Data from the state department of water resources revealed the nearby San Luis Reservoir was at 80 percent of its total capacity and Hernandez Reservoir in San Benito County was about 40 percent full.
County supervisors are expected Feb. 7 to receive a report regarding the possibility of a $5 million shortfall on the jail-expansion project.
County supervisors Tuesday received an update on local flooding related to recent rainfall, with an emergency services official telling the board that both rain and a failing levee caused damage set to cost “millions” of dollars.
A state water board report on Hollister’s two summer sewage spills notes how the city potentially violated the federal Clean Water Act and 10 state violations.
County supervisors received a local flooding report Tuesday during a special meeting.
The City of San Juan Bautista in October 2016 received a Compliance Order citing a violation of California of Health and Safety Code issued by the State Water Resources Control Board. The order specifically forbids the city from adding new water-service connections to its potable water distribution system until proof of compliance has been met pursuant to the conditions cited in the violation letter.
A monument recently debuted at a regional Mission church honoring Native American ancestors, with roots in San Benito County, buried and then reburied in a mass grave.
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Hollister officials in recent months have talked about the annual motorcycle rally carrying a total cost of $180,000, but city records show a 2016 tab of just over $168,000, according to documents obtained by the Free Lance.
The eighth annual San Juan Bautista Ghost Walk is set for Oct. 28 and Oct. 29 in the Mission City.

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