Pasture-raised turkeys from Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy of Paicines Ranch.


Turkey Time: Custom-raised for this unique holiday season

Local ranch offers pasture-raised birds for holiday meals.

California Highway Patrol. File photo.

Police / Fire

Fatal single vehicle collision on Panoche Road

Occurred west of Little Panoche Road. It is unknown at this time if drug or alcohol impairment was a factor.

Pinnacles Condor Recovery Crew member Gavin Emmons taking #1033 from nest. Photo courtesy of Alacia Welch.

Environment / Nature

Central Coast condors fall victim to Dolan Fire

Two chicks perish, nine free-flying adults remain missing.

Photo by Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire continues burning near Panoche Valley

1,508 acres scorched at 100% containment as of July 18; resident calls Cal Fire response ‘amazing.’

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

Containment at 50%, 1,400 acres burned as of 7:01 a.m. on July 16.

The Bitter Fire south of Paicines on June 16. Photo courtesy of the Cal Fire BEU Facebook page.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire battles blaze south of Paicines

As of June 21, the Bitter Fire is 100% contained with approximately 895 acres burned.

Hollister First Sundays Ride & Cruise

Date/Time June 07, 2020 to June 07, 2020 11:30 AM until 04:00 PM This event occurs monthly, Description This is a group motorcycle ride and car cruise down Highway 25 to King City and back from leaving from Hollister Powersports and ending at Johnny's Bar & Grill. We meet at 11:30 and roll at noon. All bikes,

Theresa Kovacs, 63, and Rick Sicurella, 66, are in a limbo like thousands of other RV full-timers. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

Housing / Land Use

RV dwellers find temporary haven in San Benito County

Campground reservations are hard to come by during lockdown. COVID-19 situation leaves many in the lurch.

Sallie Calhoun (right) talks soils with a Paicines Ranch workshop guest. Photo by Alicia C Arcidiacono.


Q & A: Sallie Calhoun on her No Regrets Initiative

With opportunity comes responsibility. In this interview, Paicines Ranch owner Sallie Calhoun talks about a 10-year commitment that she just "couldn't not do."

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: Observations to help reduce contamination

Denise Olson writes that making local grocery stores safer may reduce the hoarding and short supplies seen in the region.

The regenerative wine event at Paicines Ranch was made up of a diverse group of people working within the wine industry. Photo credit Janna Olson.

Food / Dining

Paicines Ranch hosts regenerative wine convention

The first regenerative wine gathering held in February, focused on involving people from different sectors of the industry and from different cultural backgrounds.

Both Calera Wine Company and Paicines Ranch (featured) incorporate sheep grazing into their vineyards. Photo provided by Alicia Arcidiacono.


Grazing sheep helps the soil at Calera Wine vineyards

Paicines Ranch uses livestock in regenerative farming.

Mateo Oliveira racing down a steep part of the track on March 8 at the Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister resident places second in off-road motorcycle race

Around 1,000 racers compete at Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines.

Spring Equinox: Wōmanifestation Retreat

Date/Time March 20, 2020 to March 22, 2020 05:00 PM until 12:30 PM Description The Spring Equinox represents new light and life, new beginnings, planting seeds, and blazing paths. The fact that day and night are equal on the day of the equinox represents our need for balance at this time. The Spring Equinox: Wōmanifestation

Lazy Bumb Motoclimb

Date/Time March 07, 2020 to March 07, 2020 until 05:00 PM Description The Lazy Bumb Motoclimb is the newest motoclimb race in California. Featured on the Saturday of Garrahan Off-Road Training's Gilroy Motorcycle Center Fousthvac Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble, this will be the opening round of the all new West Amateur Motoclimb Series. The #lazybumbmotoclimb will host a