Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-four confirmed cases since February, two active, 50 recovered; Behavioral Health will host May 8 'Wellness Routines for Uncertain Times' webinar; May 8 virtual meeting on hospitality and food businesses.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District names new principals

Board of Trustees recently approved Antonio Vela as principal of Rancho San Justo Middle School and Colleen Myers as principal of Cerra Vista Elementary. 

Hollister District 1 Councilwoman Carol Lenoir. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: An open letter to downtown

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes about downtown revitalization and efforts to continue ad hoc committee work.

A yellow "OK" sign hangs in the window of a San Juan Bautista home. The sign is part of a community wellness program that allows neighbors to communicate without using electronic devices. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista uses color code to check in with residents

Community wellness program asks locals to put cards in their windows—yellow if okay and red if they need non-emergency assistance.

State Senator Anna Caballero. File Photo.

Government / Politics

State Senator Caballero introduces bill to help renters and property owners impacted by COVID-19

Legislation would authorize the state housing department to administer program to provide financial relief for California tenants.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Panetta co-introduces legislation to create Health Force and expand response to COVID-19

If approved, the health force would recruit, train and employ Americans to expand the public health workforce to combat the coronavirus.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County


San Benito County hosts no-cost COVID-19 testing

Testing will be available to all residents with a focus on—but not limited to—underserved populations, healthcare employees, essential workers, those over 60 years of age and those with chronic illnesses.

Eddie, Christopher, Aaron and Lani Hoang. Photo courtesy of Eddie Hoang.


Local music video says ‘Go Away Corona’

Miyako owner Eddie Hoang and family create and share a song to help lighten the mood during COVID-19.