHISPA.

Housing / Land Use

CHISPA announces completion of new affordable senior housing development

Opening celebration for 49-unit apartment complex to be held Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. in Hollister.

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The Clearist Industrial Park will be located in the areas marked in red. Image from the Jan. 23 Hollister Planning Commission meeting agenda.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister Planning Commission approves changes to projects near airport

Two warehouses that may be used as plane hangers also approved.

Image from the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.

Housing / Land Use

Land Trust of Santa Cruz acquires most of Rocks Ranch

Over 2,600 acres to be protected; development is still planned on 60 acres near Highway 101.

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