Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: It’s time to rename all of 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should rename all of Highway 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway, and proposes the county start branding itself as "Home of Pinnacles National Park."

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Sam Farr to San Benito—Stay poor my friends

Marty Richman writes that San Benito County needs more revenue to support its residents; without it the county will just become a sleepy backwater and pocket of poverty.

Supervisor Anthony Botelho at a board retreat. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: An open letter to Sam Farr

Supervisor Anthony Botelho writes about Measure K and the Highway 101 nodes.

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.


Art & Culture

Local teen wins congressional district art contest

Makayla Magdaleno earned a $3,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington, D.C. for her artistic prowess. Another San Benito High School artist, Isabella Arreola, was awarded honorable mention in the contest

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Government / Politics

Farr joins sit-in on House floor to demand vote on gun legislation

Central Coast representative calls for assault weapons ban, background checks and passage of 'No Fly, No Buy' legislation

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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

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Government / Politics

Bill to reopen Clear Creek for recreational use earns committee approval

The legislation seeks to direct BLM to re-open the area in south San Benito County for public recreational use, including for off-road vehicles

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Government / Politics

Congressman Sam Farr won’t seek re-election after 23 years in office

12-term congressman will not seek re-election in 2016 and will retire in January 2017 at the end of his current term

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Business / Economy

Airport gets $5.8 million grant to repave runway

Funding from FAA will allow the airport to continue and finish a major runway renovation project

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Government / Politics

Congressman Farr to host town hall in Hollister

Sept. 1 meeting will give constituents a chance to ask questions of their Congressional representative

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Government / Politics

Farr lauds Barbara Boxer, who won’t seek reelection

Central Coast Congressman praises California Senator

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Government / Politics

Congressman Sam Farr weighs in on president’s immigration policy plans

Farr says Republicans' "unwillingness to govern" has forced president's hand


Hollister Municipal Airport gets $3.1M federal investment

FAA funding will fund repaving of portions of the local airport's runway

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Government / Politics

Farr-backed ‘Brand USA’ bill approved

Organization markets the U.S. as a travel destination