Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 1 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 23 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, 12 of which are active and 10 recovered; schools expected to be closed through end of school year; SBHS to hold virtual graduation ceremony for class of 2020; Panetta co-introduces legislation.

Photo provided by David Baumgartner.


Searching the Sky: An eclipse to remember, forever

David Baumgartner writes about his first time experiencing a total solar eclipse in Egypt.

Volunteers bag food in the facility in March. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Government / Politics

California Conservation Corps to assist Community Food Bank

Replacing the California National Guard on missions to free up the Guard for other logistical lifts needed in response to COVID-19.

The Jesse Hildreth Rose. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Beauty and history: the heritage roses of San Juan Bautista

Unique varieties have been growing in the city cemetery for many generations.

Hollister Rec staff staging outside of the Community Center waiting for donations. Photo provided by Hollister Recreation.


Hollister Recreation partners with nonprofit to deliver senior meals

Adopt a Senior program provides food, water and other essential supplies.