Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-one confirmed cases since February, five active, 34 recovered; state employment development department extends phone service hours; SBC Chamber offers survey to gauge how it and partners can be of service; Credo Studio to host April 25 virtual paint night.

California Highway Patrol. File photo.

Police / Fire

Hollister traffic collision leads to fatality

CHP investigating crash at Highway 25-156 intersection.

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SBC Superior Court extends rescheduling of hearings

Effort made to curtail effects of COVID-19.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

SJB hiring part-time disaster service worker

Position will help businesses apply for COVID-19 relief funds.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital staff wearing face shields fabricated by Pacific Scientific. Photo provided by Richard Henderson.


Pacific Scientific supplies hospital with face shields

Engineers use open source model as a starting point.

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Survey proposes crosswalk art at Central Avenue

Idea would involve west side Hollister community in a project to promote traffic-calming measures.