Shawn Novack speaks with community members about the county's water emergency during the May 26 Green Business Committee meeting. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


Q&A: SBC water conservation manager discusses enforcement, fines

Shawn Novack also talks about the drought, the county’s water supply and recycled water.

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


SJB prepares to enforce Illegal fireworks

Three more security officers are budgeted for July 4 weekend.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

San Benito County agencies to enforce fireworks ordinances in all jurisdictions

County lists fire danger, residents with PTSD and pet response as areas of concern.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

San Benito County refining guidelines for COVID-19 penalties

Supervisors split over terms of ordinance.

City Well #1. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

BL Special Report: San Juan Bautista’s water problems reaching critical mass

City facing substantial fine for its continued inability to process large amounts of pollutants discharged into the Pajaro River, which then enter waterways that empty into Monterey Bay.

City Well #2. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan City Council receives 80-page water report

Councilman Cesar Flores says the city is facing $800,000 in penalties.


Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council Moves Toward Water Fee Changes

Councilmembers also heard a request for support of a planned low-power FM radio station