Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 8 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty-five confirmed cases since February, three active, 50 recovered; SBHS to light up stadium every Friday night in tribute to class of 2020; upcoming May 11 virtual meeting on real estate, professional services, offices.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police investigating burglary and vehicle theft at San Benito High School

HPD said hand tools and two Kawasaki brand utility task vehicles taken overnight.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.


Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to re-open outpatient lab

Will provide access for medically vulnerable patients.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Shelter order moves into Stage Two

Expansion to be phased in gradually for lower-risk businesses.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Declaration of 2020 Fire Season

Active as of 8 a.m. on May 18.

Shauna Tuleu with Infiniti, Bryston Robeson with Inifiniti, Austin Wagenknecht with Infiniti, Kristen Borth with Inifiniti, Terry Cook with SBMA/PHA, and Robert Mackler with SBMA/PHA. Photo provided by SBMA.


San Benito Medical Associates receives Health Net community grant

Program works to improve the health of the state’s most vulnerable populations through a variety of interventions.

The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

Housing / Land Use

Court order temporarily halts Betabel C-1 rezoning

County and property owners will present arguments at May 19 hearing.