Nearly 30 years after a massive earthquake destroyed a section of downtown Hollister, the future of the vacant 400 block of San Benito Street will be decided by the city’s electorate next November.On Monday, the Hollister City Council...
The City of Hollister and San Benito County recently passed resolutions in support of the immigration program referred to as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).“The immigration issue throughout the United States and locally in Hollister and San...
The new homeless services center is on track to open for operation on December 1.The shelter, meant to be a permanent replacement to the current Emergency Temporary Winter Shelter that operates from December to March, is now called the...
County employees rallied outside the San Benito County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to demand accountability as contract negotiations continue.The workers, represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 are looking for wage increases, county health care...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors Tuesday further delayed a decision to repair the damaged Pacheco Creek levee system to an October meeting.Rainfall during last winter’s storms overwhelmed the levee system, which runs across multiple private properties, and...
County officials gathered Monday at the San Benito County jail to break ground on a new $20 million expansion expected to be complete in 2019.“The money to construct these buildings comes about every 20 years, so when it comes...
The San Juan Bautista City Council held a first reading of a planned temporary cannabis ban last Tuesday.“This is a stop gap measure,” said Jim West, the city’s vice mayor at the September 19 meeting. “We’re working on a...
City leaders certified the petition to reconsider development of the vacant 400 block of San Benito Street on Monday. No decision was made on whether to take the issue to Hollister voters, leaving the future of the city-owned parcel...
The San Juan Bautista City Council Tuesday selected former Gilroy Interim City Manager Ed Tewes to serve as the city’s top administrator.“I was approached with the opportunity to help you and help the staff, and it’s clear there’s no...
State Senator Anthony Cannella is set to term out next year, potentially leaving the San Benito representative’s seat open to a familiar face: Monterey County Supervisor and former State Assemblyman Luis Alejo.Alejo announced this week that he intends to...

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Cooking at the San Benito Olive Festival

The fourth annual San Benito Olive Festival on Saturday showcased the very finest of this ancient crop.Just eight miles from Hollister at the San...