Housing / Land Use

Hollister planners approve 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center

Though the tenant has not yet been named, the project will be built to receive and distribute furniture and appliances, and employ over 400 people.

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Public meetings for the week of Jan. 17

Government and transportation agencies to meet.

News Release

Governor Newsom releases proposed budget for 2022-2023

Budget intends to address COVID-19, climate change, homelessness, inequality and keep streets safe.

Andrea Ayala Avila, Maria Sonia Ayala Avila, Jose Cruz Avila Calderon, and Lisette Ayala Avila. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Families begin building their own houses at Riverview Estates

Two groups of 12 families start on a year-long project. 

Roadway construction underway for the Promontory development. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Promontory Development Begins Construction

90 units underway between Southside Road and Ridgemark.

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Government / Politics

New state laws taking effect in 2022

Legislation focuses on housing, health, safety and cultural recognition.

Mike Chambless at the Dec. 14 Board of Supervisors meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

California is requiring San Benito County to plan for 5,000 housing units

Jurisdictions are required to plan for housing needs for the next eight years.

Bushes at the northeast corner of the Maple Street and Chappell Road intersection have created an obstruction of view for drivers. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Hollister council sides with traffic study results for problem intersection

Residents asked for stop signs at Maple Street and Chappell Road, but the city says adding them would likely lead to more accidents. Instead, speed bumps and landscaping changes are recommended.

Houses in construction at the Roberts Ranch KB Homes development near Enterprise Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SB 9 allows some homeowners to subdivide and build on their lots

The law could present a challenge to cities trying to control growth.

Tiny houses at the Migrant Center. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Tiny House village for homeless families taking shape in Hollister

5 transitional housing units will soon be installed and a total 16 units are planned.

Old warehouse that is proposed to be demolished to make room for a two-story commercial/residential building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

SJB to consider new restaurant project

Applicants also propose three residential units on the building's second floor.

North county terraces just above the tree line marking the San Benito River. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

News Release

San Benito Resource Conservation District seeks to fill board vacancy

The district serves rural, urban and suburban communities in San Benito County.

Robin Bolster-Grant with the county Resource Management Agency presents the ordinance changes to the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 9, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.


San Benito supervisors change cannabis regulations

Outdoor grows will be allowed in areas where hemp is allowed.

Gustavo Velasquez. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister Migrant Housing Center receives $2.39 million grant

The funds will go to much-needed renovation work on the facility.

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Public meetings for the week of Nov. 8

Discussions include cannabis regulations, homeless shelter and the state’s regional housing needs.