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A civil lesson in battles, history

The San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos saw an influx of visitors this past weekend as it hosted Civil War Days. The annual event brought in reenactors who dressed and acted the part of Union and Confederate soldiers as well as towns people.

Briefs: Camera Club meets, after school program openings and more

Hollister Camera Club meets Sept. 25

Help design the regional park

San Benito County residents are invited to a public workshop on proposed regional park and the portion of the river parkway that will connect with it Thursday, at 6 p.m., at the Hollister Community Center, 300 West St., in Hollister.

Cabral named Cattlewoman of the Year

Charlotte Cabral was named Cattlewoman of the Year by the San Benito Cattlewomen on Aug. 18.

Praise given for curfew law changes

The San Benito County Gang Prevention Policy Committee members spent some time at their meeting last Wednesday to thank the three jurisdictions that approved daytime and nighttime curfews that will allow across the board enforcement in Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

Ag values were up in 2011, but is 2012 less rosy?

San Benito County maintained its reputation as a bastion of agriculture again in 2011 when the value of local crops and livestock increased by $8 million over numbers from 2010.

Editorial: Hollister officials play musical chairs with events

If Hollister council members are serious about reviving the city's signature event and a lucrative economic opportunity - the biker rally - then moving the air show to a July 4 weekend is logistically illogical and would confuse marketing efforts for both events.

Corps of Engineers to hold scoping meetings on solar project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to hold scoping meetings for the Panoche Valley Solar Project and the preparation of an environmental impact statement.

Pinnacles National Park bill approved in House; moves to Senate

The House of Representatives today passed Congressman Sam Farr’s (D-Carmel) bill to elevate the 26,000 acres of Pinnacles National Monument to a National Park. The bipartisan bill, H.R. 3641, the Pinnacles National Park Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), recognizes and preserves the diverse ecosystems, geology and cultural history of the area by conferring National Park status. Additionally, the bill renames the Pinnacles Wilderness as the Hain Wilderness.

Farr calls bill to rename Pinnacles as national park ‘non-controversial’

If John Muir were still alive, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns surmised the pioneering environmentalist would argue that Pinnacles National Monument is a “grand geological library” that deserves the same level of recognition as the country’s most renowned parks.