Aromas

Gastroenterologist Luke Bi said if caught early, Hepatitis C is nearly 100% curable. Photos by John Chadwell.

Doctor recommends Baby Boomers be screened for Hepatitis C

Demographic represents 75% of all those who have the virus.

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Todd Cushman spoke at the May 15 San Benito County Planning Commission meeting and said Aromas residents don't support developing along Highway 101, citing water and traffic concerns. Photo by Noe Magaña.

County Planning Commission approves Highway 101 commercial nodes

Residents oppose zoning change, want area to remain rural.

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COG to select members for Measure G citizens oversight committee

Updated after 5/16 COG meeting: Only one category left unfilled as directors ask staff to do outreach for a trade/labor representative.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas at a press conference on Monday, May 13 in Salinas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas calls on Governor Newsom to resist decision to open land to drilling

"This is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Fighting this destructive plan is the right thing to do to protect our health and our future," Rivas said.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta on proposal for oil and gas drilling on the Central Coast

"I encourage everyone to speak out and participate in this public comment period," Panetta said.

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BLM Central Coast field office releases final environmental analysis for oil and gas

Planning document analyzes six alternative approaches to oil and gas leasing and development, specifies which lands would be open and the stipulations to be applied to protect resources.

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Letter carriers taking part in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Photo provided.

Letter carriers stamp out hunger

Nation's biggest food drive is Saturday, May 11.

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Rethink your drink events encourage residents to make healthy beverage choices

San Benito County Public Health Services invites residents to join statewide pledge to drink water or naturally-sweetened drinks instead of beverages with added sugars.

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San Benito Stage Company Summer Camp registration now open

Highlights include dancing, singing and acting. Scholarship opportunities available.

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JSM Organics grows organic produce and flowers. Photos courtesy of JSM Organics.

JSM Organics receives national grant

Aromas farm awarded $5,000 to support sustainable agriculture practices.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

San Benito County Free Library to Celebrate Dia de los Niños

Community members invited to first annual Dia de Los Niños (Day of the Child) celebration on April 30.

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Wayne Norton of Aromas will run for County Supervisor District 2 in 2020. Photo provided by Wayne Norton.

Wayne Norton enters race for San Benito County Supervisor

Water Board member and community activist says he will focus on issues important to local families.

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Residents play in the water from Tres Pinos Creek that partly flooded Southside Road in spring 2019. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Spring blooms in San Benito County

Residents reflect on the changing landscape.

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Caltrans District 5 scholarship applications still open

Two, $1,000 scholarships available to regional high school seniors.

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Cal Fire was one of the state agencies that spoke at the wildfire town hall meeting on April 4. Photo courtesy of Jim Gillio.

State, local agencies discuss wildfire preparedness and prevention

Residents attend town hall hosted by San Benito Fire Safe Council.

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The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

Former grand jury members call for repeal

Ex-foreman and forewoman say a 2015 county ordinance obstructs investigations of county departments.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta Announces $2 Million Grant to the San Benito Health Foundation

"These funds will help the San Benito Health Foundation to continue to provide their patients with quality health education and preventative services, and to promote healthy lifestyles," Panetta said.

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San Benito County Free Library Introduces cloudLibrary

New e-book and audiobook service offers library cardholders free access to over 90,000 titles.

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Supervisors split on hemp moratorium

Motion to temporarily halt plans for industrial cultivation fails. Board will revisit the issue April 16.

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San Benito County Association of Realtors goes for affordable housing grant

Potential $50,000 in grant funding could go to first time homebuyers if approved.

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