San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County


San Benito County confirms second coronavirus death

Elderly woman with several underlying health conditions experienced worsening symptoms while isolated at home, taken by ambulance to Natividad Hospital on March 28.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

There are 23 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, six of which are active, 15 recovered and two dead; HSD moves free student meals to one day per week; Sip Savor Celebrate fundraiser rescheduled to October; regional community foundations establish relief funds.

Students participate in a writing workshop at the San Benito County Jail. Photo provided by Julie Morris. (Faces have been blurred to protect privacy.)


A view from the inside: What does it feel like to be in jail during a pandemic?

Inmates at the San Benito County Jail take classes to continue their education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, jail staff and Gavilan College have improvised to maintain students' education.

Hazel Hawkins ER Team conducting a video assessment with patient. Photo provided by Hazel Hawkins Hospital.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital preps for more coronavirus cases

ER medical director says “it’s the calm before the storm.”

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: Autopsy of the Measure K opposition campaign

Valerie Egland writes that low voter turnout and a campaign of disinformation tipped the scales of the county's future.

Onah and Toan To at To Phó in Hollister. Photo provided by Toan To.

Business / Economy

To Phó opens amidst shelter-in-place order

Vietnamese restaurant brings unique flavors to Hollister.