Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


May 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-five people have tested positive since February, 18 are active, 65 have recovered; State Senator Anna Caballero releases video PSA about importance of COVID-19 testing; library starts curbside pickup in June.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.


County health official attributes new COVID-19 positives to ‘people gathering more’

Of the 1,245 tests conducted at Vets Memorial Building, four have come back positive.

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Strada Verde Innovation Park initiative submitted to Elections Office

Project aims to create autonomous vehicle testing facility in San Benito County.

MACE member Al Gutierrez at the 2019 Cinco de Mayo dance gives an emotional speech about Adolfo Berlanga, the late owner of El Nopal Bakery in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Local scholarship organization ends after 50 years

MACE struggles to attract new members.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. File Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library to offer curbside pickup service

Customers can request and pick up materials starting June 2.

Volunteers for the Manger nonprofit at the New Harvest Church packaging dinner to give out. “I’ve been volunteering since the beginning. More people have shown up every week from volunteers to those benefiting from our services," said volunteer Janet Lezama. Photo provided by Community Foundation.


Community Foundation grants over $100,000 to local nonprofits

COVID-19 Relief Fund helps provide a collective approach to addressing emergency needs.

Yvette Fragozo performed live in front of a panel of judges on February 5 in Burbank, California for the television show 'Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.' Photo courtesy of Yvette Fragozo.

San Benito Lifestyle

Local teen singer taking next steps in TV talent show

Yvette Fragozo prepares for quarterfinals for ‘Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.’