Land Use

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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Don Chapin Company workers on Southside Road. Photo by John Chadwell.

Southside Road re-opens between Blossom Lane and Tyler Trail

Work is expected to continue over the next few months and may require additional, temporary road closures.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Electric pole replacement on Highway 25 expected Sunday, September 30

Long delays expected to affect northbound traffic.

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Dee Slykas (center) gets volunteered started on cleanup. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Community cleans up San Benito River

Hollister residents, candidates, and businesses come together in volunteer effort.

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Lynn Hildon during the San Benito County Board of Supervisors special meeting Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Supervisors hold special session on landslides

Soil studies needed before corrective steps can be identified.

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Drone photo shows close proximity of Southside Road slides to ponds on hill. Photo by Jake Medina.

Southside Road remains closed

County stumped by cause of five landslides at Blossom Lane.

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Gates have been installed at Nash Road where it meets Monterey and West streets. The gates will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays once the bypass road is open south of campus. Photo provided by San Benito High School.

Nash Road closure questions answered

San Benito High School District is working with the City of Hollister and County of San Benito to improve the safety of students and others who cross Nash Road, while offering a bypass route south of campus.

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Voter-supported bond measures funded the construction of the Visual and Performing Arts and Academics building at San Benito High School. Photo provided.

San Benito High School's credit rating to save millions in bond measure interest

San Benito High School says it's low debt burden, fiscal solvency, and growing tax base is expected to lower borrowing costs and reduce property taxes related to the bonds for local residents and businesses by shortening the financing term.

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Conceptual design for McCarthy Park. Image provided by the City of Hollister.

Final design approved for McCarthy Park

$3.5 million project to include splash pad and climbing wall.

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Jeff Cattaneo describes the complex water system that brings water from Northern California to San Benito County. Photos by John Chadwell.

State grant moves new Pacheco Reservoir project forward

The $969-million dam and reservoir project will replace the facility to store more water for dry years, and is expected to help replenish aquifers and bring back fish populations.

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David McPherson with HdL gave a presentation to demonstrate many choices that go into designing a cannabis ordinance. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito County partners with HdL Companies to design cannabis ordinance

Consulting group says county could gain $2 million to $8 million in annual pot tax revenue.

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Map of Pacheco Resevoir expansion

Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project Awarded $485 Million State Grant

Grant allows San Benito County Water District and its partners to move forward with planning for critical water supply expansion.

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Luis Flores Sanchez has over 30 types of food he produces on his property. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Urban Agriculture: Locals find joy producing their own food

Urban agriculture spreads as people living within city limits raise chickens for eggs and grow multiple types of food for friends and family.

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Will Centoni demonstrating ranch style bronc riding. Centoni just returned from the 2018 College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY where he topped the nation in both Bull Riding and the Men’s All-Around. Photos by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito County Rodeo Traditions Ride On

Celebrating its 85th year, the San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo returned to Bolado Park June 22-24.

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RMA Director John Guertin has been accused of lying to CSA members and was grilled by Supervisor Mark Medina over a lack of services to CSA. Photos by John Chadwell.

CSAs at odds with county, threaten class-action lawsuit

As one CSA accuses county of incompetence and threatens law suit, Supervisor Mark Medina says county is taking CSA monies and not providing services neighborhoods have paid for.

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Traffic on Highway 25 to Hollister. Photo provided.

COG, local governments approve Transportation Safety and Investment Plan

The COG board will meet on July 19 and make a final decision as to whether or not to ask the San Benito County Board of Supervisors to place a transportation sales tax measure on the November 6 ballot.

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Business Council Executive Director Kristina Chavez-Wyatt said the project fit into the city's general plan perfectly. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council Repeals 400 Block Referendum

Once the state attorney general found that the referendum did not qualify to be on the November ballot, the way was cleared for the city to repeal it and move forward with the 400 block project.

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Kelly Mulville stands near sheep at Paicines Ranch in Paicines on June 14. Herbicide sprayed on weeds along Cienega Road in April by a San Benito County Public Works crew drifted onto the organic ranch. An investigation is underway. Photo by Tom Leyde.

Herbicide drift causes headache for organic farm

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and California Certified Organic Farmers are investigating the incident.

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Demolition of Andy Hardin Field is underway. It will be replaced by a new stadium that will be used by San Benito High School football, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams. Photo provided.

A busy summer of campus construction at San Benito High School

Superintendent thanks voters for support of Measures G and U, which are funding educational and athletic facility upgrades at San Benito High School.

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