Michelle and Rick McCain by a Leucospermum. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Exotic plants from around the world thrive in Aromas microclimate

Wild Ridge Organics specializes in rare and hard-to-grow natural wonders.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Lane closure on Hwy 101

Moving lane closure in effect Dec. 14 through Dec 18.

Dane Sanchez collects ballots from the Fire Station #2 ballot drop box. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Aromas resident claims mail-in ballot was tampered with

Lori Bennett notified when SBC Elections Office asked to verify her signature.

Handing out homework packets at San Juan School. Photo courtesy of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: Measure O

Supermajority across three counties required to pass $30.5 million in bonds for improvements to the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a board retreat. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Endorsement for Wayne Norton

District 2 Supervisor Anthony Botelho writes about his choice for the upcoming election.

San Juan Bautista: Meet the Candidates

Date/Time September 26, 2020 to September 26, 2020 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM This event occurs daily, every 2 day(s) Description Date: September 26, 2020 and September 27, 2020 Time: September 26: 1-2 p.m. John Freeman, 2-3 p.m. Wayne Norton September 27: 12- 1 p.m. Nicole Franco, 1-2 pm. Kollin Kosmicki, 2-3 p.m. Jakie Morris-Lopez

San Juan School. File photo.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified School District extends deadline for Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee applications

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

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 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: 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.