About 120 trucks make daily roundtrips from Gilroy to the Graniterock Southside Road quarry. Photo by Leslie David.

Housing / Land Use

Graniterock moving more than 300,000 cubic yards of dirt to Southside quarry

The company is infilling parts of the mined land as part of the reclamation project.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Justin Heckman and daughter McKenzie after finishing the 2019 River Run 5k on Aug. 24 at the Graniterock quarry in Tres Pinos. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Sports & Recreation

Graniterock River Run draws excitement to Tres Pinos

5k and one-mile fun runs take participants inside an active quarry.

Professors and teaching assistants introduce students to 8th grade algebra. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

Ten years of algebra excellence

Middle schoolers learn from professors and develop teamwork skills at weeklong Algebra Academy.

Graniterock's A.R. Wilson Quarry. Photo by Melissa Melton.

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County supervisors decided against the realignment of John Smith Road in favor of repairing the last half-mile section. Graniterock crews worked on repaving the road July 8. Photos by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Repaving begins on half-mile section of John Smith Road

Completion expected July 12.

Photo provided by Graniterock.

Sports & Recreation

Graniterock and YMCA to host River Run

5k and family fun run to take place in August.

Former city councilman Tony Boch tours the Mayor Jim West Memorial Park before the dedication. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan community dedicates park, book collection to late mayor Jim West

Gatherings highlight his public service.

Jim West (left) at a San Juan Bautista City Council meeting in October 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Coroner’s Office says SJB Mayor Jim West committed suicide

Shot himself fatally at workplace.

Max Castro works through an algebra problem during the last day of the program. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

San Benito County students take part in Graniterock algebra academy

Looking to get ahead of their peers, students attended the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The week-long program was led by regional university professors.

Solving algebra equations at Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy.

Schools & Education

San Benito eighth-graders rock algebra program at Graniterock

130 students from area schools took classes, participated in field trips and learned from university professors during the intense week

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Health

Wag N’ Walk a hit with runners, dogs

Fundraising event raised money for Pet Friends adoption center and raised awareness about animal rescue

Dr. Hongde Hu presents a lecture on exponents to academy students. Photo by Frank Perez.

Woolpert Algebra Academy Readies County’s Middle Schoolers for This Year and Beyond

As San Benito County’s seventh- and eighth-graders returned to their campuses recently for the start of the new school year, nearly 50 of them entered their math classes with a greater understanding of, and perhaps a greater appreciation for, algebra, thanks to the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy held at Graniterock’s corporate headquarters in Watsonville earlier this month.

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Business / Economy

Algebra Academy inspires students to succeed at math

Incoming eighth-graders from San Juan, Rancho, Aromas and Tres Pinos schools are slated to participate

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Health

Wag N’ Walk Saturday at Graniterock

Quarry, Pet Friends team up for event