So captivated by the mushroom, Egyptian pharaohs considered the famous fungi food for royalty and decreed that no commoner should touch them. The Egyptians were not alone in their reverence for the mushroom. Various civilizations in history have placed...
California might be leaving one drought behind, but there’s another affecting San Benito County: labor shortage in agriculture.San Benito County Farm Bureau Board Member Richard Bianchi said the region has experienced a labor shortage for the last five to...
County Resource Management Agency Director Brent Barnes resigned Wednesday.“He announced his retirement at the Planning Commission meeting,” Supervisor Jerry Muenzer said. “I believe he’s pretty much retired now.”Supervisor Robert Rivas said he received a call from the County Administrative...
As June approaches the Chamber of Commerce wanted the public to know that they will no longer be hosting the Annual Saddle Horse Show Parade, typically held the Thursday night before the Rodeo. According to Juli Vieira, Chamber CEO,”...
Rain passed through the region this weekend, but didn’t devastate homes and roads like in months prior.Recent rainfall and flooding over the last couple months caused San Benito County to declare a local emergency for flooding in the areas...
Local deputies located lost hikers in the Clear Creek area over the weekend and helped rescue after a vehicle incident, according to a sheriff's office press release.The two people from San Francisco are ages 44 and 37, according to...
While Santa Cruz just dealt with an immigration raid, Hollister’s undocumented immigrants have been safe to this point.Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting immigration raids across the country. A raid took place in Santa Cruz on Feb. 13, but...
The owner of an engineering firm contracted by Hollister to work on the sewage system—which experienced two 2016 malfunctions resulting in spills—was arrested last week on accusations of felony conflict of interest charges. The owner, John Wallace, also has...
Despite a break between storms, the local pet shelter is overflowing with animals displaced by flooding.Recent rainfall brought chaos to the region in previous weeks, causing San Benito County to declare a local emergency due to flooding in the...
Council members received a report Monday on the city’s outdated sanitary sewer management plan, currently overdue for an update.The state water board issued Hollister a notice of violation this month for two separate 2016 wastewater spills that discharged into...

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