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February 7, 2023

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Hundreds join rally against Gilroy mining proposal

Hundreds of people rallied against a proposed mining project south of Gilroy in front of Santa Clara County government buildings on Sept. 10, at...

Developer scales back Sargent Mine plans 

In an effort to minimize impacts on wildlife and tribal resources, as well as to satisfy critics of the proposed Sargent Mine in southern...

Human rights commission opposes Sargent Mine

The Santa Clara County Human Rights Commission last week voted to help the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band protect its sacred ancestral lands—known as Juristac—from...

Land Trust acquires 540-acre property near SJB

This week, The Trust for Public Land announced its acquisition of the historic Nyland property in San Benito County. The 540-acre land is located...

Amah Mutsun Tribe seeks to stop Betabel Road development

San Benito County officials declined to stop contractors from working on the Betabel Road development off Highway 101, despite a recent demand from the...

Guest view: Amah Mutsun oppose building on Betabel land

For our tribe, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Betabel is much, much more than a vacant lot conveniently located by a Highway 101 offramp. Positioned at the confluence of the San Benito and Pajaro Rivers, where earthquake faults also meet, the Betabel area is a place of power where, for countless generations, our people came together for healing and renewal.

Local tribe reinforces opposition to Serra sainthood

The local Amah Mutsun tribe is reinforcing its opposition to the sainthood of Junipero Serra through a letter recently sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.

Sargent Ranch up for auction

Sargent Ranch, on 6,500 acres of pristine and undeveloped land just west of San Benito County, is up for public auction this month. 

Designs on Sargent Ranch?

More than a decade after Irenne Zwierlein – a Native American tribal member who previously inked plans with a major developer to build on roughly 6,000 acres of pristine property just south of Gilroy known as Sargent Ranch – forged documents in an attempt to prove herself the rightful leader of the local Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians, the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs made a move last week that left her rivals “absolutely blindsided.”

Pinnacles summer speaker series starts

The Pinnacles National Park Summer Speakers series starts Saturday with the “Hands of the Land” lecture at Soledad Library at 2 p.m.