In the view of City Manager Bill Avera, the City of Hollister is “in good shape.”Avera reported on economic condition of the city at a recent San Benito County Chamber of Commerce lunch event billed as a “state of...
County voters may be asked to vote on several different tax measures in the June and November elections.The San Benito County Board of Supervisors this week began looking at tax ballot measures to fund regional road repairs, public safety,...
A shift from an at-large to a trustee area election system this year will determine three seats on the San Benito High School District Board of Trustees for the first time in November.For the current five-member board, the change...
If you have ever considered running for local office, now is your chance.Monday Feb. 12 kicked off the nomination period for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Primary Election. The nomination period ends on Friday, March 9, a date that...
San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas’ political campaign announced last week the endorsement of Equality California in the race for the 30th State Assembly District.“I am extremely proud to be endorsed by Equality California,” Rivas said. “I am dedicated...
San Benito County voters may be asked again this fall to vote on a countywide sales tax, a one-cent levy that would fund road repairs, maintenance and transportation projects.Voters rejected a sales tax measure in 2016.The Council of San...
The Hollister City Council unanimously voted Monday night to allow recreational cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and testing businesses to operate within city limits. Recreational, or adult-use, dispensaries and retail sales are still prohibited, but medical cannabis will be available...
A new state law is moving the date of the election of San Benito County’s Board of Education trustees from June to November, county election officials said this week.That means the new filing period for filing as a candidate...
Democratic state Assemblywoman Anna Caballero—a state Senate candidate this year—faced criticism last week after a California-based progressive advocacy group announced her inclusion in a “Hall of Shame.”Caballero received an “F” grade in the third annual “Courage Score” report card...
The California Democratic Party on Saturday gave a pre-endorsement to San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas at the Region 7 Pre-Endorsement Conference. The pre-endorsement comes just three weeks after Rivas officially launched his campaign for the 30th Assembly District, which...

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Old Pinnacles Trailhead

When one thinks of Pinnacles National Park, three special features come to mind: the park’s namesake rocky pinnacles, the unique talus caves, and the...

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Farm Bill stalls as Panetta cries foul

For Rep. Jimmy Panetta, whose 20th District includes some of the nation’s biggest farm producers, voting against the most recent Farm Bill was difficult...