Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

Containment at 50%, 1,400 acres burned as of 7:01 a.m. on July 16.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


July 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

408 people have tested positive since February, 72 are active patients, 334 have recovered.

Teamsters Local Union No. 890 representative Jorge Valenzuela addresses the crowd in front of Hollister City Hall. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito Foods employees protest in front of Hollister City Hall

Company is negotiating with the city on water fees related to tomato cannery waste.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

County seeks applicants for COVID-19 Disaster Small Business Relief grant program

Grants of up to $15,000 may be used for expenses associated with re-opening businesses in compliance with state and local requirements, payroll, business lease or rent and more.

Scorpius constellation. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Constellation of the Month: Scorpius

David Baumgartner writes about how a scorpion ended up as one of the larger designs in the sky.

Photo taken by Emilia Gonzalez from Panoche Elementary School.

Art & Culture

Rural students learn photography amid COVID-19 shutdown

Kirti Bassendine works with Jefferson and Panoche elementary schools on composition and framing.