While the hemp growing season is over, the signs on a fence along Comstock Road remain. Photos by Noe Magaña.


Supervisors put temporary moratorium on hemp cultivation

Residents and business owners complain about odor and security.

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Hollister City Council approves recreational cannabis ordinance

Allows sales starting July 3 to individuals over 21, home deliveries and other minor changes within city limits.

The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

Government / Politics

Former grand jury members speak out

Two supervisors leave for lunch before discussion begins.

The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Former grand jury members call for repeal

Ex-foreman and forewoman say a 2015 county ordinance obstructs investigations of county departments.

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San Benito County adopts cannabis ordinance for unincorporated areas

Financial discussion expected at next meeting.

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Sheriff’s Office airs public safety concerns over cannabis industry

Supervisors want Measure C to pay costs of managing compliance.

County management analyst Dulce Alonso was among three presenters to the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.


County cannabis ordinance goes to supervisors for approval

Residents voice concerns over odor and neighboring property value.

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San Juan Bautista City Council holds first reading of cannabis ordinance

City council members held a public hearing on a proposed cannabis ordinance. The implementation of the ordinance is contingent upon a citywide tax gaining voter approval in November.


Government / Politics

One step forward, two steps back as council delays medical marijuana ordinance again

As medical marijuana ordinance appeared headed for adoption it takes a detour for more rewrites before coming back at the Dec. 19 city council meeting


Business / Economy

Supervisors Pass Urgency Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

Legislative move, which can be extended after 45 days, is designed to stop new grows and limit plants to six per parcel

Business / Economy

Supervisors consider ordinance putting moratorium on marijuana grows

A frustrated Supervisor De La Cruz suggests moratorium, bringing back potential pot ordinance for further study


Second Reading of Medical Marijuana Ordinance at Monday Council Meeting

Councilman Karson Klauer has second reading of medical marijuana ordinance put on agenda for more discussion; mayor says it could trigger a council vote.

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Government / Politics

Hollister officials modify some downtown parking restrictions

New rules target alleyway, plus Fifth Street near county library

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Police / Fire

Hollister police clarify RV parking rules

Rule clarification designed to remove confusion over definition of active loading or unloading

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Government / Politics

Changes To San Juan Design Ordinance Introduced By City Council

Proposed Changes to City Design Ordinance