Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Features

Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

Panoche Hills Entrance. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management limiting vehicle access on Panoche Hills Recreation Area

The BLM said earlier than usual restriction is to protect the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard.

A couple stands among the trees in Eden Rift's Gavilan Gale. Photos by JeLau Photography.

Business

Eden Rift opens a new wedding and event center among the oaks and vines

Gavilan Vale offers an elegant alternative to Napa, Sonoma and Monterey venues.

San Benito evening primrose. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

Environment / Nature

Q&A: San Benito evening primrose removed from endangered plant list

Since it was listed in 1985, the plant’s range has expanded from nine locations to more than 100 in San Benito, Monterey and Fresno counties.

Prairie Falcon nestling. File image.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park reinstates hiking measures

The action aims to protect nesting raptors.

Dedication of Vasquez marker. Courtesy of E Clampus Vitus.

BL Special Report

BL Longform: Snyder’s General Store and the downfall of Tiburcio Vasquez 

The raid that led to the capture and execution of an outlaw.

Ruth Orta (Ohlone, Bay Miwok, Plains Miwok) shares stories of her family history and gives instructions on the traditional methods of acorn processing. Photo by Kirti Bassendine

News

Enduring Relationships with the Land project funded by $20,000 California Humanities Grant

The project weaves together still photography, storyboards and video interviews with demonstrations and discussion.

Many rural roads have become party meccas that draw heavy drinking and driving, fire danger and other safety risks. Photo by Leslie David

News

San Benito Sheriff’s Office has plan to build connections with residents

Responsibility Area Program breaks the unincorporated portions of the county into 19 zones.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Highway 25 resurfacing project to include two-day striping work

Work will occur all day Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.

Photo by Justin Delgado.

Schools & Education

Photography students visit Indian Canyon

Jefferson Elementary students write about their experience.

Blunt-nosed leopard lizard in Panoche Hills, San Benito County. Photo by Chad M. Lane.

News

Agencies releasing endangered lizards in Panoche Hills

The plan is to release 19 young blunt-nosed leopard lizards in 2022.

Bolado Park: Crafts for Christmas

Date/Time December 19, 2021 to December 19, 2021 until 04:00 PM Description Crafts for Christmas: Sunday, December 19, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Buy art, crafts and much more: Free Pictures with Santa 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Free Parking Entrance $2 per person. Tickets. The Patio at Bolado Park 9000 Airline Hwy. Tres Pinos.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Caltrans to continue repaving work on Hwy 25 near Hollister the week after Thanksgiving

Travelers can expect shorter delays of up to 10 minutes.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Hollister Highway 25 roadwork to continue through Nov. 24

Travelers can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

Kathy Miramontes, Atticus Ortiz, Justin Delgado, and Axel Miramontes. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Volmer.

Schools & Education

Jefferson School students win county fair photography competition

They took photographs to express their feelings during and after lockdown.