Agriculture

30th State Assembly District receives $400,000 for soils projects

“The Healthy Soils Program does tremendous work to support farmers and ranchers in developing environmentally friendly farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the health of our soil,” Rivas said.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Local Politics

San Juan Bautista considers raise for employees

At budget workshop interim city manager recommends 3%, while others seek 5%.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Land Use

Bureau of Land Management to conduct prescribed burn near Clear Creek on June 11

Smoke may be visible to nearby rural landowners. Updated information will be provided on BLM California social media sites using #RxBurn.

The start of the de Anza trail in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Land Use

Pinnacles Gateway Partners welcome de Anza Trail superintendent

Naomi Torres discusses the historic route that passes through San Juan Bautista.

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Gustavo, Alejandra and Gustavo in the downtown Hollister restaurant La Catrina. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business

Restaurant by day, cookie business by night

Thanks to its success, La Jerezana cookie production is moving out of La Catrina restaurant.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said he may possibly sue because of the council's decision against his appeal. Photos by John Chadwell.

Land Use

400 Block appeal fails

Hollister mayor says he’ll “most likely” sue.

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Paul Stephens, senior development partner at Hawkins Companies, said the buildings will continue to go up, but the parking lot can't be completed until PG&E finishes with electrical and gas installation.

Our Economy

PG&E problems will delay opening of Hollister shopping center

Aspen Dental, Smashburger, Hokulia Shave Ice and more are affected.

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Land Use

Dreams of the 400 Block circa 1992

Magazine brings readers back to a time of excitement about redevelopment projects in Hollister.

Photo by Heather Graham.

Agriculture

Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

The move returns food company from French multinational Danone to Central Coast roots.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Kollin Kosmicki announces bid for District 2 supervisor

Longtime local journalist launches campaign, says he's ready to lead.

Education

Pinnacles National Park seeks trails intern

Come intern at Pinnacles National Park and get paid to spend time in a beautiful setting while contributing to your community! The application period for this opportunity closes May 31. This article was contributed by Pinnacles National Park. Pinnacles National Park is seeking an individual to help improve trail conditions as an American Conservation Experience intern.

Photo courtesy of Census website.

News

What to know about the 2020 Census

Community Foundation received $30,000 grant to be used to help reach difficult to count populations.

Memorial Weekend BBQ

Date/Time May 26, 2019 to 01:00 PM Description Benefit for Preserve Our Rural Communities (PORC). Menu: mesquite BBQ, grilled portobello mushrooms, organic garden salad, southern potato salad, savory pinto beans, sourdough garlic bread, homemade brownies, cookies and lemon squares, local wine or craft beer, herbal ice tea (Aromas blend). Cost: $35 per person, $15 per

The 400 block of San Benito Street. Photos by John Chadwell.

400 block appeal hearing delayed

Several locals voice frustration with rescheduling to June 3.

Prescribed Fire Workshop in San Benito County

Learn about and support local prescribed fire efforts by coming to UCCE's fire workshop on June 5 and 6.