San Juan Bautista City Hall on a rainy day in March 2018. Photo by Nicholas Preciado

San Juan Bautista City Council considers cannabis tax

The San Juan Bautista City Council is considering placing a cannabis tax measure before voters in November. Council members will review a draft cannabis ordinance on April 4 at 2 p.m.

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Annual Pedro Party participants playing cards at Tres Pinos Hall. Photo courtesy Cheri Holiday.

San Benito County Cattlewomen hold annual Pedro Party

San Benito County CattleWomen hosted their annual February Pedro Party at the Tres Pinos Church Hall.

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Purple Cross RX is located at 1980 Bolsa Road in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David

Purple Cross Rx faces fraud lawsuit

Purple Cross Rx owner McPhail denies allegations

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A group of kids dwell over a baby lamb from the Paicines Ranch. Photo courtesy Blaire Strohn.

Kids get the farm day experience

Bolado Park host annual San Benito County Farm Day to teach third graders about agriculture.

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Apple grower Anthony Botelho stands with hundreds of the more than 7,000 fruit bins he uses to cart apples from his orchard off Flint Road in San Juan Bautista. When the plywood bins can no longer be repaired, orchardists historically have burned them. Botelho is Chair of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Jack Foley

County Supervisor targeted in illegal burn probe

Anthony Botelho says it’s all a misunderstanding, but air pollution officials say he has done it before...

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Kathy Ruiz, Leon Panetta (who was then Pres. Clinton's Chief of Staff) and Tony Ruiz in Monterey County, April 1995. Photo courtesy Kathy Ruiz

The legacy of Tony Ruiz

Friends remember the late teacher and political actor in San Benito County

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Hispanic Chamber Hosts Business Networking

Hispanic Chamber will host a free business networking event in downtown Hollister on March 21.

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Information courtesy the Weather Channel

Possibility of rain this week

A review of multiple weather services gives the impression that rain may be on its way. No commitments though...

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Applicants present their projects and are trained on "pitch" presentations.  Photo by Leslie David

Startup Challenge Monterey Bay 2018 Hollister orientation, March 1

The City of Hollister is sponsoring an orientation to be hosted 6-7:30p.m. Thursday evening, March 1, at the Hollister City Hall Council Chambers

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UPDATED: Weather Service freeze warning starting Monday night

Freezing temperatures are expected in Hollister and inland areas of San Benito County Monday Feb. 19 and Tuesday Feb. 20

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Alba Coast Winery is in San Benito County and has a history of premium winemaking.

Alba Coast Winery is Dawning a New Name in Paicines

Alba Coast Winery located in Paicines provides Delicato with an additional four million cases of growth capacity.

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Hollister City Council approves amendment to ordinance to allow adult-use in cannabis supply chain, excluding dispensaries

Taking into consideration that recreational marijuana will eventually out pace medical use, the council approved a change to city ordinance to allow recreational production and distribution, but no dispensaries.

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Calling Community Members to bring Bath Tubs

Calling all community members to bring Bath Tubs!

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Safia Bootwala (featured right) put on a community event this Saturday, Jan. 27 at the San Benito County Library to promote free programs put on by 4-H and the library.

4-H student educates the public about opportunities at SBC Free Library

Wanting to help educate the community on free-opportunities in San Benito County, local student Safia Bootwala teamed up with the San Benito County Library to put on an "Arts and Crafts and Informational Event"

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San Juan Bautista City Council begins process to hire permanent city manager

San Juan Bautista begins search for permanent city manager.

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Baudelio Banuelos, Victor's grandfather. The little girl in the photo is Victor's cousin Mia Ramirez. The photo was taken in 2017. Photo courtesy Victor Sanchez

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Baudelio Banuelos

Seventh grader Victor Sanchez writes about why he admires his grandfather, Baudelio Banuelos who lives in Mexico.

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Local residents purchase San Benito Gold's raw, unprocessed honey both to improve their health, as well as to use as a natural sweetener.

Local Beekeeper touts benefits of honey but the science is up for debate

Though there are many proven benefits of eating local honey, is curing allergies one of them?

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Bus tour members sample a variety of products made from raw goat milk at Evergreen Acres Dairy.

Busloads of tourists visit San Benito County organic ag operations

The tour of San Benito County organic farming operations was organized by EcoFarm, a conference held in Monterey every year.

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The show closer was a fun twist; a tasting display that raised perceptions about the brown substance from dirt to gorgeous soil. Photos by Will Schwabacher

EcoFarm kicks-off with San Benito County event

Paicines Ranch hosts an innovators-in-ag event that sells out to EcoFarm crowd.

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