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...
Hollister Police Chief David Westrick is expected to attend the FBI National Academy in January 2018.City Manager Bill Avera nominated Police Chief David Westrick in April 2016 to attend the FBI National Academy. Westrick will begin class January 8,...
While there aren’t any fires burning in San Benito County, large areas of the state are currently ablaze.“We have six active fires going on right now in Southern California, the largest one is the Thomas Fire at 141,000 acres,”...
Congressman Jimmy Panetta fielded questions Monday from students at Hollister’s Seventh-Day Adventist Christian School on topics that included education, the death penalty, the legislative process and local agriculture.“I believe that your teachers are fundamental to your education,” Panetta told...
The City of Hollister and San Benito County recently passed resolutions in support of the immigration program referred to as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).“The immigration issue throughout the United States and locally in Hollister and San...
Public health officials warn of an increase in hepatitis A cases throughout California. While San Benito County has no confirmed cases of the disease, county public health officials want residents to know how to prevent infection.Hepatitis A can...
State Senator Anthony Cannella is set to term out next year, potentially leaving the San Benito representative’s seat open to a familiar face: Monterey County Supervisor and former State Assemblyman Luis Alejo.Alejo announced this week that he intends to...
The West Nile virus has been detected in San Benito County.“In San Benito County we just received confirmation that one sentinel chicken tested positive for the West Nile virus,” San Benito County Agricultural Commissioner Karen Overstreet said in a...
Homelessness, the armed forces and drug policy were some of the items discussed at a town hall meeting Tuesday with Jimmy Panetta, the Democratic representative for the 20th congressional district.Panetta was introduced to the packed room at the county...

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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...