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Assemblywoman Anna Cabellero. File photo.

Bill led by Caballero extends migrant workers’ housing rights

Eliminates 50-mile radius and six-month stay rule.

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Hollister City Hall. File Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council receives preliminary job growth plan

Business committee member says current rate—1 percent—is “completely unacceptable.”

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Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. Photo provided.

COMMUNITY OPINION: Tax Payers Under Attack

Resident Noreen Martin writes that tax costs add up for residents living on fixed income.

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The Z-Best facility project is expected to increase truck traffic on Highway 25. (Photo by John Chadwell)

Public Meeting on Proposed Expansion at Z-Best Site to be Held in Gilroy

A public meeting about a new project at Z-Best has been scheduled in the evening at Gilroy Library October 30. Z-Best is a recycling facility on Highway 25, just west of the San Benito County line.

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Health Care Districts 2 & 4. Left to right: Josie Sanchez, Ross Blasingame, Frank Barragan, Donn Winn, Mary Casillas and Jason Noble.  Photo by Blaire Strohn

Oct.18 Forum Informal Survey Results

BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau and Youth Alliance host nonpartisan forum and take exit survey from those who attended.

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About 150 people came to hear candidates speak at the Election Forum Oct. 11 at San Benito High School Auditorium.

Oct. 11 Forum Informal Survey results and schedule for Oct. 18 Forum

BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau and Youth Alliance host nonpartisan forum.

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Business organizations to host "Meet the Candidates" Reception

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of the Central Coast are collaborating to host a reception October 18 for the business community to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.

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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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2018 Election Forums coming Oct. 11 and Oct. 18

Our Election Forums are just around the corner! The free Forums will be held at San Benito High School Auditorium. Youth Alliance is joining BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau as hosts, offering English to Spanish translation and childcare.

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Monterey Bay Community Power pays off startup loan ahead of schedule

MBCP currently serves 97 percent of the eligible customer base across 16 cities and three counties.

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City Manager Bill Avera showing a sample of how the streets are being treated through the recent road improvements. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Hollister City Council opposes state Prop 6

Passage could halt some local traffic improvement projects.

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The job and resource fair was created to help employers and employees find one another. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Job fair connects local employers and residents

Over 60 percent of workers commute outside San Benito County.

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The annual wine and food tasting event held by Gablian Chapter Kinship Center. Photo provided.

Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center Celebrates 62nd Wine & Food Tasting

Fundraiser supports scholarships to college-bound foster and adopted youth.

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Teknova workers weighing out chemicals. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Teknova targets local students as internship program expands

Biotech company aims to hire five to 10 interns each summer.

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Joint BenitoLink and Farm Bureau Election Forums to be held in October

Two free, public forums are scheduled for Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 in Hollister.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: 100 Million Good Reasons to Oppose the Gavilan Bond

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” – English proverb

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Management Analyst Dolce Alonso went over the various options for supervisors, explaining how much money would be collected for each. Photo by John Chadwell.

Supervisors agree to place business license tax on Nov. 6 ballot

If voters pass the new business license tax in November, it is expected to raise $453,600 annually.

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Monterey Bay Community Power strikes major renewable energy deal during first year of operation

Community choice energy agency makes long-term wind energy investment.

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COG Executive Director Mary Gilbert told leaders at city council and county supervisor meetings the sales tax would raise $16 million a year. Photos by John Chadwell.

One-percent sales tax for road improvement to be on Nov. 6 ballot

Expected to raise hundreds of millions to fund local roads and widening Highway 25.

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