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Address:   311 Second St, PO Box 1420, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045


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As sewer plant approaches capacity, Hollister OKs more housing hookups

The Hollister City Council meeting went on until almost midnight June 20 as council members engaged in a lengthy discussion regarding potential expansion of services for the city’s Domestic Wastewater Treatment Plant. Two resolutions to have the city of San …

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Rib Cook-Off draws hungry guests

Live music and the smell of barbecue filled the air throughout San Juan Bautista May 5-7 as the San Juan Bautista Rib Cook-Off returned to Third Street in the historic city’s downtown. Plenty of hungry guests made their way to …

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Morris-Lopez, Jordan, Sabathia lead San Juan Bautista council election

In the race for three seats on the San Juan Bautista City Council, Jackie Morris-Lopez continues to lead the field with 22.61%, or 346 ballots in her favor. Following are Leslie Q. Jordan with 20.59%, Edwin J. Sabathia with 19.74%, …

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Anzar athletics in jeopardy of losing fireworks fundraiser

The Anzar High Booster Club heavily relies on fundraising that’s done within the community to keep the athletics department up and running.  Proceeds from sales at the school’s fireworks booth brought in nearly $10,000 to purchase new uniforms, balls and …

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June 7 ballot features full slate of local candidates

San Benito County voters will have an abundance of choices for numerous local offices that will appear on the June 7 primary ballot. The local ballot features the newly redrawn 18th U.S. Congressional District, three county supervisors seats, district attorney’s …

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Street fest comeback

The San Juan Bautista Art & Craft Festival returned to the streets of the San Benito County town last weekend for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic started, bringing crowds of all ages and enthusiastic vendors. The festival, which …

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SJB wastewater project to receive $1M in federal funding

San Juan Bautista is among eight Central Coast communities slated to receive federal funding for public works, healthcare, housing and other projects, according to U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta’s office.  The FY 2022 appropriations package for the 20th Congressional District totals …

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County, cities begin planning for 5,000-plus new homes

San Benito County and the cities of Hollister and San Juan Bautista need to plan to build up to 5,005 new homes from 2023 to 2031—more than three times the number of houses permitted locally in the last eight years. …