As California gets ready to issue business licenses for cannabis in the coming months, San Juan Bautista takes its first step towards allowing the new industry within city limits.The San Juan Bautista City Council and Planning Commission held a...
Jobs, jobs, jobs. That is what San Benito County leaders heard Tuesday as they adopted an economic development strategy that aims to create more local employment, fill industrial parks, attract new business to the region and train local workers...
With the new year fast approaching, Hollister will be a different place when it comes to the holy green.The Hollister City Council and other jurisdictions across California have taken steps to prepare for recreational cannabis, a new industry that...
Gilroy is about to get a new dog food company thanks to Hollister’s looser cannabis business laws.Green Tripe, which sells millions of dollars a year of raw dog food around the world, is leaving Hollister after more than a...
The new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony last with week the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce and Hollister Downtown Association.“I understand that their capacity has been full and we...
It’s not yet Thanksgiving, but volunteers and business owners in Hollister this week began preparing for holiday shoppers, decorating stores and stringing lights.Thirty trees donated by Bourdet's Christmas Trees are being decorated by local nonprofit groups, and will be...
Cannabis was on the Hollister City Council agenda yet again this week, and council members sprinted through the pot-related items faster than in previous marathon cannabis discussions.Seven medical cannabis facilities were approved on the council’s consent agenda, but council...
San Benito County supervisors changed their minds this week, and voted unanimously against giving themselves a 56-percent pay raise.The Board of Supervisors last month had given preliminary approval, on a 4-1 vote, to increase their salaries from $48,000 to...
Between June 2016—when the Hollister City Council entered into an exclusive negotiating agreement to sell the 400 block of San Benito Street—and its vote a year later to sell the property, the price jumped by 77 percent. Council members...
Before she moved into the new Buena Vista apartment complex in Hollister last month, Mary (who did not want to give her last name) lived with her two kids in one room at her parent’s house.“It was hard,” said...

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Sills thrilled with early acceptance to Stanford

San Benito High School senior Ian Sills recently huddled with his parents and three younger siblings in front of his computer screen...