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April 18, 2021

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Community Board: County sales tax idea rings true

All too often in San Benito County, local government leaders have tried to push property or parcel taxes to fund initiatives or deficits caused by irresponsible budgeting. An example was the Hollister School District’s failed 2011 attempt to pass a $96 parcel tax at the depths of its financial problems, with the special election costing local taxpayers close to $150,000.

Wartime pilot’s career had boost from carrots, bananas

The morning after the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, a 22-year-old Del Byler enlisted in the Army Air Corps.  

Science on the mind, but not always at the top

Alekzander Cress-Muro, 9, wants to be a paleontologist. The fourth grader at Tres Pinos School made apples, oranges and lemons into batteries last month using nails and copper wire. He hypothesized that apples would carry the most current and he used the scientific method to test his thoughts as part of his project for the San Benito County Science Fair.

Bill to relieve county ERAF debt passes committee

A bill from Assemblyman Luis Alejo and State Sen. Anthony Cannella to relieve San Benito County of $3.5 million in debt unanimously passed through an Assembly committee Wednesday, according to Alejo’s office.

Baseball rules in San Benito County

Note: This is part of the annual Pride section with Friday's edition of the Free Lance.

New executive joins YMCA staff

The YMCA of the Central Coast has hired a regional executive director for Santa Cruz and San Benito counties. Andy Weighill will oversee the San Benito and Watsonville YMCAs.

SBHS student’s artwork to hang in Farr’s office

San Benito High School student Nick De Hoyos took third place in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for his charcoal drawing, “Homeless in the Land of Prosperity.” His artwork will hang in Congressman Sam Farr's Salinas office for the year.

Roundup: Balers take Elite 8 title

After dispatching Monterey 51-30 earlier in the week, the Balers came back to claim the Elite 8 championship in Hollister on Saturday.

Hoops: Balers win ninth in a row

Through 20 games, the San Benito boys basketball team has proven to be the best team in the Monterey Bay League’s Gabilan Division. And in Hollister on Wednesday, the Balers showed exactly why.

Roundup: Balers run away from Salinas

For only the second time this year, the San Benito girls basketball team won consecutive league games, as the Balers dominated Salinas on Tuesday 46-25.