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Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Thank you Supervisor Kosmicki

Aromas resident says Kosmicki's action as supervisors saved lives Christmas Eve.

County Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki and SBC Resource Management Agency interim Director Steve Loupe. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Aromas residents discuss road safety in town hall session

Focus put on modifications to ongoing projects.  

Anzar Fire on July 21, 2022. Photo by Fire Capt. Curtis Rhodes.

Police / Fire

Cal Fire responding to fire in Aromas

Fire is estimated to have burned 104 acres and is 100% contained.

San Juan School. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Juan and Aromas students return Jan. 10

District makes adjustments as it faces unknowns regarding student positivity rate and availability of substitute teachers.

Graniterock and Fireclay Tiles employees presenting check to Aromas School Principal Heather. Photo courtesy of Graniterock.


Aromas School receives record-breaking donation

Graniterock gift will go to sports programs.

JSM Organics grows organic produce and flowers. Photos courtesy of JSM Organics.


JSM Organics receives national grant

Aromas farm awarded $5,000 to support sustainable agriculture practices.

Aromas Community Grange. File photo.

Government / Politics

Aromas Progressive Action League plans panel discussion

Feb. 10 event to focus on local impact of November midterm election.

Small group breakout session at the Jan. 10 meeting of the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District Board of Trustees. Photo Carmel de Bertaut.

Schools & Education

New San Juan school board members speak with community

District discusses moving forward in 2019.

Photo provided.

Business / Economy

COMMUNITY OPINION: A citizen’s perspective on Measure G

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares thoughts on dealing with traffic and road issues.

English major and honors student Nicole Jensen, from San Juan Bautista, walked the center aisle at Gavilan College's graduation amid applauding faculty. Photos provided by Gavilan College.

Family and friends celebrate Gavilan College’s 98th commencement in large turnout

More than 3,000 people thronged Gavilan College's 2018 graduation to celebrate student success and ambition.

Parents and others are concerned about the way a new principal will be hired at Anzar High School in San Juan Bautista.

Government / Politics

Anzar High School principal to be replaced during next school year

The Aromas-San Juan Unified School District will hire a new principal at Anzar High School next school year, but the method of doing so has parents and teachers concerned.

Drew McAlister, center, president of the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District board of trustees, talks to those attending the State of the District meeting Wednesday night at San Juan School. At right is Superintendent Michele Huntoon. At left is trustee Jose Flores.

Parents, students, teachers hear state of Aromas-San Juan Unified School District report

The Aromas-San Juan Unified School district is in good shape, but there's plenty of room for improvement.

Maureen Cain, right, of the Aromas Progressive Action League, addresses the audience at a panel discussion the group hosted titled "Local Democracy Dies in Darkness." Three local journalists made up the panel. They are Mark Paxton, left, Julia Reynolds Martinez and Wayne Norton.


Veteran journalists weigh in on downsizing, loss of local newspapers

Panel of journalists decry downsizing, loss of daily newspapers but see promise in online news and call the world of news media the "Wild West".

Aromas Grange Hall

Aromas Progressive Action League to host Local Democracy Dies in Darkness

The Aromas Progressive Action League will be hosting a panel discussion on local journalism at 4 p.m. on Jan. 28

San Juan Bautista Strategic Planning Committee members listen to a presentation by Leslie Austin of APAL Climate Action Team

Business / Economy

APAL Climate  Action Team approaches San Juan Bautista on clean energy efforts

The committee will be making a recommendation to move forward with the project at the next city council meeting.