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Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

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Demolition of Andy Hardin Field is underway. It will be replaced by a new stadium that will be used by San Benito High School football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. Photo provided.

A busy summer of campus construction at San Benito High School

Superintendent thanks voters for support of Measures G and U, which are funding educational and athletic facility upgrades at San Benito High School.

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Kids at the Park 2017. Photo provided.

Kids at the Park to celebrate 25th Anniversary

Kids at the Park to celebrate the healthy growth of children by proving more than 30 interactive learning stations.

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Suspect arrested after vehicle pursuit

Suspect Cody Giovanni Leyva, 22 from Hollister, was eventually arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (heroin), and evading police in a vehicle.

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Anzar High School seniors at the June 14 graduation at the school gymnasium in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Thomas Leyde.

Seniors honored at Anzar High School graduation

Eighty-four seniors receive diplomas at the June 14 Anzar High School commencement.

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Cowboys and cowgirls herded longhorn cattle during the Downtown Parade on Saturday morning. Photo's courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

A San Benito County Tradition Returns to Rodeo Parade

Downtown Hollister was full of excitement and livestock Saturday morning as locals gathered to celebrate the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade.

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Longhorn cattle like these will be part of the parade celebrating San Benito County's history and ranching's  pastoral way of life Saturday, June 16.

Saddle Horse Show and Parade Saturday, June 16

The main street of downtown Hollister will be full of life and animals Saturday celebrating the return of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo Parade

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Photo of the Beaver Fire by Noe Magana

Beaver Fire blazes in San Benito County

The fire is located off Coalinga Highway and Airline Highway, East of King City.

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Four Hollister schools named to Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll

Several large businesses support a national program that recognizes improved academic achievement over time.

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Jack Preader received his Adaptive Tricycle in 2013. Photo provided.

COLUMN: Refer a Child, Help Make a Difference

The Martin Rajkovich Children’s Fund (MRCF) has been helping critically or chronically ill children in San Benito County since 2007.

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Supervisors supported Measure C to test voters' mood for cannabis before moving forward on growing ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.

Residents plead for county to expedite cannabis growing ordinance

Residents turned out at a recent San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting to encourage them to move forward on a cannabis growing ordinance as quickly as possible after the passage of Measure C.

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Summer Safety Steps to Keep You and Your Family Safe and Healthy

Summer is a great time to enjoy different indoor and outdoor activities. But every summer, children and adults are injured or die from drowning, falls, and other summer activity-related accidents. Additional risks include heat-related illnesses.

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This 1956 Chevy Bel Air won best of show at last year's event. Photo provided.

32nd Street Festival Car Show & Chili Cook-Off

Over 200 beautiful cars and trucks and 8,000 festival goers will descend upon downtown to catch up with friends and family while admiring the vehicles on display.

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Councilman Karson Klauer recused himself and Jim Gillio was absent for the vote on the dispensary. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council Approves Medical Cannabis Dispensary

After months of moving through the legal process, the Hollister City Council gave its stamp of approval for a medical cannabis dispensary to Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine.

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County selects Don Chapin Company to fix Southside Road

The portion of Southside Road has been closed since May 30.

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Tristan Schmidt, Beth Hitchcock, Trista Reid, and Michael Curto qualified for the NJHFR in Huron, South Dakota. Photo by Jaime Reid.

Local Rodeo Athletes Qualify for National Finals

Four local junior high teens will represent San Benito County during the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Huron, South Dakota.

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Two young women competed for the title of Miss San Benito Rodeo at Bolado Park on Saturday, June 9. Kelsee French, center, was the winner. Photo courtesy Lisa Tobias.

French crowned Miss San Benito Rodeo 2018

Kelsee French will represent the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo Association.

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Inside the old hospital on Southside Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Old Hospital demolished to make room for self-help housing

The new self-help housing project, known as Riverview II, will feature up to 25 homes on 4,000 square-foot lots.

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San Benito High School says goodbye to over 600 graduates

Just before 7 a.m. Friday, around 15 audio speakers blasted out recorded messages that could be heard over a block away from the San Benito High School campus.

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Election 2018: Updated results for June 5 primary

Updated results for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

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