In conjunction with Arbor Week coming up March 7-14, third, fourth and fifth grade students throughout California are invited to participate in the California Arbor Week Poster Contest.
With the possible exception of clouds, few common sights in nature can inspire more awe than a tree. At 12,000 feet, in the dry desolation of the White Mountains, bristlecone pines grow that were 3,000 years old when Christ was born. The largest giant sequoia, the General Sherman tree in Sequoia National Park, weighs nearly 2,000 tons and is 104 feet around at the base. It grew from a seed the size of an oatmeal flake from a cone the size of a walnut.
Jazmine Parra and a friend were on their way to San Benito High School cheer practice one day last spring when her mother called and gave her the news – representatives for the Miss California Teen USA pageant wanted to meet her in Los Angeles to possibly get into the 2012 competition.
The California Chamber of Commerce released a list of new employment laws scheduled to take effect in 2012 or earlier that will have an impact on businesses in California. In addition to the new employment laws, an order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is also impacting businesses in California. By Jan. 31, 2012, most private-sector employers must begin displaying an 11-by-17-inch poster that provides information to their employees about unionizing and their right to strike.
San Benito is one of two counties in California listed as noncompliant with a state mandate to submit salary records for public perusal – and could face $5,000 in fines if it doesn't turn in the data in coming weeks. Two special districts in the county – the San Benito Resource Conservation District and the Tres Pinos Water District – also failed to file the documents.
A big-rig struck a man laying in the right northbound lane of U.S 101 north of Buena Vista Avenue early this morning.
A dozen Republican congressman have asked the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office to study California's controversial high-speed rail project, citing "questionable ridership and cost projections."
By Stan Rose
Police will be out in force for the next three weeks, looking
Nearly everyone recognizes the changing of the season when tree