Corina Gitmed of Off the Hook Essentials and Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Cafe. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Off the Hook Essentials specializes in fish and finishing salts

Vendors move from farmers markets to doorstep delivery.

Jeff Cattaneo describes the complex water system that brings water from Northern California to San Benito County. Photos by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

State grant moves new Pacheco Reservoir project forward

The $969-million dam and reservoir project will replace the facility to store more water for dry years, and is expected to help replenish aquifers and bring back fish populations.

San Benito County Water District Operations Manager Jeff Cattaneo said the county's aquifers are in good shape, but the state makes it hard to keep them that way. Photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

State water board to vote on changing water allocations

If passed, plan would reduce county’s share of surface water.