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July 24, 2024

Study released on High Speed Rail

Residents, homeowners, public officials and business owners can begin submitting comments on the draft environmental study for the High Speed Rail section that is slated to pass through the South Valley.

Update: County health officer abruptly resigns

San Benito County Interim Public Health Officer Marty Fenstersheib resigned April 28 after the county’s elected political leadership split with the career health professional over orders to control the local spread of COVID-19.

SB High recognized as Top School

San Benito High School was recognized for a second straight year as one of the top public school sites in the country.

Huge turnout for mask giveaway

Hundreds of San Benito County residents and their families received new face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 at a drive-thru giveaway event April 25 sponsored by local public officials and the Chamber of Commerce.

San Benito County issues face covering order

As of April 27, the county health officer is requiring residents to wear a face covering when going out into the public to perform essential activities.

Drive-thru face coverings available Saturday

County residents can pick up their face coverings at Winn Alley off of Fifth Street, next door to the San Benito County Office of Education.

Group files suit to block Betabel

Opponents of the supervisors’ April 7 decision to rezone a property along Highway 101 filed a lawsuit against the county on April 22, saying the officials violated state elections law. The citizens group Preserve Our Rural Communities contends that the San Benito County Supervisors superseded...

Family serves up weekend treat

La Villa de Jerez restaurant is typically packed on the weekends with customers waiting to get a bowl, or maybe two, of its famous menudo.

County to require face masks

San Benito County officials are preparing an order that will require local residents to wear face coverings when they need to go out in public in order to continue to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

County destroys illegal hemp garden

Police confiscated nearly 7,000 illegal hemp plants following an investigation into an illegal cultivation operation on Ladd Lane, according to authorities.