Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


April 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-seven confirmed cases since February, four of which are active, 41 recovered; free face covering distribution on April 25; Gov. Newsom signs executive order forbidding debt collectors from garnishing CARES Act stimulus checks.

Various designs of face coverings. Photo provided by Karen Stacy.


County offering free face covering distribution

Drive-thru event to take place April 25.

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS on ‘Best High School’ list for second consecutive year

The school ranked 626th out of 2,605 in California, and 4,204th out of 17,792 nationwide.

Homeless at Dunne Park in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves $250K for homeless shelter

Funding will help maintain daily operations, which have switched to a 24-hour schedule since shelter-in-place went into effect.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Caltrans District 5 to hold series of small business webinars

Two courses to provide overview of state certification options and selling goods or obtaining contracts to work with the state.

Preserve Our Rural Communities (PORC) members rally outside the San Benito County Administration Building on Fourth Street before a public hearing on the Highway 101 commercial nodes on Sept. 10, 2019. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Virus halts land-use initiative efforts

Members of Preserve Our Rural Communities focus on staying safe.