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June 5, 2020

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Garlic Capital neighbor has a stinking secret

Santa Clara County's Gilroy may be the garlic capital of the world, but at least three consecutive years of crop reports reveal San Benito County produces more of the stinking rose.

Alejo’s immigrant license bill gains broad support

The California Legislature on Thursday passed a bill by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, which would allow any undocumented immigrant to apply for a driver’s license. AB 60 passed out of the State Senate with a vote of 28-8 and was approved by the State Assembly with a vote of 55-19.

San Benito launches food fest in October

San Benito County food and wine producers will have a chance to promote locally-grown or produced items at the first San Benito Olive Festival, slated for Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Paicines Ranch. The one-day festival admission is $20, with a website to be set up soon that will offer discounted admission for $18.

Driver died in wreck during police chase on 101

The male driver of a pickup truck died early Friday morning when the vehicle collided with a center divide during a police chase on Highway 101 in San Benito County.

Legislation introduced capping severance pay for superintendents

Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) today introduced Assembly Bill 280, which places a three-month cap on the severance pay of a school district superintendent. Currently, when a superintendent’s contract of employment is terminated, he or she is eligible for a severance pay of up to 18 times their monthly salary, which can potentially be very costly.

Japanese garden to blossom with temple

Since Don Belt moved to San Benito County in 1980, he turned a landscape that is known for row crops and cattle grazing into a forest of pine trees. He has planted 9,000 trees, including emerald pines, cherry trees and several other varieties.

Suspect has jail history, but no violent offenses locally

The suspect in the homicide of 25-year-old Hollister woman Heather Carroll has been convicted on three drunken driving-related charges in San Benito County and served time for other cases of driving without a license, but does not appear to have a local history of convictions for violent offenses, according to court records.

Bull riders to return to Hollister on Sept. 8

For the sixth-consecutive year, professional bull riders will make their way to San Benito County on Sept. 8, but this year’s Hollister bull ridding festivities will be slightly different.

Deep child care cuts

Change can be hard, especially when you’re 4 years old.

Police arrest 5 in series of shootings

Hollister police officers arrest three men suspected of shooting firearms near downtown Hollister in what officers say could be gang-related incidents. The officers also arrested two other men for burglary, in what they also believe to be a gang-related crime.