Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


June 11 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

112 people have tested positive since February, 11 are active patients, 99 have recovered; County Office of Education issues update on reopening next school year; DMV offices now open statewide.

Two linemen on a telephone pole. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Congressman Panetta co-introduces Utility Resilience and Reliability Act

Bill announced last year in response to Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

Office of Education celebrates top readers in Spring Footsteps 2 Brilliance program

Early childhood programming offers books, games and activities in English and Spanish.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Love in the Time of Corona

Cesar Gamboa writes a perspective on reinforcing community through recognizing our interdependent contributions and impacts.

A rendering of the gas station design rejected by the SJB Planning Commission. Image from June 3 meeting agenda packet.

Housing / Land Use

SJB Planning Commission rejects roof design for gas station island

Owner will return in July with an alternative that reflects town character.