Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.


COVID-19 vaccines available to veterans at Marina VA clinic

Central Coast veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for inoculation as soon as Feb. 13.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta selected to serve as Chief Deputy Whip in 117th Congress

Panetta will serve on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which recommends committee assignments to the Democratic Caucus and helps shape the House policy agenda.

Jimmy Panetta and Jeff Gorman.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for California’s 20th congressional district

Challenger Jeff Gorman has raised close to $50K, while incumbent Jimmy Panetta is over $1.3 million.

California Congressional District 20 encompasses all of San Benito and Monterey counties, and portions of Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. Map courtesy of public domain.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2020: California 20th Congressional District

Two challenge incumbent Jimmy Panetta for a seat in the House of Representatives.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.


Congressman Jimmy Panetta to speak at San Benito Health Foundation ceremony

Changes to the facility include solar panels, LED lights and an ethanol-fueled generator.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta answered several questions from the public after giving a legislative update during an April 13 town hall in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Immigration debate heats up weekend town hall

Congressman Jimmy Panetta responds to a resident’s call for a border wall.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area

Clear Creek was closed to the public in 2008 due to potential risk by naturally occurring asbestos.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (third from left) with his family in Washington D.C. Photo provided by the Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta.

Government / Politics

Congressman Jimmy Panetta takes oath of office

Second term representing San Benito County in Washington D.C.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.


Congressman Panetta on passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation passed Dec. 12 regulates federal farm programs and nutrition assistance. It includes provisions that Congressman Panetta advocated for.

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Government / Politics

Election 2018: California 20th Congressional District

Incumbent Jimmy Panetta faces off against Ronald Paul Kabat in the November race.

Jimmy Panetta visiting students at San Benito High School. Benitolink file photo

Business / Economy

San Benito County received $3.4 million out of $76.9 million in federal grants for Central Coast in 2017

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced over $76.9 million in federal grants for Central Coast counties, out of which San Benito County received just $3.4 million.

Housing / Land Use

Opening of Clear Creek remains distant possibility

The congressional bill to reopen Clear Creek Management Area after being closed nearly 10 years still has a year before having to be resubmitted.

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Government / Politics

First General Election “Use Your Voice” Forum Thursday

Listen to the candidates and form your own opinion tonight at Hollister City Hall


Children and Youth

Congressional candidate Panetta speaks to summer school students

Government students -- many the children of migrant workers -- hear from and question Democratic candidate

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Government / Politics

Farr endorses Jimmy Panetta for congressional seat

Outgoing congressman endorses the son of his predecessor to be Central Coast representative