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...
Outside Hollister below the majestic foothills that lead the way to Pinnacles National Park is Oils of Paicines, a small family-run business that produces award-winning, certified organic extra virgin olive oil.“Some of the olive trees are more than 50...
Being a farmer is not easy. Growers have to deal with the whims of mother nature, an unstable labor force, changing consumer tastes and market forces that are beyond their control. And in California, where land prices are high,...
San Benito County agriculture had a good year in 2016. Total commodity values for the county’s largest industry increased by nearly $7 million in gross sales over the year before, according to the San Benito County Agricultural Commissioner’s crop...
Members of the Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team (UNET) conducted a drug bust last Friday at an illegal cannabis cultivation operation on property owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).On September 15, members of UNET, California Department of Fish...
The new West Hills Water Treatment Plant is now operational and bringing higher-quality, better-tasting water to the west and central areas of Hollister.A grand opening event is planned to celebrate on Saturday, November 4 at 10 a.m.The treatment plant...
The pot leaf is a four-leaf clover for cannabis entrepreneurs who want to do business in Hollister.City policymakers Tuesday voted to hear numerous medical cannabis applicants at a future meeting in October and to direct city staff to...
The San Benito County Fair is coming to town and still accepting entries!The annual event will run from Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1.Online entries are mobile-friendly will be accepted until midnight on Friday, September 8. The entry...

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Growing up in farmworker housing in Paicines, California informed how newly elected state Assemblymember Robert Rivas ran his campaign for his District...