Sitting in lawn chairs or on the back of pickup trucks, locals in San Juan Bautista came out on Friday for the annual bonfire and Christmas celebration where Santa Claus and his elves gave out gifts to excited children...
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...
For six months the City of San Juan Bautista has been under a public health warning about high nitrate levels in the city’s water system. Now it looks like it could be another six months before the problem is...
San Juan Bautista Mayor Chris Martorana this week tried and failed to remove city Planning Commission Chairman John Hopper from the planning body without cause.In its public discussion of the mayor’s proposal at a special meeting of the San...
A bi-annual tradition returns to Mission San Juan Bautista on Nov. 24 with the longest-running presentation of El Teatro Campesino, La Pastorela, a musical retelling of the trek of the shepherds to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.The Nov....
Locals raised nearly $6,000 for disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico last weekend at a San Juan Bautista fundraiser organized by El Teatro Campesino performer Noé Montoya and a committee of local community members.“There’s not enough words to...
Drama on the dais caused the San Juan Bautista City Council meeting on Tuesday to adjourn early as as one council member repeatedly asked for clarification on the same point to the consternation and bewilderment of those in the...
As the national news cycle moves on from the natural disasters that rocked Puerto Rico and Mexico, local residents are coming together to raise funds for impacted residents.On Saturday, Oct. 28, San Juan Bautista locals will hold a...
Anzar High School in San Juan Bautista is offering an evening woodshop class to community members through the end of November thanks to support from the Community Foundation for San Benito County.Instructor Dan Faurot-Daniels invites community members 14 and...
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...

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Joe Paul was the one who answered the door. He was only 11 at the time, out of school for the summer,...