With the Hollister City Council out on vacation in July, further developments in the development of a local cannabis industry have been stalled. When council members return, they likely will hear a request from former Hollister mayor and president of...
On every summer Wednesday until Sept. 26, the Hollister Downtown Association hosts its Certified Farmers Market on San Benito Street between Fourth and Seventh streets. With plenty of food trucks, farm fresh produce, music and a smattering of informational...
As local business leaders seek to attract more employers to San Benito County, the San Benito Business Council, along with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting, are hosting a free roundtable for small and medium-sized manufacturers next month.The free event,Thursday, June...
Last Friday Johnny’s Bar and Grill new owner Peter Lago was on the road to Gilroy to buy two new filing cabinets for his new bookkeeper. One of his cooks was in jail. His credit card machine was on...
The debate over the June 5 vote on Measure C—a tax on cannabis production outside of San Benito County’s two cities—unofficially kicked off Apr. 25 at the quarterly meeting of the Hollister Downtown Association.At the gathering at Paine's restaurant...
More than 150 volunteers took to the streets Saturday, April 21 to add some sparkle back to downtown Hollister, where the Hollister Downtown Business Association held a Spring Cleanup.Residents grabbed brooms, dustpans, garden gloves and shovels and worked up...
For new Morgan Hill neighborhoods, outlying ranches, or businesses where fiber-optic cable lines haven't yet reached, getting adequate high-speed internet may not only be frustrating, but it can hinder economic progress. To help bring internet services from these areas...
Mars Hill, the little coffee shop with a large living room—as they like to say—is in its 10th year, and aside from serving fresh roasted, good coffee, it appears that it's the place’s heart and soul that keeps the...
After five years of work, electricity consumers in San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties this month began receiving lower cost, “cleaner” electric power.The Monterey Bay Community Power agency began delivering power to business and commercial customers March 1....
It took some time, but the Roberts Ranch Subdivision, a project that will include 192-single family homes and 14 multiple-unit family homes was approved on Feb. 21 by the Hollister City Council.After four years of developmental wrangling with the...

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When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...