Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-two confirmed cases since February, three active, 37 recovered; Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo cancelled; State Senator Caballero to host April 17 phone call for farmworkers; U.S. Postal Service hiring mail carriers for rural routes.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

SBC updates property tax waivers

A penalty waiver will be needed for any missed payments between May 4 and June 30.

Staff from Hazel Hawkins Memorial and St. Louise Regional hospitals were happy to receive their new supply of KN95 protective masks. Photos provided by Ana De Castro.


Community Foundation helps with relief fund

$45,000 approved in disbursements so far, including emergency financial assistance, as well as support for immediate public health needs to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in San Benito County.

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

SBC Chamber of Commerce launches survey to learn business needs

Connecting people to resources is the 'ultimate goal.'

Photos by Robert Eliason.

Environment / Nature

The mysteries of mushrooms

Wild or commercially cultivated, the spores are everywhere.