San Juan Bautista

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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Miryam Benito Angel. Photo by John Chadwell.

Searching for adventure, and a gemstone

Miryam Benito Angel traveled to San Benito County to search for her namesake gemstone.

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Michaele LaForge follows up with Lab Technician and Water Operator for San Juan Bautista Luis Vasquez while he tests nitrate levels for a potential fourth well for San Juan Bautista. File photo by Becky Bonner.

San Juan Bautista City Manager submits resignation notice

Michaele LaForge is expected to receive a performance evaluation at a Feb. 25 special meeting of the San Juan Bautista City Council. Council members will also consider appointing an interim city manager.

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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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Fire Station No. 4 in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista approves fire services with Hollister

Changes include more insurance coverage and firefighter staff.

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

San Juan Bautista does not comply and Hollister under review for state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

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

San Juan Bautista noncompliant and Hollister under review for state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

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Homeless encampment in San Benito County. File photo.

Homeless census conducted in San Benito County

Count enables HUD to determine local funding needs.

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2018 winner Michelle Doty talks about her company, That Garlic Stuff, to a woman attending the ninth annual Startup Challenge Monterey Bay in Salinas last year. Doty won the Main Street division and a prize of $10,000. File photo by Tom Leyde.

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay seeking applicants

Social Venture Division is a new category for competition and will appeal to nonprofit organizations.

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(Left to right): County Admin Officer Ray Espinosa, SJB Councilwoman Leslie Jordan, SJB Councilwoman Mary Edge, SJB Councilman John Freeman, SJB Mayor Cesar Flores, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, Board Chair Mark Medina, Supervisor Anthony Botelho, and Supervisor Jim Gillio. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Supervisors’ retreat discusses Brown Act

Board also receives advice on closed session and conflicts of interest.

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Gavilan College seeks applicants for Measure X oversight committee

Committee will oversee implementation of bond approved by voters in 2018.

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Cars at the stop light at Union Road and Highway 156 intersection near the San Juan-Hollister Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Intersection at San Juan-Hollister and Union to become cul-de-sac

Change is part of $105.9 million Highway 156 Improvement Project.

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Anzar High sophomore Santino Leahy is headed to the Poetry Out Loud championship in Sacramento. Photo courtesy of San Benito Arts Council.

High school students recite poetry at Arts Council event

Anzar High sophomore heading to Poetry Out Loud state championship in Sacramento.

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Attendees participate in activities during the 2019 San Benito County Board of Supervisors Retreat. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Board of Supervisors look ahead in two-day retreat

Discussion of the county’s strengths and weaknesses give way to goal-setting.

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Twenty-six local nonprofits were given funding for specific, targeted programs that satisfy United Way's goals in 2017. File photo.

United Way holds campaign to benefit local nonprofits

February fundraising aimed at increasing awareness of nonprofit services in the community.

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Flooding along Pacheco Creek broke fences along Lovers Lane in 2017. File photo by Julie Morris.

Flash flood watch and wind advisory issued for upcoming storm

Atmospheric river expected to bring rain throughout the week. Sandbags available.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina speaking at the 2018 Election Forum hosted by BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau, and Youth Alliance. File photo.

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina talks about what took place during a recent meeting.

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Rustic Charm owner Stephanie Diaz-Kotel. The furniture and home decor store opened Jan. 26. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

New business adds to San Juan Bautista’s rustic charm

Third Street merchant sells restored antique furniture and home decor.

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Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

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San Juan Bautista City Hall, where Planning Commission meetings are held. File photo.

San Juan modular home project put on hold

Planning Commission wants answers on sewer capacity.

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