Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 10 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Thirty-five confirmed cases since February, six of which are active, 27 recovered; Hazel Hawkins health centers and labs adjust hours; Gavilan College to receive $2 million in CARES Act funding; County reminds public to stay at home.

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Business / Economy

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan update

By applying for the disaster loan with new streamlined process, applicants become eligible for a $10,000 advance.

Jose Rodriguez, AJ Castaneda, Jeri Cramer, Luis Vasquez, Adan Cervantes. Photo provided.

Environment / Nature

Hollister Water Reclamation Facility wins Best Small Plant of the Year award

The plant has won numerous awards over the last five years, including CWEA Safety Plant of the Year.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.


Hazel Hawkins health centers and labs consolidate services

Hours adjusted due to declining patient visits during pandemic.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Face masks—compassion and solidarity

Patty Anne writes that wearing a face mask in public is a considerate gesture towards others, lessening the spread of any germs.

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Children and Youth

SBC Elections Office releases results of youth ballots

Ninety-two kids cast their votes on favorite cookies, colors and apps.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest driver after high speed pursuit

Chase ended in collision and temporary closure of Fairview Road.

Mike Fisher cooking up the latest batch of vegetable soup for seniors and at-risk people served by Community FoodBank. Photos provided.

Business / Economy

Serving soup to San Benito seniors

Farmhouse Cafe owner and high school culinary teacher team up to feed those in need.