Herman Garcia pulling illegal traps out of the Pajaro River. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

Herman Garcia pushes for watershed restoration through two controversial projects

CHEER's efforts have cleared out tons of trash and enabled steelhead trout to return to the San Benito River after 75 years.

Volunteers spent several hours cleaning up a portion of the San Benito River on Saturday, Nov. 9. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Local groups clean portion of San Benito River

Graniterock employees, CHEER and volunteers remove a record 169 tires.

Dee Slykas (center) gets volunteered started on cleanup. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Housing / Land Use

Community cleans up San Benito River

Hollister residents, candidates, and businesses come together in volunteer effort.

Stacie McGrady, Nathanael Lierly and Jennifer Hersh unload trash from the river into a dumpster provided by RJR Recycling.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito River gets big help from its friends

A small group decides to face the accumulation of trash along the San Benito River head-on.

Supervisor Jerry Muenzer with a fallen down sign brought by resident Julio Salazar

Children and Youth

Supervisor Hears Neighborhood Concerns

Residents of Riverview Estates off Southside Road hope to hold a second meeting with the sheriff's office to address safety issues

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Police / Fire

Missing woman found deceased

Anita Manzo De Flores was reported missing on Thursday; her body was found near the San Benito River on Friday

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Police / Fire

San Benito River rise above flood stage prompts warnings

Flash flood watch continues in San Benito County, as the San Benito River rose above flood stage

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The San Benito River is flowing

A community member shares a recent photo from South County



A river finally runs through it

Gawkers marvel at water flowing in local waterways that have been mostly bone dry during much of the multi-year drought


Housing / Land Use

River advocates REACH for a parkway

R.E.A.C.H. does not advocate illegal entry into private properties within the San Benito River, but hopes segments will be negotiated, donated or purchased for public use that could link county high schools

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Government / Politics

Riverbed cleanup removes tons of illegally-dumped trash

Years of illegal dumping being cleared south of the Fourth Street bridge crossing of the San Benito River