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July 12, 2024

Trash politics

In 2006, the City of Hollister, City of San Juan Bautista and the County of San Benito demonstrated to the community their ability to work together and move forward on a joint agreement for waste services working as a Joint Powers Authority. As a...

Guest View: Seeds for extraordinary change

Spring has sprung in the Hollister School District! Just as spring flowers move from seed to full bloom, the Hollister School District is planting and sowing seeds with the optimism of a beautiful garden of achieving students and highly trained staff. With the vision...

Mushroom Masters

Mushroom factory weigh in Maria Lopez
So captivated by the mushroom, Egyptian pharaohs considered the famous fungi food for royalty and decreed that no commoner should touch them. The Egyptians were not alone in their reverence for the mushroom. Various civilizations in history have placed the mushroom central to religious...

VFW egg hunt set for Saturday

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 and the VFW Auxiliary are presenting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be three age groups for the hunt at Veterans Memorial Park: 2-4 years old 5-7 years old 8-10 years old There will be some special eggs...

Active week for public’s health

National Public Health Week (NPHW) 2017 is a time to promote the benefits of a healthy, vibrant San Benito County. NPHW 2017 shines a spotlight on public health, highlighting how far our community has come as well as acknowledging how much more we need...

Labor shortage on farms leaves industry scrambling

California might be leaving one drought behind, but there’s another affecting San Benito County: labor shortage in agriculture. San Benito County Farm Bureau Board Member Richard Bianchi said the region has experienced a labor shortage for the last five to eight years. “The cause is most...

Guest View: Board should follow voters’ will on cannabis

According to sources close to the sheriff's department and the district attorney's office, those agencies plan to lobby the San Benito County Board of Supervisors at Tuesday's 9:30 a.m. public meeting for funding resources to eradicate allegedly illegal medical cannabis growing operations within the...

Chamber no longer takes parade reins

As June approaches, the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce wanted the public to know that it will no longer be hosting the Annual Saddle Horse Show Parade, typically held the Thursday night before the Rodeo.  According to Juli Vieira, Chamber CEO: “The board...

San Benito moves toward choice energy

The Green Business Committee of the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce was assembled in 2009 to promote technologies, business practices and policies that encourage the efficient use of natural resources. As the Committee’s mission statement says, “The Green Business Committee was formed to...

Former woman of year Dee Hone passes away

Dee Hone, a former San Benito County philanthropist who won chamber of commerce woman of the year in January 2003, passed away recently. The following is her obituary as published in the Free Lance: Beloved Dolores Dee Hone passed away at 86 years old on March 10, 2017 at her...

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