San Juan Bautista Veterans of Foreign Wars Honer 187th Airborne Regiment

Date/Time November 11, 2020 to November 11, 2020 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM Description Please help the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6359 honor 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 at 11

Settling Pond at the San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista selects path to resolve water problems

City will send waste water to Hollister and import water from West Hills Water Treatment Plant.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: San Juan Bautista City Council

Four candidates compete for two seats.

A 2019 workshop on making ofrendas (altars) for Dia de los Muertos. Photo courtesy of El Teatro Campesino.

Art & Culture

El Teatro Campesino hosts online workshops for Dia de los Muertos

Participants learn how to design ofrendas for deceased loved ones.

Paper straws. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Plastic ban coming to San Juan Bautista

City mandates use of reusable and compostable products starting Jan. 1.

Ann-Marie Sayers. Photo by Kirti Bassendine.

San Benito Lifestyle

BL Longform: Mutsun people dream of returning to their ancestral land

Few indigenous families still live in San Benito County.

Handing out homework packets at San Juan School. Photo courtesy of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: Measure O

Supermajority across three counties required to pass $30.5 million in bonds for improvements to the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District.

Aiden Castaneda. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Racing to build a running track at San Juan School

Students and community team up to raise funds.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a board retreat. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Endorsement for Wayne Norton

District 2 Supervisor Anthony Botelho writes about his choice for the upcoming election.

San Juan Bautista: City Water Issues Meeting

Date/Time October 06, 2020 to October 06, 2020 06:00 PM until 07:00 PM Description The San Juan Bautista City Council will hold a Town Hall Meeting to receive input from the public before making a decision how to improve the City’s water and waste water systems. You can find more information on the attached flyer,

San Juan Bautista: Meet the Candidates

Date/Time September 26, 2020 to September 26, 2020 12:00 PM until 03:00 PM This event occurs daily, every 2 day(s) Description Date: September 26, 2020 and September 27, 2020 Time: September 26: 1-2 p.m. John Freeman, 2-3 p.m. Wayne Norton September 27: 12- 1 p.m. Nicole Franco, 1-2 pm. Kollin Kosmicki, 2-3 p.m. Jakie Morris-Lopez

Ginger Russo, Mary Regalo, and bakery owner Dianne Hampton. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

San Juan Bakery overwhelmed by customers and love

Third Street staple reopens after nearly six-month hiatus.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista conducting a median income survey

The city is looking to be reclassified as a disadvantaged community.

Settling Pond at the San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

San Juan Bautista accepts EPA terms on water issues

A first step toward resolving years of water quality problems.

Red Cross volunteer Robyn Cohen at St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Red Cross volunteers have short stay at St. Francis Retreat

Members deployed to provide shelter, food and medical services to those affected by regional wildfires.