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Caltrans District 5 scholarship applications still open

Two, $1,000 scholarships available to regional high school seniors.

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Cal Fire was one of the state agencies that spoke at the wildfire town hall meeting on April 4. Photo courtesy of Jim Gillio.

State, local agencies discuss wildfire preparedness and prevention

Residents attend town hall hosted by San Benito Fire Safe Council.

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The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

Former grand jury members call for repeal

Ex-foreman and forewoman say a 2015 county ordinance obstructs investigations of county departments.

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Congressman Panetta Announces $2 Million Grant to the San Benito Health Foundation

"These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles," Panetta said.

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San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Supervisors split on hemp moratorium

Motion to temporarily halt plans for industrial cultivation fails. Board will revisit the issue April 16.

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San Benito County Association of Realtors goes for affordable housing grant

Potential $50,000 in grant funding could go to first time homebuyers if approved.

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Artist and San Benito Arts Council Board President Louise Ray and Supervisor Jim Gillio at the kickoff party for the 2019 Open Studio Art Tour on March 22, hosted by the San Benito Arts Council. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Arts Council presents Open Studio Art Tour in April

Forty-eight artists to display works in Aromas, Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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San Benito County Free Library launches movie streaming service

Library cardholders now have free access to more than 30,000 classic, independent, foreign language and educational films.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas and UFW announce Farmworker Housing Act

"We must ensure that California's farmworkers and their children have the chance at a better life, and a brighter future," Rivas said.

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Local fire groups to hold town hall on wildfire preparation

April 4 session covers prevention and response in hazard zones of San Benito County.

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Changes coming to state’s nutrition program

In San Benito County, WIC vouchers will be replaced with EBT cards in February 2020.

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Third grade students throughout San Benito County learned about local agriculture at the March 19 Farm Day event. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bianchi.

San Benito County participates in Farm Day

Third-graders and 200 volunteers attend 29th annual event at Bolado Park.

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Gavilan STEM student studies threats to Monarch Butterfly

From 1994 to 2018, the monarch butterfly population has declined by more than 80 percent. Gavilan College students research the causes alongside San Jose State University professors.

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Institute for Innovation and Economic Development Executive Director Brad Barbeau, Michelle Doty and Denise Mellor of That Garlic Stuff (2018 winners of Main Street division), and judge Doug Yount at the 2018 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Photo courtesy of Startup Challenge Monterey Bay.

New businesses welcome to Startup Challenge

Hollister workshop explains how to apply for 10th annual competition.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas speaks about the importance of the census at a Feb. 21 committee meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

2020 Census will be available online

For the first time, the national survey goes to the web; phone and paper surveys will continue.

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Participants of the Gravel Grinder prepare to go up a hill on Browns Valley Road in Paicines during the 2018 Discovery Classic. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Discovery Classic bike ride returns for second year

New 100-mile Road Ride will wind through San Juan Bautista and Aromas.

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Volunteer Gerry Guibert piling up garbage at a Feb. 23 clean up on Rocks Road. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Community clears debris from Rocks Road

Volunteers mobilize for Saturday morning cleanup of illegal dumping near Highway 101.

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Bill's Bullpen to celebrate Free Comic Book Day in May

Family-oriented event to offer raffle and chance to take pictures with superheroes.

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