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


Enduring Relationships with the Land project funded by $20,000 Cal 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


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.


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.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Caltrans begins repaving Highway 25 near Ridgemark on Nov. 15

Travelers can expect 20 minute delays near the Best Road area.

Jerry Ginsburg and Barbara Rever. Courtesy of Oils of Paicines.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Oils of Paicines serves up delicate flavors

Organic olives from local orchards are picked at the right time for perfect oils.

California Poppy. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

California Native Plant Propagation Workshop

Date/Time November 13, 2021 to November 13, 2021 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Description Date: November 13 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location 20112 Panoche Road Learn about propagation of native plants from cuttings and seeds. Free workshop with Ryan O'Dell. Call or text Veronica at 415-699-5956 Cuttings, seeds, pots and soil provided Location

Michael Simons and Christina Cohen at the Comanche tasting room. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Comanche Cellars brings the taste of San Benito County to Monterey

The array of San Benito's unique grape varieties are showcased in their Comanche and Dog & Pony wines.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Road work on Highway 25 postponed until next week

Work scheduled to begin Oct. 4.