Joe Paul Gonzalez. Photo provided by the San Benito County Elections Office.

Government / Politics

About the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election

San Benito County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk Joe Paul Gonzalez writes that nothing will stop democracy in America, not raging fires, not even a global COVID-19 pandemic.


Government / Politics

Ridgemark HOA and county at odds over CSA monies being spent on roads

With more than $500k in Ridgemark CSA account, home owners want to use it to repair roads. At first, Supervisor Muenzer said they can't, but county is researching CSA to see if there are options to use money.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by John Chadwell

Children and Youth

Schools in the dark about budget shortfall

Three districts don’t know their account balances


Business / Economy

More than 370 county-issued checks remain un-cashed

Online tool allows locals to search for checks issued to them but un-cashed