Vehicle fire in an alley off The Alameda in San Juan Bautista on June 17. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

Vehicle fire extinguished in San Juan Bautista

Fire occurred in an alley off The Alameda.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

June 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

140 people have tested positive since February, 20 are active patients, 118 have recovered; Premiere Cinemas in Hollister now open.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College approves tentative budget for 2020-21

With a high deficit, the district is scrambling to reduce costs.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: San Benito County must plan proactively for pandemic’s economic impacts

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that the county should start planning now for the pandemic's economic impacts and offers ideas moving forward.

Case Manager Daniel Padron working out of the arts room at the Esperanza Center. Photo courtesy of SBC Behavioral Health.

Health

County Behavioral Health continues to provide care

Case managers holding remote one-on-one and group sessions with clients.

Cara Denny, owner of Daisy's Saloon in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Benito bars and wineries cautiously reopen

Owners and customers are glad to be back.