Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are now seven total confirmed cases in the county, four of which are active; Small Business Association now accepting applications for loans for disaster and economic injury; library continues to issue cards to provide access to online resources.

The proposed Betabel commercial node location off Highway 101. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors rezone Betabel node off Hwy 101 to ag rangeland

Poised to place a C-1 commercial thoroughfare on 29 acres, the board holds off until April 7.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Policing by Consent

SBC Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor writes that there has been an effort in the last few decades to get back to community policing and development of public trust.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Ramp reconstruction along Hwy 101 in Salinas to resume

Project includes installation of precast concrete pavement, cracking and sealing pavement, asphalt concrete overlay, and reconstructing ramps at East Market Street, North Main Street, West Laurel Drive, and Boronda Road.

30-year-old Hollister resident Adam Hill self-isolated at home after contracting an unknown sickness. He was unable to be tested for COVID-19 at the hospital. Photo provided by Adam Hill.


Resident shares story of unknown sickness

After numerous attempts, he was unable to be tested for COVID-19.


Behavioral Health taking measures to ensure services continue

Department has initiated options to have virtual consultations, therapies and other services without coming to the clinic in person.

Taking a walk with your child while following appropriate social distancing measures can be a great way to get exercise during the shelter-in-place order. Photo provided by Meghan Ross.

Children and Youth

Families share experiences during shelter-in-place order

Five San Benito County parents share thoughts on keeping kids engaged.