Early this month, Mike and Mary Howard were busy making their usual plans for Valentine’s Day: preparing special menu items for more than 150 neighbors and friends at their Inn at Tres Piño restaurant.It may not seem romantic, but...
Early this month, Mike and Mary Howard were busy making their usual plans for Valentine’s Day: preparing special menu items for more than 150 neighbors and friends at their Inn at Tres Pinos restaurant.It may not seem romantic, but...
Eight days after unveiling his plans for a new Farm Bill in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue headed to California to help sell the plan to farmers in the nation’s biggest agricultural state.His whirlwind visit was to...
This may be great weather for weekend fun, but a continued lack of rainfall has state and federal officials worried about a return of drought conditions, after two wet winters.It hasn’t rained a drop here for more than a...
With the new year fast approaching, Hollister will be a different place when it comes to the holy green.The Hollister City Council and other jurisdictions across California have taken steps to prepare for recreational cannabis, a new industry that...
Cannabis was on the Hollister City Council agenda yet again this week, and council members sprinted through the pot-related items faster than in previous marathon cannabis discussions.Seven medical cannabis facilities were approved on the council’s consent agenda, but council...
Squirrels rejoice!It's a bumper crop of acorns this year and besides the delight of these fuzzy, tree climbing varmints, the good news is that they do not harm lawns and have little impact except for the nuisance of cleaning...
Residents impacted by flooding near Lovers Lane last winter will get their levees repaired.The San Benito County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously voted to repair the Pacheco Creek levee system damaged by last winter’s storms. Supervisor Anthony...
The Hollister City Council on Monday selected Monterey Bay Alternative Medicine to take the city’s second, and last, medical cannabis dispensary slot.“It was an arduous application process, but we’re very happy we were chosen,” said Bob Blodgett in...
Celebrating local harvest and culinary delights, the Fourth Annual San Benito Olive Festival will take place on Saturday, October 14 at the San Benito County Historical Park, a once working ranch, located just eight miles south of Hollister. The...

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South County’s Cain Velasquez gets Hall of Fame nod

Before he became a UFC heavyweight world champion, Cain Velasquez was mastering his craft in NCAA wrestling matches at Arizona State University, where he...

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Black develops into force in the middle

Roxanne Black has come a long way since her youth playing soccer days. A junior middle blocker on the San Benito High...