Teamsters Local Union No. 890 representative Jorge Valenzuela addresses the crowd in front of Hollister City Hall. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito Foods employees protest in front of Hollister City Hall

Company is negotiating with the city on water fees related to tomato cannery waste.

The Hollister Water Reclamation Facility was recognized with the Safety Plant of the Year Award by the Monterey Bay section of the California Water Environment Association for its commitment to ensuring the plant is operated safely for both employees and the community. (L to R, front): Adan Cervantes – Veolia, Adam Dominy - County of San Benito, Jeri Cramer – Veolia, Luis Vasquez, - Veolia, Brian DeMartini – Veolia; (back) Wilhelmina Coye - County of San Benito, Jose Rodriguez – Veolia. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Hollister Wastewater Plant recognized for safety

The award is part of an annual effort to recognize public water and wastewater facilities for outstanding performance.

San Juan Bautista City Council. From Left to Right: Councilman Chris Martorana, Councilman Dan De Vries, Mayor Jim West, Councilman Tony Boch and Vice Mayor John Freeman. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista City Council approves sludge removal contract

Because of cost, the city might have to settle for removing less than planned.