Artists Yanoe x Zoueh: (left) Ryan Safarti and Eric Skotnes. Photo by John Troxell.

News Release

Arts Council announces artists selected for two public art projects

California based, international artists have been selected to install two public art projects in San Benito County as part of the Clean California.

Start of construction on HWY 156. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Construction begins on the two-lane expansion of Hwy 156

Caltrans says most of the work will be done away from the existing road.

Frankie and Tish Munster. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito History

The Munsters search for spirits in San Juan Bautista

Exploring town legends and history, ghost hunters leave with ‘significant results.’

Settling Pond at the San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

SJB reaches a settlement with the Regional Water Quality Control Board

The settlement includes relief for some of the fines and a suspension of future fines and penalties until the force-main project is build.

Photo by Robert Eliason.

News Release

SJB’s wastewater project receives $3 million from state

The federal budget also allocated $1 million to the project.

Michael Groves (left) presenting maps. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Initial SJB sphere of influence maps appear to minimize public input in favor of housing

Areas mostly south of 506-acre San Juan Bautista were identified for 530-629 acres of new development.

Jim Dassel presenting a map. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista holds five public meetings to discuss growth

Community engagement to create a plan will continue through September.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.

Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

News Release

Earth Day event planned in San Juan Bautista

Event includes environmental education, recycling programs, awards, and fun, interactive activities for all ages.

First Street Roundabout. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Juan Bautista roundabout on First Street near completion

The city is also looking for ways to decrease truck traffic through town.

Deputy Ryan Miller. Photo courtesy of the San Benito County Sheriff's Department.

News Release

San Juan Bautista gets dedicated deputy sheriff

Deputy Ryan Miller will work 40 hours a week and begun duty in April.

Mary Morales and Rick. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

As her dream project breaks ground, Mary Morales leaves the town she loves

San Juan Bautista resident and her husband were involved with the city for nearly 30 years.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Public meetings for the week of March 7

San Benito County, Hollister and San Juan Bautista scheduled to meet this week.

Highway 25 between East Street and Tres Pinos Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Two San Benito County areas among state highway beautification projects

Caltrans gives $312 million to improve 126 public spaces across California.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Public meetings for the week of Feb. 28

Seven public agencies set to meet.