The Hollister Planning Commission on Aug. 22 postponed its decision on two large cannabis growing operations at the request of the applicants. Felipe Nine, LLC is seeking approval to construct 220,000 square feet of...
Interest is high in the first dispensary to open in Hollister city limits. Genesis Marketplace opened four weeks ago at 1802 Shelton Drive, and on a recent Thursday morning, a steady flow of customers...
The San Benito Health Foundation celebrated the completion of an 18-month renovation project of its Community Health Center Aug. 14 with an open house that drew more than 100 community members, politicians and others to the Hollister...
The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow commercial hemp in the U.S. for the first time in half a century, but fewer than half of California’s counties allow the crop. San Benito is one of...
San Benito Bene, 615-B San Benito St. in Hollister, is celebrating its eight-year anniversary on Saturday, July 27 from 11am-2pm. San Benito Bene, owned by Kathina Szeto, offers a variety of local products such...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal July 23 that will transform a former turkey farm and equestrian facility into a hemp processor. San Jose-based Pacific Bay Capital Group plans to...
Certified California Green Businesses in San Benito County were recognized during a mixer on July 17. The recently-certified businesses are: Jayleaf LLC Suprema LLC Fisher’s Restaurant Lolla Body Mechanics Massage...
Worth Saving Mercantile & Thrift Store celebrated its grand opening in downtown Hollister on July 10. The store, located at 101 Fifth St., opened in the former Pat’s Place, which closed in early 2018....
Blenheim apricots, when compared to a typical variety, have a tangy-sweet taste that stands above all others. But the sweet, delicate fruit is disappearing, and has made it to Slow Food USA’s Endangered Foods...
Santa Cruz’s Good Times has purchased the 151-year-old Watsonville Register-Pajaronian and its companion publication Aptos Life from News Media Corp. of Rochelle, Illinois. Good Times is an affiliate of New SV Media, which publishes...

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Time to plan is now

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The ground shook and buildings fell

Nearly 30 years ago, on Oct. 17, 1989, the Masonic Temple clock tower in Hollister was frozen at 5:04 pm, the exact...