Land Use

High school to offer campus tour April 1

Guests will see progress on modernization efforts, new construction and planned upgrades, much of which is being funded by voter-approved bond measures

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Legal Prop. 215 medical marijuana plants grown at Purple Cross RX.

OPINION: Sheriff/DA to lobby Supes to eradicate medical marijuana crops:Just Say No

Sheriff Thompson and DA Hooper will lobby county supervisors for resources to eradicate alleged illegal medical marijuana crops at next BOS public meeting, hoping for pot luck

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Council passes resolutions to annex properties that could result in hundreds of new homes

Latest annexation could result in up to 480 homes on the west side of Hollister

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Council approves $700K to help fund 48-unit extremely low to moderate income apartments

CHISPA was chosen over a competing bid for senior housing project planned for Line Street in Hollister

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Pinnacles Gateway Partners discuss overcrowding and future for park

Meeting discussed ways to promote communities around the national park and encourage volunteerism

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Play equipment for parks spark the imagination, so important to joyful well-being.

OPINION: Parks and rec conference attendance needs county support

Conference in Sacramento discussed how to get parks built and how to maintain them

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Water's important role in the county's history

Since early settlement and food production in San Benito County, efforts have been made to achieve a balanced and sustainable groundwater basin

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Paicines Ranch Classes on Hollistic Management include time out in the field.

Land stewards learn at Paicines Ranch

The ranch hosts a course on holistic management practices

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Fracking opponents, BLM talk future oil and gas leases in county

BLM pitches plans to lease public lands for gas and oil exploration as anti-fracking protesters argue for local control

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Supervisors to send letter in support of state bill to address local road repairs

County Board of Supervisors endorses SB-1, hoping monies will come back to county for road repairs

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STRAW Returns to Gonzales Ranch with Local Students

Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) continues restoration planting with local students on a working cattle ranch. Interested community members are invited to participate.

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Supes to send letter to BLM opposing oil and gas leases on local, federal lands

The board will remind the agency that the county passed Measure J to ban fracking

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Businesses, property owners invited to informational discussion on Americans with Disabilities Act

Meeting prompted by lawsuits waged against Hollister businesses for alleged ADA violations

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Largest garlic grower-shipper in nation, Christopher Ranch, raises minimum wage

Company that ships more than 90 million pounds a year and grows acres of garlic in San Benito County, hikes its minimum wage to $13 with pledge to raise it to $15 in 2018

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Bear Gulch Caves open at Pinnacles

Seasonal opening of cave precedes its full closure in late spring through early summer when sensitive bat species has its pupping season

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Council commits city to build West Gateway project

As the city waits to hear if Caltrans will award it grant money, the Hollister City Council passes a resolution to commit Hollister to building entire project

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Local garden club awards grant to Anzar High School

"EduGrow Grant Program" designed to foster youth horticulture education

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Ridgemark Hotel proposal

Proposed Ridgemark development includes new commercial, residential construction

John Wynn, owner of Ridgemark Golf Club and Resort, proposes new commercial and residential development to the Ridgemark Homes Association

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Gavilan College celebrates 20-year anniversary at Hollister's Briggs Building

Downtown site has offered limited student services and provided a variety of courses since 1997

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