Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by Wanda Guibert and taken by Heidi Balz.


Inaugural beer and wine stroll comes to San Juan Bautista

Event commemorates San Juan Bautista's 150th anniversary of incorporation as a city.

Master gardeners Dawn Avery and Elizabeth Burns demonstrated pruning and cleaning around roses at a Jan. 26, 2019 workshop in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle

Master gardeners host rose care workshop in SJB

Students get down and dirty at Plaza Hall.

Fran and Sean Fitzharris inside the Brewery Twenty Five taproom in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Frank Perez.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Francisco Beer Week coming to San Juan Bautista

Brewery Twenty Five participating in February event aimed at highlighting breweries across the Bay Area.

Happy Rooster in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista restaurant closes

The Happy Rooster in downtown serves last customers.

Mayor Jim West (left) Councilman Tony Boch (center) and Vice Mayor John Freeman. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista selects new wastewater treatment plant operator

City Council changes wastewater treatment plant operators and commits additional funds to sludge removal.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File Photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council purchases water well

New water source brought on to address system contamination. The council also discussed replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day.

Racing Time performing. Photo courtesy of Amalia Ellis

Local Hollister rock band to perform at Mission 10 Race

The band is made up of high school students who primarily write and perform their own music.

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Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Council Members Adopt Ordinance to Temporarily Ban Marijuana

The ordinance bans the sales, cultivation, and delivery of marijuana. City council members are currently working on a Cannabis Ordinance and will be holding a public hearing the draft on Dec. 6.

City council members at the Nov. 21 City Council Meeting

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council Members Address Brown Act Violations

Council members recounted the communication that led to the alleged Brown Act violations.

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Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Council Members Introduce Cannabis Ordinance Draft.

Drafted by Victor Gomez of Pinnacle Strategy, this is the first time members of the public had access to the ordinance.

San Juan City Council met Nov. 8 to continue last week's meeting, which was cancelled mid-meeting. Laura Romero photo

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista Council discusses last meeting’s sudden adjournment, Mayor attempts to remove Planning Commissioner

The Mayor's attempted removal of planning commissioner John Hopper causes confusion among audience members. The agenda item is set to be moved to a future meeting.

San Juan Bautista Strategic Planning Committee members listen to a presentation by Leslie Austin of APAL Climate Action Team

Business / Economy

APAL Climate  Action Team approaches San Juan Bautista on clean energy efforts

The committee will be making a recommendation to move forward with the project at the next city council meeting.

San Juan Bautista City Hall

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista City Council Hires Interim City Manager

The interim city manager will also help council members find and hire a permanent replacement.

File photo by Kyle Lawton shows aerial view of Mission San Juan Bautista

Government / Politics

San Juan OKs water conservation rules, youth commission

New regulation, public officials and financial authority arrive in the Mission City

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Children and Youth

5 days left to Apply! San Juan Bautista seeks youth commissioners

Applications being taken until April 10th - Apply now to become a member of San Juan Bautista's first Youth Commission