Construction workers on the roof of new housing units. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister council deadlocked over growth management plan

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez doesn’t want to be ‘bullied’ by Sacramento; Councilwoman Carol Lenoir warns ‘lawsuits are coming.’

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Business / Economy

Landowner sues Tres Pinos Water District and county, claims conflict of interest by board members

John Eade says his plans to develop a small plot of land in Tres Pinos has been stymied by a variety of officials

Carrie Schloss gives a presentation on the interactive tools now available on the Pajaro Compass website.


Pajaro Compass Network launches with community support

The Pajaro Compass Network launched this Thursday morning with a workshop aimed at connecting community members with like-minded peers and potential sources of funding. The PCN also debuted their new interactive web tools at the event.

Members of the community meet to discuss potential projects aimed at the conservation of the Pajaro River Watershed


Pajaro Compass Network to launch with community event June 23

The Pajaro Compass Network will involve community members in the conservation of the Pajaro River Watershed

Mary Paxton, program manager of Hollister's Development Services Dept., briefed council on Leatherback site.

Housing / Land Use

Fate of Leatherback property uncertain after Gavilan rejects site for ed center

City council set to bring back fate of Leatherback property for further discussion

Hall of Records, built in 1920, sits hidden from sight behind Recorder's office.

Housing / Land Use

Restoring the county’s past for future generations

Angela Curro is restoring and preserving records dating back to the 1800s

Oil Exec, Soaked ... artwork by Tommy Chargin


County officials confirm initiative allows conventional oil drilling

Facts offered by experts drain air out of rumor balloons floated by opponents


Government / Politics

LAND USE – What to do before you fill out that application

Explanation of local planning processes and advice on obtaining knowledge

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San Benito County in 2035: More People, Homes and Jobs

AMBAG Projections Show Tri-County Area Growing by More than 150,000 Residents



San Benito County General Plan 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Document will guide development in the county for next two decades, public input still welcomed

California Poppies in San Benito County by Don Smith

Art & Culture

County General Plan Open for Discussion

General Plan Comment Period Open until April


Sports & Recreation

General Plan Update Costs Inch Toward $1.4M

Supervisors Approve Additional $67,000 General Plan Update

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Government / Politics

San Benito County Focus of Statewide Conservation Initiative

South County residents are concerned about the program's effect on private ranch land