Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-three confirmed cases since February, seven of which are active, 54 recovered; agricultural businesses now eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans; HPD will continue with required registration of sex offenders with no changes despite executive order allowing agencies to register remotely.

A group called San Benito Citizens for Brighter Future Protested out in front of San Benito Superior Court during the May 19 hearing, demonstrating in favor of the Betabel development. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Court stops Betabel rezoning until after state shelter order is lifted

Judge Breen gives PORC 30 additional days to pursue land use referendum.

2019 Southside Migrant Health Fair. Photo provided.


Migrant Health Fair postponed due to pandemic

Program provides access to medical, dental, hearing and vision screenings for migrant children and their families.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister agencies to apply for COVID-19 grant funding

Staff seeks $30K from CARES Act, while the fire department puts in for two FEMA grants.

JMM Dance Co. Founding Director Veronica Vasquez at the 2019 Startup Challenge Monterey Bay. Dance Minds is one program offered by the Hollister dance studio. Photo by Matt Koller.

Business / Economy

JMM Dance Co. places in Startup Challenge Monterey Bay finals

San Benito dance studio competes for second year in a row. This year's challenge took place online and saw 31 finalists compete in four divisions.