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Integrated Waste Management to host upcoming Earth Day Celebration

Information provided by the San Benito County Integrated Waste Management. San Benito County Integrated Waste Management will host an Earth Day Celebration event on April 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park at 1023 Memorial Drive in Hollister.


NATIONAL GARLIC DAY: Garlic ice cream and cookies? We put them to the test

GILROY, Calif. (KGO) -- It is National Garlic Day and ABC7 couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than head to the Gilroy, the Garlic Capital of the World, to see what makes the little root vegetable so special.


Taylor Farms acquires Earthbound Farm

SALINAS — On April 11, Taylor Farms of Salinas announced that it had closed a deal to purchase Earthbound Farm, the largest organic salads brand in the U.S. The acquisition came just two years after the French multi-national food and beverage company Danone S.A. had taken ownership. Danone had purch


Paranormal researcher from U.K. investigates, films at Tuttle Mansion

WATSONVILLE—When paranormal researcher Don Philips scheduled a visit to Watsonville’s historic and supposedly haunted Tuttle Mansion, he wasn’t sure what to expect. After learning about the location from Santa Cruz Ghost Hunters co-founder Maryanne Porter he was intrigued, but not certain he’d condu


CCC clears access to New Brighton State Beach

Camping atop the bluffs at New Brighton State Beach offers stunning views of northern Monterey Bay. For the past couple of years, however, getting down to the beach has been anything but smooth sailing.


New charter to open at E.A. Hall

WATSONVILLE — A charter school that plans to begin operating in Watsonville in August held its inaugural lottery on Saturday, granting spots to 175 kindergarteners, as well as first- and second-grade students.


Court asked to drop 15 felonies

SANTA CRUZ — A barrage of motions are disputing whether or not charges warrant trial for a former Watsonville nurse, Santa Cruz County brain surgeon and the surgeon’s girlfriend accused of molesting and facilitating sexual violence among children more than two years ago.


Former KION news anchors: Where Are They Now?

SALINAS, Calif - As we celebrate our 50th year of broadcasting, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the people who reported the news here at KION. Some of our news alums were probably before your time. After all, we’ve been doing news, weather and sports for 50 years.


Gilroy looks to peak in the home stretch

The Gilroy High softball team started the Pacific Coast League Gabilan Division season with four consecutive wins, looking every bit like a squad that was seeking to accomplish something it couldn’t do last year despite capturing a Central Coast Section Division I title: win a league championship.


420 Farm Tour: A public look at a new industry

WATSONVILLE — For years, local farmers and greenhouses have opened their doors and welcomed visitors for once-a-year, open house-style tours created to shine a light on Pajaro Valley’s agriculture industry.


Walmart plans remodel for local stores

Walmart’s Gilroy and Morgan Hill locations will join 18 other stores across the state as part of the retail giant’s $145 million remodel plan. “The investments in California stores Walmart has planned this year demonstrate our commitment to our customers and the communities where we operate,” Todd S


Man arrested for sex crimes with minors

WATSONVILLE — A Watsonville man was arrested Wednesday for multiple sex crimes involving two minors. Daniel Meza-Cortez, 24, was charged with lewd or lascivious acts with a child of 14 or 15 years old, sexual penetration with force, fear, annoying or molesting a child under 18 and sexual battery.


Preliminary 2.7 Magnitude Quake Strikes South Bay

A preliminary 2.7 magnitude earthquake struck the South Bay early Thursday evening, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake struck at 5:48 p.m. and was centered 9.3 miles east of Morgan Hill.


Man dies in San Juan Road crash

AROMAS — A 21-year-old Hollister man died and his male passenger was injured in a solo-vehicle crash late Friday night on San Juan Road. Jessica Madueño, Public Information Officer with the California Highway Patrol, said that for unknown reasons the driver of a 2004 Toyota Tundra allowed his vehicl


Agencies near, far team up to tackle National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

WATSONVILLE — April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and in an effort to remind the public of the dangers of inattentive driving, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is teaming up with its traffic safety partners throughout the state and nation, said CHP officer Jaime Coffee.


Luncheon spotlighting women in agriculture returns

CORRALITOS—The 12th Annual Down to Earth Women (DEW) Luncheon will be held on May 9 at Driscoll’s Rancho Corralitos, located at 242 Corralitos Road from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Man Assaults Two Ladera Grill Diners, Flees: Morgan Hill Police

MORGAN HILL, CA -- Officers seek help in locating a man who entered the Ladera Grill about a week ago and assaulted two diners having dinner with their families, the Morgan Hill Police Department reported.


City Holds Contest for 150th Anniversary Logo

Gilroy will be celebrating a historic milestone next year as March 12, 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of incorporation for the city. In preparation for the celebratory year, the City of Gilroy Arts and Culture Commission is hosting an Art Logo Contest. The winning design will be used in commemorat


Morgan Hill Chamber by John Horner: Our farmers need special pricing for water

Farming continues to be a vital part of South County’s economy and quality of life. Our northern neighbors have lost essentially all of their agriculture and are focused on other industries and needs. Even so, even those who live and work on former agricultural land to our north still enjoy and appr


More than 600 attend annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit

SALINAS — More than 600 people with a stake in technology’s pivotal role in agricultural production, distribution and sales came to Hartnell College on March 27 to learn and share best practices at the sixth annual Salinas Valley Ag Tech Summit.