Government / Politics

Joint government meeting reveals shortcomings, plans for dealing with pandemic

Representatives from San Benito County address how prepared agencies and the hospital are for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Elected officials ask for an organized and united communication plan.

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San Benito County Water District issues safety statement

Groundwater sources (wells) would not be sources for COVID-19.

Councilman Marty Richman said it is not fair to the public if he cannot serve at 100% capacity. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

In declining health, Hollister Councilman Marty Richman to resign

Cancer diagnosis follows two recent incidents.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister closes city offices to the public

Order is effective immediately.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Six Bay Area counties order residents to shelter at home amid coronavirus

UPDATE: Santa Cruz County has now issued an order for residents to shelter at home. San Benito County has not yet issued an order to shelter at home.

Adam Lemke travels to both coasts in order to compete and build on his professional standings in racing circuits. Photos courtesy of Adam Lemke.

Sports & Recreation

17-year-old drifts into professional race car driving

Adam Lemke hits the track for fun and profit.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD to provide student meals during school closures

Meals will be served between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday in the parking lot or bus lane at each school.

Shawn Novack (Water Resources Association of San Benito County), Celina Stotler (County Integrated Waste Management Division), and Lisa Jensema (Recology) pose with San Benito County’s 2020 Top Program Performer award. The county’s Green Business Program is made possible thanks to coordination by Integrated Waste Management and local partners like Recology, Water Resources Association of San Benito County, and more. Photo provided.

Environment / Nature

SBC Green Business Program receives award

Honored for being one of five top performing green business programs in California.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHS gives update on closure related to coronavirus

The SBHS District Nutrition Services program will continue to provide meals at no charge for all San Benito High School students during the school closure. The school will use a drive-through system and students must be present with their student ID to receive a meal.