Fireworks stand at Windmill Market in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

Citing fire hazards, county set to ban all fireworks in unincorporated areas

Supervisors will later examine creation of special zones for milder pyrotechnics for fundraisers and July 4 celebrations.

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Children and Youth

Residents discuss how Hollister should handle flavored tobacco

At town hall, parent says youth aren’t just buying it in local stores; they’re also buying it online.

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Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista looks to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas

City Council aims to update existing ordinance at future meeting.

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Tobacco sales ban in pharmacies formally approved

Hollister City Council votes 4-1 to cease the issuance or re-issuance of tobacco retail licenses, which eventually will snuff out tobacco products in Hollister pharmacies

File photo demonstrates ripple effect, courtesy of Flickr user Rob Ellis.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista tells residents water is once again safe to drink

City tells residents that state lifted local ban of potable water use in December

photo of San Benito Rising at Pinnacles National Park

Government / Politics

Why I Think the City Of San Juan Should Ban Fracking

City of San Juan Bautista Considers Ban on Fracking