Tres Pinos

Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government shutdown continues to impact Pinnacles National Park

Fourth week brings rock slide, concerns for ecosystem.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas (right) at a Jan. 2019 art exhibit in Gilroy. Photo by Leslie David.

Q and A with Assemblyman Robert Rivas

The former county supervisor responds to questions concerning statewide issues, finances and local representation in Sacramento.

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Farmworkers in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Panetta and others introduce legislation to provide earned pathway to citizenship to farmworkers

"This bill provides these men and women with a way to earn their citizenship by contributing to our agriculture and our communities," Panetta said.

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Impact of the 2017 flooding on Lovers Lane. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Office of Emergency Services.

County Office of Emergency Services issues weather advisory

OES notes possibility of power outages and cautions residents to be aware of downed power lines and trees, standing water, potential flooding, and more.

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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Ongoing federal government shutdown ends its third week

Pinnacles National Park mostly closed; retail traffic down in Paicines and Tres Pinos.

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Robert Rivas (left) speaks to a community member in 2018. File photo.

Rivas praises emergency homeless funding approved for Monterey and San Benito County

Assemblyman Robert Rivas issues statement on $12.5 million set aside to help homeless or those at risk of homelessness in the region.

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Mixed weather on the horizon

Wind and rain expected by Tuesday, January 8.

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Covered California open enrollment ends January 15

Next week is the deadline for coverage to start February 1.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta (third from left) with his family in Washington D.C. Photo provided by the Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta takes oath of office

Second term representing San Benito County in Washington D.C.

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A large tree near 7-11 on San Benito and Hawkins Street blew over during a 2017 storm. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Wind advisory coming this weekend

In effect most of Saturday, Jan. 5.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo by John Chadwell.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas announces committee assignments

State representative assigned to committees for Agriculture, Appropriations, Government Organization, Local Government and Rules.

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San Benito Open Studios artist Michaela Graves showcasing her work at the Open Studios Art Tour 2018. Photo provided by Arts Council.

Arts Council announces 2019 opportunities for artists and organizations

Applications now open for Arts Express! Grant Program and Open Studios Art Tour.

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Monterey Bay Community Power says rebates expected to total $4 million

Community choice energy agency looks to dedicate $1.25 million in additional funding for local energy programs in 2019.

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Provided by the San Benito County Free Library.

New 2019 hours for the San Benito County Free Library

Expansion of hours the result of community desire for additional service.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Congressman Panetta on passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation passed Dec. 12 regulates federal farm programs and nutrition assistance. It includes provisions that Congressman Panetta advocated for.

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Runners at the 10 Mile starting line in early 2018. Photos provided by Amalia Ellis.

Mission 10 race returns in January

Registration now open for 36th annual run.

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Volunteers counting ballots on Nov. 6, 2018 while observers await for result updates. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Final election results headed to Supes for approval

Expected to be adopted at Dec. 11 meeting.

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Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members invited to participate in 12th annual Holiday Program.

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The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for thousands of acres in San Benito County and the surrounding areas. Photo courtesy of BLM.

BLM Central Coast Field Office lifts emergency fire restrictions

The public is reminded to remain cautious when recreating on public lands to prevent a wildfire.

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Annual CHP toy drive begins

Toy collection bins outside of Walgreens in Hollister.

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