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.

City Well #1. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

BL Special Report: San Juan Bautista’s water problems reaching critical mass

City facing substantial fine for its continued inability to process large amounts of pollutants discharged into the Pajaro River, which then enter waterways that empty into Monterey Bay.

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Police / Fire

Law enforcement responds to fires and illegal fireworks over Fourth of July weekend

Several agencies see an uptick in citations.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

SJB Council seeks member of public to serve on Urban Growth Boundary Committee

Interested residents can fill out attached application and turn it in at City Hall.

Sal Mora. Photo provided.

Government / Politics

Salvador Mora to run for Hollister Mayor

“Hollister is at the crossroads of opportunity. It always has been, but you have to work hard to give residents and the business community the chance to grow and thrive,” Mora said.

Sonne and Laynee Reyna. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

SJB library receives Native American book collection

Laynee Reyna donates over 300 books and 70 field recordings for public use.

VFW Post 6359 Honoring Ceremony

Date/Time November 11, 2020 to November 11, 2020 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Description Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6359 will be honoring all paratroopers, “Rakkasans”, that served with the 187th Airborne Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War this Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2020, at its post in San Juan Bautista. All former members,

Councilwoman Carol Lenoir said she began self-isolating on June 25 when she became ill. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister councilwoman tests positive for COVID-19

Carol Lenoir said she began self-isolation on June 25 when she became ill.

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City Well #2. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan City Council receives 80-page water report

Councilman Cesar Flores says the city is facing $800,000 in penalties.

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Evening Ride from Off the Chain. Photo by Jacob Funk.

Business / Economy

Bikes riding off the racks at local stores

Off the Chain and Big 5 Sporting Goods report supply can’t keep up with demand.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista applying for $65K housing production grant

City Manager will use funds to update accessory dwelling unit design guidelines and inclusionary ordinance.

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Police / Fire

Chemical leak prompts HAZMAT team response

White phosphorus derivative determined to be the compound that leaked from ground.

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Nelcy Pulido Cruz (left), her daughter Ruby Pulido(center left), neice Clara Elena (center right) and sister Esperanza Cruz (back right) pick up supplies to decorate their cars to join the census caravan. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Census caravan rolls through westside Hollister

Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.

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Police / Fire

Hollister Police and Fire respond to hazardous material leak

Evacuations in effect around Haydon, Hawkins and Monterey streets.

Workers and machinery working behind the construction fence that was placed around some of the construction area near Gold's Gym. The building next to the fence will be removed. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

New housing near Gold’s Gym under construction

Project includes 85 units, a mix of apartments, townhomes and single-family homes.