From left: Gina Orozco, Ariana Barajas, Kenia Cejas and Monica Mancilla are concerned about how their children will get to school starting Aug. 11. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Migrant school students left in limbo

About 30 families are scrambling to find a solution with only two days before school begins.

A County Express bus crossing San Benito Street. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

County Express temporarily suspending on-demand service

Transportation agency says the change is due to historic driver shortage.

Crossing the finish line at the first Wonky Street event. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister turns road used as ‘drag strip’ into kart racing course

Many who attended the family race day said they favored leaving Hollister’s Ladd Lane as-is.

Cars on Ladd Lane driving mostly within the lines. Photo by Marisa Sachau.


Hollister won’t pay extra to fix Ladd Lane blunder

The painted zig-zag lines stir widespread reaction.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Public meetings for the week of July 18

Seven agencies scheduled to meet this week.

File photo of Joel Buckingham during the Ji and Choi murder case in 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.


District attorney-elect speaks on prosecutions, enforcement and drug offenses

Joel Buckingham intends to seek convictions in hit-and-run cases.

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.

Highway 156 and 25 intersection. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

Roundabout project at 25/156 intersection to result in lane closures

Lane closures will be in effect June 27 through June 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and June 30 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.

News Release

County Express Draft Transit Improvement Plan comment period now open

Comment period ends July 18.

A truck turns on Highway 156 at the intersection with Highway 25 where Caltrans proposes a roundabout. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Lanes to remain open through June 26 for highways 25/156 roundabout

Caltrans to do fill work at the construction site.


Cal Fire responding to two fires in San Benito County

Update: both fires were contained as of June 14 at 9:30 p.m.

State Assemblymember Robert Rivas. File photo.

Government / Politics

Q&A with 30th District Assemblymember Robert Rivas

He reflects on the speakership, his new district and issues facing San Benito County.

The intersection of State Routes 25 and 156. Construction of a two-lane roundabout is anticipated to begin in June 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

All lanes of 25/156 roundabout project open starting June 10

The project is expected to be completed in April 2023.

News Release

Highway 25/156 roundabout construction to begin May 31

Caltrans says travelers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes and that message and directional signs will be in place to assist travelers.

Photo by Leila Sadeghian.


Water pipe leak leads to San Benito Street closure

Road repairs are expected to be completed May 25.