Rider McDowell. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Questions answered about Betabel

Creator Rider McDowell responds to questions about the project off Highway 101.

San Juan School. File photo.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District seeks Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee members

Committee to provide oversight for the school district's Measure M Facilities Bond program.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

San Juan Bautista to celebrate class of 2020 graduates

Several car processions to take place to celebrate students and their families.

Satellite view of San Benito County with project location highlighted. Image courtesy of Goggle Earth and provided by Wayne Norton.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Stop personal attacks, let project stand on its own merits

SBC Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes about proposed development at Betabel.

Image provided by Rider McDowell.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: McDowell Charity Trust-funded research for cancer leads to possible breakthrough

Betabel Project creator Rider McDowell writes about progress made in treating medulloblastoma, a form of pediatric brain cancer.

Betabel Project Drawing, from R. McDowell. Provided by Mia Casey.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: On Measure K, the Betabel project and accidental activism

When Mia Casey researched Measure K and the nodes, she and like-minded individuals moved to action and created a petition to be presented to the SBC Board of Supervisors on April 7.

The proposed Betabel commercial node location off Highway 101. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors rezone Betabel node off Hwy 101 to ag rangeland

Poised to place a C-1 commercial thoroughfare on 29 acres, the board holds off until April 7.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: An open letter to the community and Board of Supervisors

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares her thoughts about the economic and physical health/wellbeing of San Benito County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A vote for Yes on K

San Benito County Business Council President Bob Tiffany writes in support of Measure K.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: School Bond Measures L, M and R

SBHS, Aromas-San Juan Unified and Cabrillo seek millions in funding.

Two protestors walk toward the Highway 101 overpass during a July demonstration against the rezoning of four commercial nodes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Primary Election 2020: Measure K

FAQ about the controversial ballot measure on commercial zoning and development along Highway 101.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: SBC Supervisor District 2

Five face off to represent San Juan Bautista and Aromas.

Aromas Community Grange. File photo.

Government / Politics

League of Women Voters to host Jan. 19 election forum

District 2 Supervisor candidates to present platforms at Aromas Grange.

Aromas Community Grange. File photo.

Aromas Town Hall Meeting/Candidate Forum/Measure K Forum

Date/Time January 19, 2020 to January 19, 2020 03:00 PM until 05:00 PM Description The Aromas Community Grange and the League of Women Voters will be holding a town hall meeting on January 19, 2020, at 3:00 pm Below is the script sent to KZSC and KAZU. The content is written for radio, but it

Frank, Monica, Serena and Francisco Barragan. Photo provided by Frank Barragan.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Preserving our community and our heritage

District 2 candidate Frank Barragan writes, "My focus as supervisor will be to work with our local, state, federal officials as well as our county departments to move the needle on improving our road infrastructure, economic development, and public safety."