Land Use

County marijuana cultivation ordinance on track

Board of Supervisors briefed on progress of marijuana cultivation ordinance as next public hearing set for May 23

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Emergency tree removal, guardrail work planned for Hwy. 101 in San Benito County

One northbound lane will be closed for three days this week

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OPINION: Community support spurs SBHS modernization

Bond oversight committee says facility upgrades at San Benito High School are "on schedule, within budget, and in compliance"

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2017 San Benito County Water Forum

Hear from federal, state and local experts status of agricultural water allocations, the drought, local flooding, groundwater sustainability, water supply & quality projects and more!

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Gas tax hike expected to bring $3.5 million to county

Senate Bill 1 raises the gas tax, adds vehicle fees to help fund transportation projects

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Ag association would consider different uses for Pinnacle Hills Golf Course

70-acre site south of Tres Pinos could be used for something other than golf, which has been its main use since 1924

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New bill calls for reopening of Clear Creek

Congressman Jimmy Panetta and colleagues will try to pass legislation that would once again allow off-roaders access to the area and protect adjacent land by creating a wilderness area

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Blossom Hill Winery sold, to be renamed Alba Coast Winery

Purchase will add four million cases of growth capacity to Delicato Family Vineyards

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Business Council to host San Benito County Water Forum

April 21 water forum to feature national, state, regional and local experts to inform farmers, businesses, leaders, staff and community on the state of local water

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Recreational marijuana continues its long, twisting road through county politics

Board of supervisors struggle to develop a cultivation ordinance for recreational marijuana; consultant estimates there are 200 to 300 illegal cultivation operations in the county

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Supervisors describe department as sinking ship, hire consultants for $234K

Consultants hired to "right the ship" of Resources Management Agency while county seeks to recruit a replacement for the department's director

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Pajaro Compass Network Meeting

The Spring meeting of the Pajaro Compass Network will feature a presentation about the collaborative Salinas River Stream Maintenance Program.

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Opinion: Oh no! Not again with fracking

It's imperative to write or email the Bureau of Land Management by April 6 to protest resumption of fracking on BLM land in San Benito County

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High school to offer campus tour April 1

Guests will see progress on modernization efforts, new construction and planned upgrades, much of which is being funded by voter-approved bond measures

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Legal Prop. 215 medical marijuana plants grown at Purple Cross RX.

OPINION: Sheriff/DA to lobby Supes to eradicate medical marijuana crops:Just Say No

Sheriff Thompson and DA Hooper will lobby county supervisors for resources to eradicate alleged illegal medical marijuana crops at next BOS public meeting, hoping for pot luck

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Council passes resolutions to annex properties that could result in hundreds of new homes

Latest annexation could result in up to 480 homes on the west side of Hollister

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Council approves $700K to help fund 48-unit extremely low to moderate income apartments

CHISPA was chosen over a competing bid for senior housing project planned for Line Street in Hollister

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Pinnacles Gateway Partners discuss overcrowding and future for park

Meeting discussed ways to promote communities around the national park and encourage volunteerism

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Play equipment for parks spark the imagination, so important to joyful well-being.

OPINION: Parks and rec conference attendance needs county support

Conference in Sacramento discussed how to get parks built and how to maintain them

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Water's important role in the county's history

Since early settlement and food production in San Benito County, efforts have been made to achieve a balanced and sustainable groundwater basin

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