Panoche Hills Recreation Area. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management closes Panoche Hills to vehicle access early due to dry conditions 

Vehicle access remains open at Tumey Hills until April 15.

Photo of gray wolf OR-93 taken in Oregon after waking up from sedation. Photo courtesy of Austin Smith, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Environment / Nature

Lone gray wolf enters San Benito County

OR-93 has traveled south from Oregon over the last three months.

News

Paicines Post Office provides after-hours lobby services

Customers have access through an app that uses Bluetooth technology to open the door during off hours.

File photo.

Police / Fire

Salinas resident dies following dirt bike accident near New Idria

Law enforcement said accident may have been caused by a medical emergency.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Transportation

Several San Benito County roads closed due to recent storm events

County road crews are removing debris from roadways.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

San Benito Resource Conservation District Board of Director openings

Organization seeking directors and associate directors to oversee programs that promote erosion control, water quality protection and more.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas at a press conference on Monday, May 13 in Salinas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

Assemblyman Robert Rivas calls on Governor Newsom to resist decision to open land to drilling

"This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Fighting this destructive plan is the right thing to do to protect our health and our future," Rivas said.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta on proposal for oil and gas drilling on the Central Coast

"I encourage everyone to speak out and participate in this public comment period," Panetta said.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Housing / Land Use

BLM Central Coast field office releases final environmental analysis for oil and gas

Planning document analyzes six alternative approaches to oil and gas leasing and development, specifies which lands would be open and the stipulations to be applied to protect resources.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito County Association of Realtors goes for affordable housing grant

Potential $50,000 in grant funding could go to first time homebuyers if approved.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

San Benito Dance Week

Date/Time April 23, 2019 to April 29, 2019 09:00 AM until 08:00 PM Description Join the San Benito County Arts Council and other local partners in celebrating dance and movement during the inaugural San Benito Dance Week, April 23-29. This new, week-long event highlights the many dance studios, styles, students and partners in the community through

Homeless encampment in San Benito County. File photo.

Health

Homeless census conducted in San Benito County

Count enables HUD to determine local funding needs.

Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Art & Culture

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Art & Culture

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.