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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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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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The Solar PV shade structures (shown in blue) will be located in the North Parking Lot.

San Benito High School to implement energy efficiency program

The project, which includes new light fixtures, "smart" heating and cooling systems, and the installation of solar panels, is expected to save the district $13 million

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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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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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Cannery workers reach contract agreement, end strike

After eight-day walkout, union gets the $1-per-hour raise it sought, plus increases over the next two years

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Arrests down, fewer calls for service during rally weekend

619 calls for service on rally weekend was down from 753 last year; 86 citations issued matched three-year high

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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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Sweet Machine brings nostalgia to San Juan Bautista

San Jose family opened up shop for a soft opening last weekend at 304 3rd St.

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70th Hollister Independence Rally slowly revving up; big crowds anticipated over weekend

Annual downtown event starts off quietly, but promises to build over the weekend

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Opening day for the motorcycle rally

Rally hours end at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. San Benito Street to re-open Sunday night

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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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Cutting of the ribbon

Round Table Pizza celebrates remodeling

San Benito Chamber of Commerce helps the local restaurant celebrate its renovation with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Cannabis tourism coming to San Benito County?

OPINION: San Benito cannabis tourism industry is highly likely

San Benito County should embrace the advent of cannabis tourism, encouraging investments in the Hollister Airport with new hotels, restaurants, performing arts venues and regional tour operators

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Pacific Scientific cited, fined over $293K for repeated safety violations following employee injury

Cal/OSHA investigation followed serious injury to Pacific Scientific employee in December 2016

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OPINION: Solving the mysteries of the commute

Trying to nail down the updated economic and social impacts of commuting is a challenge

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UPDATED: San Benito Foods union rejects weekend contract offer, vows to continue strike Monday

Union cautioned to wait until after upcoming meeting, but members decide to walk out

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