South County / Panoche

Homeless encampment in San Benito County. File photo.

Homeless census conducted in San Benito County

Count enables HUD to determine local funding needs.

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Gavilan College seeks applicants for Measure X oversight committee

Committee will oversee implementation of bond approved by voters in 2018.

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Temporary signs block the collapsed reroute on State Route 25 in south San Benito County. File photo.

Caltrans aims to fix State Route 25 again, with a $9.5 million price tag

Rerouted portion of highway collapsed just three months after it opened.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina speaking at the 2018 Election Forum hosted by BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau, and Youth Alliance. File photo.

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina talks about what took place during a recent meeting.

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Local author Josh Oelrich. Photo by John Chadwell.

Meet local author Josh Oelrich at the library

Q and A portion to follow book reading.

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Photos courtesy of Kathleen Spencer at Peterson Land and Cattle Co. on Highway 25.

Snow dusts San Benito peaks

Rain expected later in the week.

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Children being read to during story time at the San Benito County Free Library. Photo provided.

Bilingual Family Story Time at the San Benito County Free Library

Children and their families invited to enjoy story time Thursdays from 4 p.m to 5 p.m. beginning Feb. 7.

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Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Pinnacles National Park reopens

All trails open at this time, Balconies Cave closed due to a rockslide.

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Jon Kaplan's Ghost Bike on Highway 25. Photo provided by Almaden Cycle Touring Club.

Ghost Bike a haunting reminder of cyclist’s death

Memorial marks site where Jon Kaplan was hit by motorist on Highway 25 in Paicines.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government shutdown continues to impact Pinnacles National Park

Fourth week brings rock slide, concerns for ecosystem.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas (right) at a Jan. 2019 art exhibit in Gilroy. Photo by Leslie David.

Q and A with Assemblyman Robert Rivas

The former county supervisor responds to questions concerning statewide issues, finances and local representation in Sacramento.

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Farmworkers in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

Panetta and others introduce legislation to provide earned pathway to citizenship to farmworkers

"This bill provides these men and women with a way to earn their citizenship by contributing to our agriculture and our communities," Panetta said.

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Impact of the 2017 flooding on Lovers Lane. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Office of Emergency Services.

County Office of Emergency Services issues weather advisory

OES notes possibility of power outages and cautions residents to be aware of downed power lines and trees, standing water, potential flooding, and more.

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Robert Rivas (left) speaks to a community member in 2018. File photo.

Rivas praises emergency homeless funding approved for Monterey and San Benito County

Assemblyman Robert Rivas issues statement on $12.5 million set aside to help homeless or those at risk of homelessness in the region.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Mixed weather on the horizon

Wind and rain expected by Tuesday, January 8.

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Covered California open enrollment ends January 15

Next week is the deadline for coverage to start February 1.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta (third from left) with his family in Washington D.C. Photo provided by the Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta takes oath of office

Second term representing San Benito County in Washington D.C.

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A large tree near 7-11 on San Benito and Hawkins Street blew over during a 2017 storm. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Wind advisory coming this weekend

In effect most of Saturday, Jan. 5.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo by John Chadwell.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas announces committee assignments

State representative assigned to committees for Agriculture, Appropriations, Government Organization, Local Government and Rules.

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San Benito Open Studios artist Michaela Graves showcasing her work at the Open Studios Art Tour 2018. Photo provided by Arts Council.

Arts Council announces 2019 opportunities for artists and organizations

Applications now open for Arts Express! Grant Program and Open Studios Art Tour.

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