San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County


San Benito County reports first death due to COVID-19 

San Benito County Public Information Officer David Westrick provides the news release to media March 17 at 5:07 p.m.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.

Government / Politics

San Benito County issues order for residents to shelter at home

Order goes into effect March 18. One new COVID-19 case confirmed.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

Caltrans seeking applicants for scholarship program

Program designed for college-bound senior high school students planning to pursue a career in transportation and live within the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito.

San Benito County Health & Human Services Agency Director Tracy Belton said on March 16, 2020 that county and city officials need to work together. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Joint coronavirus meeting highlights need for consistent public message

County Health and Human Services Director: ‘We need to work hard to send this message and answer questions as diligently as we can and keep the health care system functioning.’

Artist Riley Nester works in the world of sticker packs. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Art travels around the world with sticker packs

Collaborative medium brings together artists across the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, Germany and beyond.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Closures and cancellations in the community.