Labor rights icon Dolores Huerta, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2012, was in South County and San Benito County last week campaigning for her preferred candidate in the 30th District State Assembly race.On...
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 but necessary.“The failure of the Farm Bill on the House floor last week was due...
The state’s petroleum industry is spending $320,000 in the District 30 State Assembly race to defeat fundraising frontrunner Robert Rivas. The San Benito County supervisor hopes to succeed Anna Caballero, who is running for state senate this year and...
The Hollister City Council still awaits clearance from the State of California to ensure that a new growth management program adopted earlier this year will not conflict with rules set by the California Department of Housing and Community Development.To...
The U.S. Supreme Court justices Tuesday heard arguments in its first abortion-related case under President Trump, and “pregnancy centers” in Gilroy and Hollister were center stage.In a story that led nearly every major national news report on Tuesday, lawyers...
A statewide initiative to ask voters to change portions of three crime-related laws is picking up steam in Santa Clara County, and is soon expected to reach San Benito County.Over the last week and a half, both the Morgan...
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...

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When Clara Bisceglia Zanger inherited orchards along the Pacheco Valley in the 1940s, she encouraged her three sons—George, Joseph and Eugene—to use...

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EPA orders study of old mine site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today, Dec. 13, that it has reached a settlement with Buckhorn Inc., ordering the Ohio company...