Apple grower Anthony Botelho stands with hundreds of the more than 7,000 fruit bins he uses to cart apples from his orchard off Flint Road in San Juan Bautista. When the plywood bins can no longer be repaired, orchardists historically have burned them. Botelho is Chair of the San Benito County Board of Supervisors. Photo by Jack Foley

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County Supervisor targeted in illegal burn probe

Anthony Botelho says it’s all a misunderstanding, but air pollution officials say he has done it before...