Pinnacles National Park—sometimes called “The secret gem of the Central Coast”—has towering rock formations that formed approximately 23 million years ago, historic structures from the first homesteaders, buildings constructed by the the Civilian Conservation Corps, and wildlife activities like the California Condor Recovery Program.
The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has ruled against a Hollister councilman’s complaint about the mayor—and allegations of a conflict—regarding the city’s consideration to sell the 400 block of San Benito Street for development.
The county is moving ahead in processing the proposed 206-home Roberts Ranch project off Fairview Road, but neighboring Cielo Vista development homeowners are continuing to put up a fight.
San Benito County taxpayers this summer might see reroofing, classroom renovations and air conditioner installations at local campuses.
Vendors and the market manager for the Hollister Downtown Certified Farmers’ Market have noticed foot traffic tends to decline each year at the end of summer. This year, however, the event organizer acknowledged a general decrease in overall traffic as well.
San Benito County supervisors on Tuesday approved the Del Webb project at San Juan Oaks featuring more than 1,000 homes aimed at active adults age 55 and over.
In December, San Juan Bautista-based organic food company Earthbound Farm was sold to WhiteWave Foods Co, based out of Denver, for $600 million. Earthbound, the largest private employer in San Benito County, launched in 1984 by Drew and Myra Goodman in Carmel Valley before the company was moved to San Juan Bautista in 1996. In early January, the company announced Kevin Yost, who previously worked at Saputo, Inc., a global food and beverage branding company, would take over for Charlie Sweat as president and CEO of the Earthbound division. Sweat had been CEO of Earthbound since 1999.
The following is the current lineup of events planned for the Hollister Rally motorcycle gathering in downtown Friday through Sunday:
Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Hollister has reopened with new ownership and is hosting promotional events to celebrate the change.
Council members put off adjusting timing of impact fees paid by the developers of a new hotel and new mixed-use project Monday after the city manager urged a delay so he could come back with broader programs potentially affecting other new businesses as well.

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