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June 24, 2022

San Juan privatizes public works

San Juan Bautista's public works has gone private.

Sotelo, Curro slated to win supervisor seats

Unofficial June 7 election results show that two San Benito County Supervisor candidates—Mindy Sotelo in District 3 and Angela Curro in District 4—as well as Sheriff Eric Taylor have secured enough votes to win their contests outright and avoid a runoff.  And the county is...

Sunnyslope to build new treatment plant

The Sunnyslope County Water District's board of directors voted

Top SBC officials get pay raise

Department heads in San Benito County government will find a

State Senate OKs prison reform; Assembly next

The California state Senate narrowly agreed Thursday to make

SBHS teachers form group to support Measure J

Perhaps the most recent turn of events in a countywide fracking debate that involves ranchers, politicians and businessmen is that the teachers are taking sides.

Meeting Preview: Council to weigh motorcycle rally contract Tuesday

Hollister City Council members are set to meet Tuesday and will weigh an approval for the agreement with Worldwide Dynamics as manager of a 2013 motorcycle rally.

Police, DA investigating texts to council member as harassment, homophobic slurs

Hollister police are investigating what Mayor Ignacio Velazquez calls a “hate crime” against a council member by prominent local lobbyist and former mayor Victor Gomez. Velazquez announced the investigation in a written statement to the Free Lance before the Jan. 21 city council meeting and...

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Crucial approvals could unlock jail expansion

San Benito County officials Tuesday are set to consider taking the next steps necessary to move ahead on the jail expansion scheduled for completion in 2017.