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02/16/2024
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Residents will vote March 5 in the District 1 race for a seat on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors, with incumbent Dom Zanger facing off against challengers Stacie McGrady and Dustin Weber.

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02/15/2024
Coalitions on opposite sides put out competing studies on the little-known Private Attorneys General Act, which allows employees to file class-action lawsuits over some labor law violations.

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02/15/2024
For the first time in decades, California is tightening its rules on workplace exposure to lead, a poisonous metal that can wreak havoc throughout the body.

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02/15/2024
When and if California legalizes sports gambling, the policy should honor the laws established in partnership with tribes decades ago, says Assemblyman James Ramos.

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02/14/2024
California electric vehicle sales dropped significantly in the last half of 2023, raising questions about the state’s ability to phase out gas-powered cars.

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02/13/2024
Officials want to prepare more Californians for good jobs, and the state has spent roughly $370 million on workforce programs. But the results are mixed.

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02/13/2024
Nearly 2 million Medi-Cal enrollees can now accumulate savings and property without limitations and still qualify for the state's health insurance program for low-income residents.

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02/12/2024
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San Benito County has submitted an expanded letter of intent to the San Benito Health Care District as it continues to push for the creation of a Joint Powers Authority to run Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

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02/12/2024
A suite of five bills introduced this weeks seeks to protect election integrity from bad actors using AI, especially on social media.

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02/12/2024
The 34-units D’Ambrosio Vista project is proposed for Third Street near the sewage treatment plant.

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02/12/2024
San Benito County was founded Feb. 12, 1874, ending its 24 years as part of Monterey County. It was an inevitable chapter in a story that began in 1797. And that story is about land.

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02/09/2024
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Two are running to fill the District 2 seat on the San Benito County Board of Supervisors: incumbent Kollin Kosmicki and challenger John Freeman, a member of the San Juan Bautista City Council.

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02/09/2024
In a 4-1 vote, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors agreed to remove four “New Community Study Areas” from the county’s General Plan. Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki introduced the motion and Supervisor Bea Gonzales voted “no.”

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02/09/2024
Board of Supervisors hopefuls speak about repairing roads, providing affordable housing and the landfill expansion project.

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02/09/2024
City Manager Don Reynolds confirmed that he had met with location scouts from Warner Brothers. Mission Plaza, the Zanetta House, the bar at the Plaza Hotel and the Mission itself have been named as likely locations.

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02/08/2024
The funds would help California ports expand to handle giant wind turbines and other equipment. California’s first offshore wind farms are on a fast track off Humboldt County and Morro Bay.

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02/08/2024
The new top Democrat in the state Senate announces his leadership team and new committee chairpersons. He rewarded some allies, and filled five of seven leadership posts with women or legislators of color.

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02/08/2024
When Gov. Gavin Newsom launched his landmark effort to shelter homeless residents in hotels during COVID, the state and local governments were relying on FEMA to foot much of the bill.

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02/08/2024
State Senators Ben Allen and Catherine Blakespear announced a new measure to ban plastic bags statewide—particularly the thicker ones billed as “reusable.”

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02/07/2024
California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta announced consumer tools to help tenants and landlords understand how much rent can rise under a state law.
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