Hollister Councilwoman Honor Spencer. File photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Councilwoman Spencer responds to accusations of unauthorized trip

Members argue over protocols for travel to Washington, D.C.

Photo provided by UCCE.


UC Cooperative Extension to host virtual meeting on grazing and prescribed burning for fire safety

One-hour workshop will also provide updates on two grants.

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State issues guidance for face coverings

High-risk situations include being inside of any indoor public space, obtaining services from the healthcare sector, waiting for or riding public transportation, and more.

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Police / Fire

Cal Fire to suspend burn permits in San Benito and Monterey counties

State fire agency said substantial rainfall this winter and spring created a significant crop of annual grass that has now cured. The brush and trees have begun their summer transition to highly flammable vegetation.

Irrigation check. Photo provided by Shawn Novack.

Environment / Nature

Water Resources Association provides water-wise landscape tips

Shawn Novack writes that to have enough water in the future, we must avoid wasting water in our homes and gardens today. 

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Education / Schools

Gavilan College Fall semester moves to online format

Laptop lending program available. Semester begins Aug. 24.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


June 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

191 people have tested positive since February, 28 are active patients, 161 have recovered.