After an early exit from the Central Coast Section playoffs last season, the San Benito High softball team finds itself in a familiar position—back in the championship game. The No. 15 seed Haybalers rolled to a 5-0 win over...
The always contentious issue of growth in San Benito County has prompted Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Supervisor Mark Medina to jointly host a community forum on growth May 1, at The Vault in Hollister at 7 pm."There are...
San Benito County Sheriff’s deputies used a combination of modern technology and good old-fashioned detective work to identify and arrest a man accused of the armed robbery of a Tres Piños store.About 2pm April 19, a man entered the...
The Free Lance was honored this month with two first-place awards in the 2017 California Journalism Awards contest of the California News Publishers Association.The Free Lance won first place in the Enterprise News category, for a series of news...
For new Morgan Hill neighborhoods, outlying ranches, or businesses where fiber-optic cable lines haven't yet reached, getting adequate high-speed internet may not only be frustrating, but it can hinder economic progress. To help bring internet services from these areas...
The annual Spring Schools Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 20, with a 4pm shotgun start at San Juan Oaks Golf Course.The tournament includes nine holes of fun and team golf in a scramble format, which is perfect...
San Benito High School senior Rolando Pablo Lorenzo was named as one of four area finalists for the “Every Student Succeeding” award program presented by the Association of California School Administrators.Lorenzo came to the United States on his own...
Schools throughout San Benito County have improved internet capabilites thanks to funds received through the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant.In the 2015-2016 school year, the state budgeted $50 million for network infrastructure improvement for schools and districts, which were selected...
Gavilan College has established a new Career Technical Information partnership with Chico State University to offer a “2+2” program for Gavilan business majors who want to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in Concrete Industry Management at Chico State.Students will complete...
The San Benito County Office of Education recently hosted its 20th annual Spelling Bee with the top two winners from two age categories (4th through 6th grade and 7th through 8th grade) advancing to the state competition.“It was a...

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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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Both supe races are November runoffs

Barely more than 25 percent of San Benito County voters took the time to cast ballots in the June 5 primary, but in the...