Land Use

Rolling hills near the Vergeles Fault. Photo by Ilia Carson-Letelier.

San Benito Geology: All Your Faults

This is the third in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This topic is the Calaveras Fault and other local faults.

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The Allendale Project on Vista Park Hill will include 287 homes and extend North Road from San Felipe Road to Buena Vista Road.

Build, and here they come

A big-picture look at new housing development and growth in San Benito County.

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Cannabis. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Sheriff’s Office airs public safety concerns over cannabis industry

Supervisors want Measure C to pay costs of managing compliance.

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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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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Parking license agreement hits speed bump

Councilmembers said they need more detail on upgrade costs before deciding.

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County management analyst Dulce Alonso was among three presenters to the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.

County cannabis ordinance goes to supervisors for approval

Residents voice concerns over odor and neighboring property value.

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Hollister School District Director of Facilities John Teliha presents new school design to San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Santana Ranch School design nears completion

Land negotiations and asbestos among challenges.

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Intersection of Fallon Road and Fairview Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito County seeks to make intersection safer

After being denied grants, county is counting on Measure G for funding.

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Z-Best Operations Manager John Doyle leads a presentation on the proposed facility expansion project at an Oct. 30 meeting at Gilroy Library. Photo by BenitoLink Staff.

Public comment period for Z-Best expansion now open

Compost company shares plan for increasing capacity and trucks at facility near Hwy. 25.

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Recurrent Energy’s Mustang solar photovoltaic 2016 project for two other CCEs, Sonoma Clean Power and MCE.  Located nearby is the Slate project in Kings County, CA. Photo provided by Monterey Bay Community Power.

Monterey Bay Community Power signs contract for storage project

New renewable energy developments expected to contribute increase in nationwide storage capacity.

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Panoche Valley Preserve. Photo by Center for Natural Land Management (CNLM Staff)

Panoche Valley Preserve Opens

Conservation land to mitigate for solar farm is now in operation.

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The City of Hollister implemented reverse-angle parking in front of San Benito High School on Monterey Street, with plans to re-stripe the east side of the street near homes and apartments for parallel parking between Nash and B streets. Photo provided.

High school and Hollister partner on safety measures around campus

The city's installation of reverse-angle parking and a school-sponsored traffic study at West and B streets are two of the latest multi-agency efforts to promote pedestrian and vehicular safety near San Benito High School.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

West Hollister residents pass on bike lanes

Planners miscalculate feasibility, public need.

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Mayor Jim West (left) Councilman Tony Boch (center) and Vice Mayor John Freeman. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista selects new wastewater treatment plant operator

City Council changes wastewater treatment plant operators and commits additional funds to sludge removal.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community invited to first workshop on Groundwater Sustainability Plan

Groundwater Sustainability Plan needed to be in compliance with state law.

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Daytime paving operation on Highway 156 expected Oct. 23 and 24

Roadwork consists of grinding and paving wheel tracks at intersection.

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Reverse-angle parking was striped by the City of Hollister in front of San Benito High School on Friday, Oct. 12. Photo by Adam Breen.

City implements reverse-angle parking in front of high school

The new configuration is designed to reduce the double-parking that occurs on both sides of the street in front of the school, while also relieving parking congestion in the surrounding neighborhood.

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Hollister city crew erects 128 feet of fence cordoning off dog park and picnic area at Hollister Municipal Airport where large anomalies were detected. Photos by John Chadwell.

Airport dog park closed indefinitely

Radar survey of area underway after a live bomb was unearthed and defused.

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The Anderson Homes team standing in front of Santana Ranch, a new subdivision just off Fairview Rd. in Hollister. Photo provided.

Anderson Homes Gives Back to local nonprofits

Four San Benito County nonprofits, including BenitoLink, will be part of Anderson Home community giving program.

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The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. Photo by John Chadwell.

Designs approved for 400 block buildings

Hollister mayor claims planning commissioners have conflicts of interest with project.

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