The Hollister City Council voted unanimously Nov. 21 to add a new section, 9.09, “Use and Trespassing Upon City Parking Lots and Garages,” to Title 9 of the City Municipal Code.(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
San Benito County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Nov. 8 to approve the final environmental impact report and conditional use permit for the Betabel Commercial Development project. Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki was the dissenting vote.(Nov. 11, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
For years, consumer advocates and some legislators have been battling to rein in escalating health care costs. Now the state has created a new agency to limit future growth in health care costs — and it will have the power …
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