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...
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...

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