Construction workers on the roof of new housing units. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High trustees okay first reading of school impact fees policy

Without identifying which projects would be funded, the board will give the plan a second reading and vote on adoption Oct. 26.

Dustin Bogue, CEO of Third Millennium Partners, wants to assure county residents there will be no false start even as bulldozers began work on first phase of development. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Developer of San Juan Oaks project has history in San Benito County

Third Millennium Partners CEO assures residents he has been involved in five local developments.

The developer said there are plans to invest heavily in the golf course and clubhouse, as well as building the neighboring community of 1,084 units. Google Earth Photo.

Housing / Land Use

San Jose developer buys San Juan Oaks property

The $43.75 million purchase by Third Millennium Partners includes the golf course and clubhouse.

Old Pendergrass Hotel

Housing / Land Use

Hollister Planning Commission approves plan for 12 apartments in old Pendergrass building

Units expected to be available in early 2023.

Luck Park houses the Carl Martin Luck Memorial Library, Jim Jack Cabin and the Luck Museum. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

SJB adopts Luck Park Master Plan

It calls for keeping the Jim Jack Cabin at its current site and moving the fire engine museum across the park.

Henry Garcia shows Henry Rhunke where the proposed River Walk Trail will circle the Betabel property. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Wildlife refuge phase of Betabel Road project begins

Herman Garcia says he’ll seek funding from Silicon Valley companies to build the environmental portion.

Business / Economy

EDC Promoting San Benito County in Site Selection Magazine

The EDC is using advertising to get San Benito County out in front of businesses hoping to relocate between Silicon and Salinas Valley.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas (left), Supervisor Bea Gonzales and County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Rivas brings $750k for regional park

Local advocates hope this ‘seed money’ will attract more funding.

John Smith Road Landfill. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

State department approves modified landfill permit

The landfill capacity will increase by 443,000 cubic yards.

Hikers and bike riders can use the trails at the future site of the Regional Park near San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Regional Park concept design would serve an array of interests

Amenities include a nine-hole disc golf course, fitness area and bicycle track.

Protest over the Y road and Betabel Road overpass. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Over 30 people protest the Betabel Road project

Activists object to the commercial project saying the county is ignoring their concerns.

Councilman Tim Burns asked that the contracts be brought to the special council meeting for review. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council to renegotiate, terminate contracts

The city will move to end its agreement with the Economic Development Corporation and revise three fire service contracts.

Alfred Diaz-Infante. Photo courtesy of KSBW.

News Release

Assemblymember Robert Rivas’ statement on the passing of Alfred Diaz-Infante

Rivas calls Diaz-Infante one of 'Monterey County’s finest leaders ever.'

Photo courtesy of San Benito County Water District.


Water agency releases draft Groundwater Sustainability Plan for public review

The San Benito County Water District will accept public comments through Oct. 27.

Board of Supervisors on July 27. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Homeless project halted under pressure from businesses

San Benito County supervisors scratch temporary shelter on Flynn Road plan as leaders voice concern over economic development impact.