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California Fish and Wildlife offering commercial cannabis permitting workshop

Free online workshop to cover licensing, cultivation and water concerns.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


July 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

418 people have tested positive since February, 69 are active patients, 347 have recovered.

Photo by Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire continues burning near Panoche Valley

1,508 acres scorched at 100% containment as of July 18; resident calls Cal Fire response ‘amazing.’

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD to consider implementing distance learning at start of school year

Trustees previously adopted a hybrid learning model on June 23.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Ignoring COVID-19 is dangerous for all

Terry Butler writes that we will be able to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus if everyone complies with health orders, but that seems like a big if nowadays due to the varying reactions of the citizenry to the restrictions required.

SBC Behavioral Health. File Photo.


SBC Behavioral Health provides resources for mental health during COVID-19

Services are offered to everyone in the county, regardless of insurance coverage.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHSD presents safety protocols for reopening

School safety team and colleagues unveil detailed plan.