Land Use

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

San Juan Bautista and Hollister do not comply with state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

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Cars at the stop light at Union Road and Highway 156 intersection near the San Juan-Hollister Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Intersection at San Juan-Hollister and Union to become cul-de-sac

Change is part of $105.9 million Highway 156 Improvement Project.

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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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The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. File photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council approves amendment to 400 block agreement

No reserved parking spaces for Community Foundation.

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City of Hollister awarded transportation planning grant to develop Complete Streets Plan

City gets $259,768 grant to develop study for Buena Vista Road, Santa Ana Road, Meridian Street and Memorial Drive.

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San Juan Bautista City Hall, where Planning Commission meetings are held. File photo.

San Juan modular home project put on hold

Planning Commission wants answers on sewer capacity.

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Current restrooms at Verutti Park in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Designs approved for Verutti Park restrooms in San Juan Bautista

Features include sensor lighting, stainless steel fixtures and windows.

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Previous event held at Paicines Ranch. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Paicines Ranch to host regenerative ag workshop

Presentations include cover cropping and integrating livestock into cropland.

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(Left to right) Frank Guerra and Michael Anderson stand where Santana Ranch Drive, the future entrance to a new middle school site, will eventually be constructed. Photo by John Chadwell.

Santana Ranch developer clears the air over new middle school site

Michael Anderson has faced criticism from district and elected officials since 2017.

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Uesugi Farms set to close

Still plans to operate autumn pumpkin park in San Martin.

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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File Photo.

Parking for 400 block development stalls

Program staff working on changes to licensing agreement before City Council votes on it.

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Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Hollister City Council to hold town hall meeting

Town hall to follow meeting on use of Leatherback property as site of community center.

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LAFCO Executive Officer Bill Nicholson presents the annexation information to the commission. Photo by Noe Magaña.

LAFCO approves Hollister annexation of 49.5 acres

Commission also adds 102 acres to Hollister’s sphere of influence for likely annexation in the future.

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Robbie Brown at the Gavilan College pond on the Gilroy campus. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Robbie Brown creates sustainability solutions at Gavilan College

New Energy, Education and Facilities Fellow working on water management and conservation.

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Previous Field Day event held at Paicines Ranch. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Regenerative agriculture event highlights new farming concepts

Paicines Ranch to host field day for EcoFarm Conference attendees.

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USGS creep meter station on San Andreas Fault near St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

San Benito Geology: Earthquake 101

This is the fourth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The topics are the nature of science, how do earthquakes occur and how are they measured.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta introduces legislation to reopen Clear Creek Recreation Area

Clear Creek was closed to the public in 2008 due to potential risk by naturally occurring asbestos.

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Pinnacles National Park. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government shutdown affects local public lands

Pinnacles National Park East entrance is closed. West entrance has limited services.

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Drone photo shows close proximity of Southside Road slides to ponds on hill. Photo by Jake Medina.

Report indicates Sunnyslope water pond as cause of Southside Road landslides

‘No apparent evidence’ earthquakes destabilized slope.

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Property where the proposed Arco would be located. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Proposed gas station in San Juan Bautista clears hurdles

Controversial development in engineering phase.

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