Protesters gathered for "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally in front of the San Benito County Superior Court on Saturday morning. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Health

San Benito County abortion rights advocates hold ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally

Other than a few honking cars showing support, Hollister had a peaceful protest about the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.

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News

Public meetings for the week of May 9

San Benito County Board of Supervisors and several school districts are holding meetings this week.

Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: The historic and eclectic varietals of Stirm Wine Co.

Aromas winemaker Ryan Stirm perfects his craft as he builds his vineyard.

Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga. Photo courtesy of Cascada de Flores.

Art & Culture

Cascada de Flores celebrating Mother’s Day with a show

Aromas Grange hosts a special performance of traditional and popular Latin American music and dance.

Farmland outside of San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista declares state of emergency over water supply

Local water districts follow governor's call for water use reduction amid critical shortage results from lack of rain and rapid melting of snowpack.

Anzar High School. Photo courtesy of Janet Watson.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified to adopt trustee areas for board members

The change removes the risk of legal action under the California Voting Rights Act.

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Education / Schools

COMMUNITY OPINION: Do the ends justify the means?

Drew McAlister writes In response to: Aromas-San Juan teachers vote of ‘no confidence’ in the superintendent.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Work with Huntoon, not against her

Levesque writes that it would have been nice to see a meeting between the union and superintendent in hopes of communicating the issues and working towards a solution.

San Juan School. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

The district’s union points to issues of building safety, communication and morale as reasons for disapproval.

Prairie Falcon nestling. File image.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park reinstates hiking measures

The action aims to protect nesting raptors.

San Juan School. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News

San Juan and Aromas students return Jan. 10

District makes adjustments as it faces unknowns regarding student positivity rate and availability of substitute teachers.

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Events

Public meetings for the week of Dec. 20

Five education, government and water agencies to meet.

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News Release

San Benito County agencies offer safe disposal of sharps and medications

It is estimated that 1 million Californians inject medications, using around 936 million sharps at home every year.

Annette Cain and Peter Anderson. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

Volunteers work on new landscaping at Aromas Sports Park

Rotary Clubs provide money and labor to add beauty to the grounds.

Graniterock and Fireclay Tiles employees presenting check to Aromas School Principal Heather. Photo courtesy of Graniterock.

Business

Aromas School receives record-breaking donation

Graniterock gift will go to sports programs.