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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The landfill expansion is not a good idea

Resident Gary Cameron writes that trucks going to the landfill damage the roads and impact residents' quality of life.

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

News

SBHS approves lease for potential regional park property

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

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

News

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.

Homeless encampment below 4th Street bridge. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

County set to remove homeless encampments, trash from San Benito River

Sheriff’s deputies give 72-hour notice to people living in the riverbed.

San Juan Bautista houses near Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News

SJB discusses noise abatement for residents near Highway

Consultant David Mack warns the city might get stuck with an ugly wall if it tries to get Caltrans involved.

A person walks past Casa Rosa in Downtown San Juan Bautista on April 2, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB upholds parking requirement for Casa Rosa

Building owner sought an exemption because parklets on Third Street removed public spaces.

Superior Court of San Benito County on Fourth Street in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Court blocks attempt to stop rezoning of Hwy 129 node

Judge Omar Rodriguez says PORC could have collected signatures for a referendum but chose to not do so.

When the new Hollister Amazon facility opens in September, it's expected to provide several hundred jobs in administration, shipping and delivery. Photo courtesy of Amazon.

Government / Politics

Hollister fast-tracked Amazon development without public input

Proponents say new delivery station will bring hundreds of jobs and taxes, but residents were left out of the conversation.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors give Strada Verde developer green light for project application

There’s no deadline for delivering the new proposal.

Luck Park in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

SJB residents respond to design options for Luck Park

Proposed features include stage, play areas and a walking path.

The Apricot Lane section of the River Parkway Trail will officially open with a ribbon cutting April 10. Photo by John Chadwell.

Sports & Recreation

Over 10 years in the making, Hollister becomes more walkable

First section of River Parkway Trail open. Ribbon cutting for portion near Apricot Lane set for April 10.

Taco Bell on San Felipe Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Taco Bell project delayed over offsite improvement concerns

To meet city requirements, applicant must also create more parking spots.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC makes General Plan changes in preparation for regional park

San Benito High School and county plan to exchange properties.

Construction at Twin Oaks Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

With Prop 19, property tax rates become portable for some homeowners

Those over 55 could keep current tax payments when purchasing new homes.

Proposed Strada Verde site. Approximate boundaries in red, added by BenitoLink. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Housing / Land Use

Strada Verde developer to decide on project’s future within 2 weeks

San Benito County supervisors will vote on whether to proceed if Newport Pacific Land Co. continues with its application.