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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.
The morning after the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941, a 22-year-old Del Byler enlisted in the Army Air Corps.
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.
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.
Note: This is part of the annual Pride section with Friday's edition of the Free Lance.
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.
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.
After dispatching Monterey 51-30 earlier in the week, the Balers came back to claim the Elite 8 championship in Hollister on Saturday.
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.
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.