Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-two confirmed cases since February, two active, 48 recovered and two deaths; Supervisors Botelho and Hernandez will host virtual, industry-specific focus groups through Zoom; Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program available to those not usually eligible for regular benefits.

An estimated 14,000 bikers came to town for the 2019 rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Independence Rally 2020 postponed

Rally rescheduled for 2021.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD creates parent FAQ to address distance learning questions

Answers inquiries including what is happening with grading and how to know if a student is on-track.

RNs Cindy Dalcin, Courtney Parrinello, Ariana Sanchez and Laura Brigantino told stories of how the community reached out in support and gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hazel Hawkins Hospital staff send love letter to community

Nurses describe a windfall of support including food and protective equipment.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Housing / Land Use

Court order postpones evictions

For a limited time, renters are protected if their inability to pay is related to COVID-19. But they’ll still be responsible for unpaid rent.