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July 20, 2024

Updated: Victim identified in John Smith Landfill accident

An accident at the John Smith Landfill on Thursday morning resulted in the death of an employee with the contracted operator, a county supervisor confirmed. The man killed Thursday was Alfredo P. Cannella, 65, according to Capt. Eric Taylor with the San Benito County Coroner's...

San Benito chamber to stop hosting rodeo parade

As June approaches the Chamber of Commerce wanted the public to know that they 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 of directors voted...

‘Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman’ premieres Friday

The new teen dinner theater production from Limelight Productions is "Death of a Hot Sauce Salesman" and it premieres Friday at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister. The show runs Friday and Saturday nights on March 10, March 11, March 17 and March 18 and then at...

County avoids major damage from latest storm

Rain passed through the region this weekend, but didn’t devastate homes and roads like in months prior. Recent rainfall and flooding over the last couple months caused San Benito County to declare a local emergency for flooding in the areas around Lovers Lane, as well...

Donation fund set up for Prescott Road fire victims

The family affected by a Prescott Road fire Friday has a donation fund set up to help recover losses. Authorities responded to the structure fire at 40 Prescott Road near San Juan Bautista before 9 a.m. Friday. "County fire is working a structure fire at 40...

Deputies locate missing hikers in Clear Creek

Local deputies located lost hikers in the Clear Creek area over the weekend and helped rescue after a vehicle incident, according to a sheriff's office press release. The two people from San Francisco are ages 44 and 37, according to a statement. According to the sheriff's...

No immigration enforcement reported in Hollister

While Santa Cruz just dealt with an immigration raid, Hollister’s undocumented immigrants have been safe to this point. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting immigration raids across the country. A raid took place in Santa Cruz on Feb. 13, but there isn’t ICE activity in...

San Juan council OKs controversial Copperleaf subdivision

San Juan Bautista council members voted 3-2 Tuesday for final approval of the Copperleaf subdivision, which will bring 45 new single-family homes to the tiny-but-growing city. Councilman Dan DeVries was one of the two no votes and was critical of the decision. “The city completely ignored...

Local officials consider fire district

Local officials this week took one step closer toward creating a special district fire department for the county. Officials from San Benito County and Hollister approved of participation in a feasibility study for a special fire district or joint powers authority. Currently, the Hollister Fire Department...

Workforce Development Board accepting comments on plan

The local workforce development board is accepting comments on a plan to address employment issues in San Benito County. To learn about the plan, how to submit comments and other information, go here. According to the announcement released Thursday: The San Benito County Workforce Development Board (WDB)...

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