Agriculture

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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Judge Thomas Wills' ruling is expected to have an impact on other California counties, including San Benito.

Decision on Monterey Co. Fracking Initiative Lawsuit Expected

A Monterey County judge is considering a ruling on an oil industry legal challenge to Measure Z, the Monterey County anti-fracking initiative.

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West Hills Water Treatment Plant

Frequently Asked Questions about the new West Hills Water Treatment Plant

Frequently asked questions on the new West Hills Water Treatment Plant and the Hollister Urban Area Water Project

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OPINION: Will San Benito County Lose Out in California’s Cannabis Market?

SBC Sheriff's department issued cultivation abatement notices to all 27 commercial cannabis amortization applicants to terminate grow operations in two weeks time. The Board of Supervisors will vote on banning commercial cannabis at its next meeting.

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Career Technical Education building hosts open house

The building was constructed using funds from a voter-approved bond measure, one of two that are paying for campus upgrades over the next few years

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Farm Bureau brings agriculture to the classroom

The San Benito County Farm Bureau has been teaching kids about farming for 30 years during Farm Day and is now in the classrooms of every school to bring the message of healthy, locally-grown food.

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Searching for the perfect pumpkin

With October coming to an end, grab your family and friends and head out to one of four pumpkin patches located in San Benito County

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Volunteers check in San Benito Olive Festival patrons.

The San Benito Olive Festival expresses appreciation to its many awesome volunteers

The 4th Annual San Benito Olive Festival was made possible by a host of supportive and wonderful nonprofit organizations and a dedicated army of many, many volunteers.

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Kitaji's Bible captures his notations and drawings.

Kitaji Bibles: One-day public viewing before placement in Stanford's Hoover Institution

There will be a one day viewing of significant Japanese artifacts before their permanent placement at Stanford for scholarly study. Gilroy Historic Museum Oct. 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Dave Brigantino, co-owner of Brigantino Olive Oil, talks to people attending the Olive Festival about his product

The Olive Festival: A Regional Celebration of More Than Just Olives

Located at the San Benito County Historical Park, this year's Olive Festival allowed participants to get a taste of San Benito County and products from the surrounding region

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Harvest Hope for a Cure team with Cathy Alameda in the center in plaid shirt

Pumpkins With A Purpose

This weekend the "Harvest Hope for a Cure Relay for Life Pumpkin Patch" will be open to the community

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Various hands-on craft activities are part of the cost of the admission ticket to the festival.

A Fun-Filled Schedule for the San Benito Olive Festival

The fourth annual San Benito Olive Festival is very excited to announce its entertainment schedule happening this Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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Olive oils from award-winning producers will be available for tasting.

Foodies & Families: Get Ready to Eat, Drink and Dance at the San Benito Olive Festival

The Fourth Annual San Benito Olive Festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

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Aviana and Leanne Seibert waits for the action at the grandstand

"Lettuce Celebrate" fair action from the grandstand

The San Benito County Fair theme for 2017 was “Lettuce Celebrate”, and hundreds did just that in the fair grandstand. Events delivered the guts, glory and drama of motocross, quad and tractor pull action for an audience of hundreds.

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Tyler Abercrombie led off auction with his three rabbits that netted him almost $900. Photos by John Chadwell.

Junior livestock auctions can mean big college money and lifetime skills

Youngsters who participate in 4-H and FFA learn the responsibility of caring for living creatures and building character while planning for college.

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 Anora ( Age 2) picks out a duckie, with father Alec watching nearby. (Lisa Robinson photo)

Weekend Family Fun at the County Fair

The weekend is full of good, old fashioned country fair activities for the whole family. Fair photos by Lisa Robinson.

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The Bixby Road unofficial geological memorial beach :-) Photo by Jim Ostdick

Walking San Benito: San Juan Valley

This is the thirteenth in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.

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Trevor Wright, Taryn Wright, and James Breen (left to right) support one another in raising their animals as part of the local Cienega 4-H Chapter. Photo credit Becky Bonner-Leland.

Students Say Raising 4-H Animals Is About More Than Livestock

New 4-H member James Breen learns life lessons through the help of family friends the Wrights, while getting ready for to show for the first time at the upcoming county fair.

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