Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

SBC Sheriff’s Office confirms four deaths on Thanksgiving

Murder-suicide suspected in Ridgemark.

Nofiu Akano moved to the United States from Nigeria to pursue a career in golf. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

For the love of golf

Nofiu Akano moved from Nigeria to the U.S. to follow his passion.

Business / Economy

County takes steps toward managing CSAs

Agency names coordinator to oversee delivery of services.

Lynn Hildon during the San Benito County Board of Supervisors special meeting Aug. 28, 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Supervisors hold special session on landslides

Soil studies needed before corrective steps can be identified.

Drone photo shows close proximity of Southside Road slides to ponds on hill. Photo by Jake Medina.

Government / Politics

Southside Road remains closed

County stumped by cause of five landslides at Blossom Lane.

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Commercial project to break ground soon at Ridgemark

Commercial developer John Wynn continues to invest in county and plans to begin construction soon on 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space at Ridgemark.

A group of Girl Scouts get tennis lessons from Ridgemark Tennis Club members.

San Benito Lifestyle

Do It Yourself Tennis Club

Ridgemark Tennis Club membership was dwindling, but the group went out and did something about it. Now the club has doubled the members and had a good time doing it.

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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.

Eighteen firefighters brought fire under control in less than an hour. Photo and video by Steve Loos.

Police / Fire

Condominium total loss after Ridgemark fire, two residents slightly injured

Ridgemark fire destroys condominium as two are slightly injured. Eighteen firefighters bring fire under control in 40 minutes.

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Tame bobcat captured in Ridgemark

Rescue group is seeking information on the animal's history and who may have raised it

Ridgemark Hotel proposal

Business / Economy

Proposed Ridgemark development includes new commercial, residential construction

John Wynn, owner of Ridgemark Golf Club and Resort, proposes new commercial and residential development to the Ridgemark Homes Association

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Schools & Education

Gavilan trustees hope to hear from community at May meeting in Hollister

Timeline for proposed Hollister campus on Airline Highway is still under discussion

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Government / Politics

Public invited to weigh in on plans for Gavilan facility in San Benito County

Jan. 26 meeting in downtown Hollister will discuss proposals at former Leatherback site and land near Ridgemark

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Earthquake shakes Hollister Thursday night

Temblor felt throughout the area; no damage reported

Drought conditions have also affected Ridgemark.

Business / Economy

Legal questions remain after sale of Ridgemark

Golf course development is the latest acquisition of John Wynn, who has a history of buying downtrodden properties