Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-five confirmed cases since February, three of which are active, 40 recovered; Monterey Bay Economic Partnership housing team tracking developments about moratoriums on evictions/foreclosures; County to host April 24 town hall for COVID-19 updates and business resources.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

County-mandated facial covering order could come as soon as April 24

Coverings would be required in places where it isn’t possible to maintain social distancing.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Constellation of the Month: The Big Dipper

David Baumgartner writes about viewing the Great Bear and reminds readers of the Lyrid meteor shower peak on April 22.

Photo courtesy of Coso Geothermal.

Business / Economy

Community choice energy providers acquire long-term renewable resources

Monterey Bay Community Power and Silicon Valley Clean Energy sign contracts for 210MW of geothermal and solar energy in California.

Little league field in San Juan Bautista. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

Code enforcement hits SJB and Hollister following shelter-in-place violations

City managers respond to groups congregating in closed parks and hopping fences.