Three years after opening, Higher Level of Care pays the city over $500k in fees annually. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Cannabis failing to bring expected revenue to San Benito County

The county and San Juan Bautista have yet to see any returns, and Hollister has not seen more than $1 million annually.

Jim Dassel presenting a map. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista holds five public meetings to discuss growth

Community engagement to create a plan will continue through September.

Ralph Jennings (second from left) spoke about his experiences as a foreign correspondent living in China. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Nonprofits

Foreign correspondents share views on the state of journalism

BenitoLink kicks off its speaker series in San Juan Bautista.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

News

Public meetings for the week of May 9

San Benito County Board of Supervisors and several school districts are holding meetings this week.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.

Farmland outside of San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista declares state of emergency over water supply

Local water districts follow governor's call for water use reduction amid critical shortage results from lack of rain and rapid melting of snowpack.

Anzar High School. Photo courtesy of Janet Watson.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified to adopt trustee areas for board members

The change removes the risk of legal action under the California Voting Rights Act.

Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

News Release

Earth Day event planned in San Juan Bautista

Event includes environmental education, recycling programs, awards, and fun, interactive activities for all ages.

First Street Roundabout. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Transportation

San Juan Bautista roundabout on First Street near completion

The city is also looking for ways to decrease truck traffic through town.

Even after the sun goes down, walkers can see their way with the help of the full moon. Photo by Rene Rodriguez

San Benito Lifestyle

Moonlight Walk April 15

Dress warm and hike with friends and family in the glow of the full moon.

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Miller. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s deputy gets new assignment in San Juan Bautista

Ryan Miller is not only the town’s dedicated local law enforcement presence, he’s a resident as well.

Trucks on Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Highway 156 widening project delayed until August

Roundabout construction at Highway 25/156 is also delayed until May 9.

Johnny Depp and Pepe Serna in "The Brave." Photo courtesy of "Life is Art."

Art & Culture

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival comes to San Juan Bautista

Local filmmakers and Mexico-themed movies among the highlights.

News

Member of San Juan Bautista family bears witness to the Ukraine war

Britta Ellwanger volunteers at the Polish border and houses a family of Ukrainian refugees.

News Release

Arts Council seeking artists for San Juan Bautista mural project

All applications must be submitted online by April 29.