Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


July 1 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

239 people have tested positive since February, 35 are active patients, 202 have recovered; SBHS discusses strategies to open; San Benito Stage Company begins online auditions.

Summer Art Camp 2020. Photos provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Arts Council announces virtual Summer Art Camps

Three-day camp provides opportunity for students to try different styles, mediums and techniques.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta

News Release

Congressman Panetta Co-Introduces the Opportunity Starts at Home Act

The act establishes a tax credit supporting affordable housing financed by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit for vulnerable individuals and those with serious and long-term disabilities.

San Benito Stage Company. Photo by SBSC

Art & Culture

The San Benito Stage Company begins online auditions

Talent show will be streamed July 25 on YouTube.


Police / Fire

Hollister Police and Fire respond to hazardous material leak

Evacuations in effect around Haydon, Hawkins and Monterey streets.

Illustrative site plan from public filing of initiative.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Project is the potential job-producer we need

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes that the county has an opportunity to counter pandemic's economic impacts. (Illustrative of Strada Verde site plan taken from public filing of initiative.)

Workers and machinery working behind the construction fence that was placed around some of the construction area near Gold's Gym. The building next to the fence will be removed. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

New housing near Gold’s Gym under construction

Project includes 85 units, a mix of apartments, townhomes and single-family homes.