Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Inn at Tres Pinos open for pick-up dining and delivery services; Hollister Super sets aside exclusive shopping hours for seniors 65+, the disabled and their caregivers starting March 19; Entrance fees waived at Pinnacles National Park.

Tenting outside Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital on March 18. Photos by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital has limited ability to test for COVID-19

Specimens can’t be tested in-house and are sent to Monterey County Public Health for evaluation.

Bolado Park. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito tells state it opposes using Bolado Park as a homeless site

Supervisors insist the county is doing its part to serve the transient population.

Copper bullets are designed to mushroom, unlike lead bullets, which are designed to fragment into small pieces. Photo by Conservation Media and provided by Devii Rao.

Government / Politics

AB 711 and Prop 63 create new ammunition laws

AB 711 is a statewide bill that requires use of non-lead ammunition for hunting and depredation of wildlife, whereas Prop 63 requires background checks to buy ammunition of any kind in California.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Caltrans to perform electrical work on Hwy 101 in Prunedale

The no. 2 (right) lane will be closed in both directions in various locations between Pesante Road and Dunbarton Road.