Land Use

OPINION: It’s time for our community to become one

County supervisor says residents, elected officials and business owners need to collaborate and communicate for the betterment of the community

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The status of the drought and atmoshperic rivers

How atmospheric rivers ended the drought in California and how we need to manage our water supply

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Supes support Z-Best plans for Highway 25, with conditions

Officials want clear language in letter of support for Z-Best expansion to include its concerns that traffic mitigation be included along the commute route

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Sports park for Aromas

Sports park on the horizon for Aromas

Aromas committee may make deal with Driscoll’s for facility to be used by local soccer teams

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Environmentalists win, county loses revenues in solar project settlement

After years of legal maneuvers by environmental groups, the Panoche Valley Solar Project is reduced to one-third of original design as ConEdison plans to move much of the project to Southern California

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Improved water quality coming soon to West/Central Hollister

New treatment plant improves drinking water, helps preserve groundwater basin, protects against drought, and aids in meeting state water discharge requirements 

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ConEdison calls county's solar project reaction 'vitriolic, 'unfair'

After Board of Supervisors threatens to stop solar project and file a lawsuit, developer acknowledges tax allocation "difficulties," but says project will continue

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Supes demand cancellation of solar project, threaten litigation against ConEdison

After hearing the Panoche Valley Solar Project will not pay sales tax to the county, supervisors demand project be canceled and litigation initiated against ConEdison.

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Business Council hears city growth report, concerned about "misinformation" from social media

Development services director says new retail development on the Highway 25 bypass will also include a Black Angus, Chipotle and a sporting goods store

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County Chamber members meet at new hotel, hear bleak outlook for roads

Hollister and county officials discussed the future of roads. The news was not encouraging

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Earth home on Frazier Lake Road a rare sale for local agent

When Jason Noble got the listing for an unusual home, the first thing he had to do was figure out how much it was worth, then he had to find a cash buyer because Fannie Mae does not have financing guidelines for earth homes

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Bill to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area passes Congress

The legislation to open the 63,000-acre area and designate a wilderness area was unanimously approved and now heads to Senate

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Hollister mayor delivers more than 2,400 signed petitions in effort to reverse council's 400 Block decision

Registrar of Voters will confirm whether there are enough signatures to make the council reconsider its vote or put the matter before voters

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Hollister councilman asks experts to explain why city must sell 400 Block

Jim Gillio invited Hollister residents to special informational meeting concerning liquidation of the 400 Block and the history of housing growth

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Z-Best to double number of trucks, claims no impact on commuter traffic

If Santa Clara County approves Z-Best's application, truck traffic will double, but company says all traffic will be at night, causing no effect on daytime commuters on Highway 25

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County proceeds with $25 million jail expansion, state to pay $20 million

After discussing four options, the Board of Supervisors decides to move forward with a project that could begin in late August

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Pillsbury finds his Eden at former Pietra Santa

Mystery man behind Eden Rift winery shares his vision

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Motorcycle rally runs Friday through Sunday

San Benito County will be rumbling as thousands of motorcyclists descend upon the county for the 70th anniversary event

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Federal disaster loan deadline extended for flood victims

Deadline moved back to December for small businesses, nonprofits impacted by the winter storms

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Hollister City Council delays medical marijuana resolutions, again

Lack of a quorum forces delay of vote. Residents tread lightly in voicing concerns because of legal etiquette

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