Agriculture

Alba Coast Winery is in San Benito County and has a history of premium winemaking.

Alba Coast Winery is Dawning a New Name in Paicines

Alba Coast Winery located in Paicines provides Delicato with an additional four million cases of growth capacity.

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Hollister City Council approves amendment to ordinance to allow adult-use in cannabis supply chain, excluding dispensaries

Taking into consideration that recreational marijuana will eventually out pace medical use, the council approved a change to city ordinance to allow recreational production and distribution, but no dispensaries.

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Calling Community Members to bring Bath Tubs

Calling all community members to bring Bath Tubs!

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Safia Bootwala (featured right) put on a community event this Saturday, Jan. 27 at the San Benito County Library to promote free programs put on by 4-H and the library.

4-H student educates the public about opportunities at SBC Free Library

Wanting to help educate the community on free-opportunities in San Benito County, local student Safia Bootwala teamed up with the San Benito County Library to put on an "Arts and Crafts and Informational Event"

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San Juan Bautista City Council begins process to hire permanent city manager

San Juan Bautista begins search for permanent city manager.

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Baudelio Banuelos, Victor's grandfather. The little girl in the photo is Victor's cousin Mia Ramirez. The photo was taken in 2017. Photo courtesy Victor Sanchez

BenitoLink Junior Journalism Project: Baudelio Banuelos

Seventh grader Victor Sanchez writes about why he admires his grandfather, Baudelio Banuelos who lives in Mexico.

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Local residents purchase San Benito Gold's raw, unprocessed honey both to improve their health, as well as to use as a natural sweetener.

Local Beekeeper touts benefits of honey but the science is up for debate

Though there are many proven benefits of eating local honey, is curing allergies one of them?

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Bus tour members sample a variety of products made from raw goat milk at Evergreen Acres Dairy.

Busloads of tourists visit San Benito County organic ag operations

The tour of San Benito County organic farming operations was organized by EcoFarm, a conference held in Monterey every year.

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The show closer was a fun twist; a tasting display that raised perceptions about the brown substance from dirt to gorgeous soil. Photos by Will Schwabacher

EcoFarm kicks-off with San Benito County event

Paicines Ranch hosts an innovators-in-ag event that sells out to EcoFarm crowd.

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 Manuel Silva rides in the lead. Photo courtesy San Benito County Historical Society

Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade Rides Into 2018

It's back! The Saddle Horse Show Downtown Parade kicks off a week of festivities leading up to 85th annual San Benito Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo.

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Even though already built, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott will benefit from Hollister's new Hotel Incentive Program. Photos by John Chadwell.

Despite objections, Hollister council approves subsidy for hotels

The Economic Development Subsidy for hotels will benefit the already completed Fairfield Inn & Suites by providing an annual rebate of 70 percent of TOT for 10 years, with a $2 million cap.

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Fruit Wines: A Crowd Pleaser At Casa De Fruta

What started out as a family owned fruit stand has grown into a popular destination where customers can stop to purchase and taste wines, with fruit wines being among the favorites

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COLUMN: Goal setting- The smart way to success

A few helpful tips on getting back on track after the holidays.

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World Series of Team Roping Finale is held at SouthPoint Hotel and Casino. in Las Vegas, Nevada

Roping in Las Vegas is a family affair

Blane Strohn, from Paicines, traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada last week to compete in the #10 Yeti World Series of Team Roping Finale.

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Tom Habashi, CEO of Monterey Bay Community Power, stands next to a poster about the agency in Watsonville.

Updated: Monterey Bay Community Power charges ahead

Monterey Bay Community Power will take over buying electricity from PG&E soon for the Tri-County area

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Jim West, second from left, was selected as mayor of San Juan Bautista for 2018 at Tuesday night's City Council meeting. John Freeman, right, will serve as vice mayor.

San Juan Bautista City Council hears plan to fix contaminated water

The San Juan Bautista City Council heard a report on how the city could fix its problem of nitrate-contaminated water.

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Local Organic Food Delivered to SJB Through CSA

Vertigo Coffee Roasters of SJB has teamed up with Farm House Cafe's "Eating with the Seasons" CSA to become a new food drop-off location

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San Juan Bautista residents speak out on proposed cannabis ordinance

San Juan Bautista residents speak out on cannabis

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Pate takes a moment out of demonstrating to explain a concept to the mixed group.

Low-stress sheep handling taught in a tranquil setting

A couple dozen people, both local and from out of state, attended a "Low-Stress Sheep Handling Clinic" put on by Paicines Ranch

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