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...
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors took steps Tuesday to begin new energy conservation measures at county buildings, including potentially constructing solar panels.County leaders listened to a presentation by ENGIE Services US, the North American branch of an...
Current Monterey County Supervisor and former Watsonville Mayor Luis Alejo announced Monday his decision not to run for State Senate. Instead, Alejo has decided to focus on the pressing needs facing Monterey County.“Over the last year, I have really...
The Hollister City Council held a first reading of a proposed growth management program Tuesday that could cap the construction of single-family residential housing to 244 units annually.Affordable housing, senior housing, secondary or accessory units, special needs housing, and...
The Hollister City Council chose Tuesday night not to revisit a former medical cannabis business applicant after the owner asked for another chance. Additionally, two appeal hearings for California Finest and LLXP Corporation were pushed to the next council...
San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas has officially announced that he is entering the contest for the 30th District seat in the California Assembly, which includes the Salinas Valley and Big Sur, San Benito County, Watsonville, Gilroy and Morgan...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta released a statement Sunday in response to the Department of Homeland Security Citizenship and Immigration Services’ compliance with a federal court order to reopen application renewals for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.“While this...

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Color blast in Hollister

The streets of Hollister were alive with blooms of color Saturday, July 28, when more than 400 participants gathered for the first Hollister Wild...

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New multi-use facility opens

San Benito High School’s new physical education and athletic multi-use field was officially dedicated with a Sept. 10 ribbon-cutting ceremony prior to...

Medieval Faire returns