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...
Calling their existing medical cannabis policy a mess, county legislators Tuesday decided to defer a vote on proposed rules for cultivation and manufacturing operations to November. “I personally have developed major reservations about moving forward with this medical marijuana ordinance...
Cannabis was not on the agenda for the Hollister City Council meeting Monday, but that did not stop three dispensary applicants from requesting reconsideration. Last week, the city leaders approved just one—out of two—possible medical cannabis dispensaries. Purple Cross Rx...
Senator Bill Monning and co-authors of Senate Bill 623, the Safe and Affordable Drinking Water legislation, announced Wednesday a bipartisan agreement between the agricultural community and environmental justice organizations that makes short and long term drinking water solutions available...
The Hollister City Council approved local medical cannabis business Purple Cross Rx to move forward in the dispensary permit process after a testy face-off between council members and Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. After hearing presentations from six medical cannabis dispensary...
Thousands of Hollister residents can look forward to receiving better quality drinking water when the West Hills Water Treatment Plant goes into operation at the end of the month. Located off Union Road by the San Justo Reservoir, the...
While last winter’s storms brought much needed water to the parched state, in San Benito County the local reservoirs - San Justo, Hernandez and San Luis - are a mixed bag. As of Monday, San Luis Reservoir was at...
Well known in the region for the massive corn maze they thrill families with each Halloween, Swank Farms in Hollister has another show-stopping crop this summer, their delicious heirloom tomatoes that are stealing the scene at regional farmer’s markets...
The fourth annual San Benito Olive Festival is set to take place Saturday, October 14 at the scenic Brigantino Park in Hollister. Attendees can get into the spirit of celebrating the local harvest, culinary delights, artisans and community at the...

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Certified California Green Businesses in San Benito County were recognized during a mixer on July 17. The recently-certified businesses...

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