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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta accepting applications for Service Academy nominations

"I commend the candidates for their pursuit of service to our country, and I look forward to assisting them in any way that I can," Panetta said.


Graniterock crews installing speed tables at Fourth Street in San Juan Bautista on Sept. 16. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

San Juan Bautista installs five speed tables

Traffic calming measures to be added on Monterey and Fourth streets.

Albert Rodriguez with the Hollister Vikings Youth Football League said kids need a home field to play on. Photos by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Youth sports leagues want to play on a home field

Representatives speak at SBHS meeting over use of Andy Hardin Stadium.

Photo provided by the Office of Emergency Services.

Transportation

Pull to the right for sirens and lights

Drivers are not reacting safely when emergency vehicles approach, according to the Office of Emergency Services.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

Ranching for Profit workshop happening Sept. 25

Topics to include transforming a ranch into a sustainable business, cell grazing, and soil improvement and carbon sequestration through conservation practices.

Defense attorney Arthur Cantu and defendant Sang Ji in San Benito County Superior Court on Sept. 11. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Ji and Choi trial-setting hearing is Oct. 4

Judge Steven Sanders denies motions from both defendants.

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Education / Schools

Latinos in Technology Scholarship now open

College juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields eligible to apply.

Around 50 people showed up to the leadership luncheon on Sept. 12. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Government / Politics

Leadership lunch serves questions to panelists

County officials speak on education, drug programs, homelessness, and traffic.

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Education / Schools

Hollister School District deems new cell phone policy a success

"Away for the Day" requires students to turn off their mobile devices.

School staff engaged at the workshop. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

Trauma response workshop comes to San Benito County schools

Jessie Fuller speaks on the causes of toxic stress, how it manifests, and ways to deal with it.

Photos by Robert Eliason.

News

Community walks for Juristac

Over 300 people trek five miles to protest a proposed open pit mining development.

Collage of Quien Sabe Road holes in Tres Pinos area. Photos by Robert Eliason

Transportation

BL Special Report: Roads were main focus for Civil Grand Jury

San Benito County Civil Grand Jury submits its report on how funding for roads in the county has been spent. Supervisors have 90 days to respond.

Police / Fire

Hollister police arrest man for possession of a firearm and DUI

Police say a loaded handgun and extra magazine found on suspect.

Donnalou Ramirez is currently ranked seventh nationally. Photos provided by Donnalou Ramirez.

Sports & Recreation

Local female bodybuilder raises the bar

Donnalou Ramirez ranks seventh nationwide.

Photo provided by the office of Assemblyman Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State legislature passes AB 936

The bill, authored by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, works to improve California's preparedness to protect people and communities from a potential spill of nonfloating oil.

Caltrans attempted to deal with the South County curve on Highway 25 in 2015, but the rerouted portion of the road collapsed just a few months after opening. Now, repairs aren't expected to happen until at least 2022. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hwy. 25 repairs near Pinnacles delayed until 2022

An indigenous site was found near the project in 2018.

State Senator Anna Caballero. Photo provided by the Office of Anna Caballero.

Government / Politics

Governor signs police training bill

SB 230, authored by State Senator Anna Caballero, requires law enforcement to be trained to reduce the need for deadly force.


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Greenwood Ford off San Felipe Road in Hollister. The dealership was previously Tiffany Ford, owned and operated by four generations of the Tiffany Family. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Tiffany Ford sells to Greenwood Chevrolet

Family opened the dealership in 1910.

The intersection of State Routes 25 and 156. Construction of a two-lane roundabout is anticipated to begin in June 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Officials question proposed highway roundabout

County Resource Management Agency director asks why other alternatives weren’t offered.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Transportation

San Juan City Council approves four speed tables

Fourth Street installations coming in September; council also discusses policy for placing items on the agenda.

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