San Benito County,

County planners approve lifting ban on cannabis retail

The San Benito County Planning Commission unanimously approved on July 22 a plan allowing cannabis-related retail in certain commercial districts. Assistant director of planning and building Robin Bolster-Grant said the proposed changes are part of an effort to make the unincorporated areas of the county more competitive with surrounding jurisdictions. She said the county has received two conditional use permit applications for cannabis operations.
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Industry’s effort to protect farmworkers recognized by visit

Industry’s effort to protect farmworkers recognized by visit. United Fresh released the following statement regarding U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra’s July 23 visit to a farmworker COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salinas, California, hosted by the Grower-Shipper Association of Central California and U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-California. “We...
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Salinas-curious? These homes are on the market

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Welcome home!!!! This beautiful 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms house features four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs and a convenient one bedroom and one full

Fun Fixer-Upper? Dome Home Amid the Dunes Needs a Handy Buyer to Dive In

An iconic dome home right on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Northern California is waiting for a buyer to dive in. The unique structure amid the Pajaro Dunes of Watsonville, CA, sits on a quarter-acre of sandy land and is listed for $1,699,000. But the buyers must be prepared to dig even deeper if they want to round this dome into shape.
Gilroy, CAGilroy Dispatch

Applications for small business grants open

Applications for the next and final round of funding for small business grants are now being accepted. The City of Gilroy, working with the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce, has established a grant program to support small businesses struggling due to Covid-19. Businesses operating within the city limits of Gilroy may qualify for a one-time business relief grant using federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding.
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Silicon Valley Business Journal

Future of Morgan Hill: Watch the full event on development and hospitality in this South County city (Video)

What to know about real estate development, business opportunities and tourism in the city of Morgan Hill. Leading Change: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in Business. How are Silicon Valley companies working to make their workforces become more inclusive? What steps are they taking to develop a more diverse C-Suite? And will all of this lead to meaningful change for the better?

Found Treasure: Han Kook Market

July 23, 2021 – Walking into little Han Kook Market for the first time in my life, my hopes for discovering treasure are immediately uplifted by what I see. At the counter stands Chef Michael Jones, the same inspiring, outspoken, down-home, in-demand, off-putting renegade who will go to the ends of the earth for the right ingredients.
Gilroy, CAGilroy Dispatch

Gilroy Bowl listed at $2.4 million

Gilroy Bowl and Scotty’s Restaurant, which closed in 2020 after more than five decades in business, is on the market. According to a listing by Renz & Renz, the 10,431-square-foot building at 7554 Monterey St. is for sale at $2.4 million, and includes all bowling and restaurant equipment, as well as the liquor license.
King City,

Salinas Valley News Briefs | July 23, 2021

KING CITY — Michoacana Pedir De Boca will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 24, preceded by a ribbon cutting on Friday, July 23, at 4:30 p.m. The shop, open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., is located in the Forum at Broadway, 1301 Broadway St., in King City.
Los Gatos,

Left Bend’s New Home At Redwood Grove Vineyard

July 23, 2021 – The pandemic caused a lot of people to reassess their entire lives, often in wholesale fashion. Among them were the two men who founded Left Bend Winery back in 2010. The venture began as a hobby vineyard when Gary Robinson planted vines in his backyard in Los Gatos in 2008. One turn led to another and in 2010 Left Bend Winery was founded. It’s named for the slight left bend in the San Andreas fault that formed the Santa Cruz Mountains.
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Morgan Hill names former SVO CEO Matt Mahood as its new economic development director

Morgan Hill on Thursday named former Silicon Valley Organization CEO Matt Mahood as its new economic development director. In that role, Mahood will help the Santa Clara County city put in place its economic plan and oversee development there, Edith Ramirez, Morgan Hill's assistant city manager for development services, said in a statement. Mahood will start in his new position Monday.

Digital NEST’s centers for technology are empowering a wave of local tech-minded young people

Digital NEST was founded in 2014 at the Cabrillo College satellite campus in Watsonville. Founder Jacob Martinez recognized that rural, agricultural communities were historically locked out of the economic opportunity and digital innovation that the Silicon Valley tech industry was bringing to other California communities. This led Martinez to ask, “Why are these companies continuously looking for talent in other parts of the country when there’s brilliant, young, diverse talent that exists right outside their corporate headquarters?”
Gilroy, CAGilroy Dispatch

Gilroy Motorcycle Center moving into former OSH building

Gilroy Motorcycle Center is moving into the former Orchard Supply Hardware building on East Tenth Street, bringing life to a blighted corner of town as the business works to keep up with its skyrocketing demand that is showing no signs of slowing down. Greg Bumb, general manager of Gilroy Motorcycle...
Morgan Hill,

Focus on the Chamber … with Brittney Sherman: Hiring for 8.3 million jobs across the country, including many here in Morgan Hill

“Economists and industry experts promise it’s not all doom and gloom.”. You can’t drive down a street with businesses in Morgan Hill without coming across a “NOW HIRING” sign. If you haven’t experienced it already, you plan to visit a restaurant or shop at a retail store only to discover they have reduced their hours of operation due to staffing limitations. Businesses across the United States are experiencing an increase in consumer demand while trying desperately to solve for a decrease in laborers and disruptions in supply chains.
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Kawahara Nurseries to expand to San Benito County

Kawahara Nurseries, which is based in Morgan Hill, is looking to open a year-round wholesale agricultural facility on Anzar Road in San Benito County. The planning commission on June 16 approved Kawahara Nurseries’ application for an agricultural facility use permit on a 104-acre property that sits on the east side of Highway 101 behind Anzar High School.