Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Hwy 198 at Hwy 25 to close due to wildfire

Long term closure begins July 19; several other closures could impact San Benito commuters.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister Heroes 5K virtual run planned for July 25

Runners can track their own time and create individualized 5K courses.

Artist Ruth Asawa creating a looped wire structure (circa 1957). Photo courtesy of Akira Boch.

Art & Culture

Former San Juan resident nominated for L.A. Area Emmy

Akira Boch documents WWII-era mass incarceration of Japanese Americans.

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School moving to full distance learning for start of school year

Board of Trustees expected to formally approve the approach at a July 21 meeting.

San Benito County Official Seal courtesy of San Benito County

Health

San Joaquin Valley counties promote self-isolation for those who are sick

New websites launched to provide clear step-by-step instructions.

Rider McDowell. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Questions answered about Betabel

Creator Rider McDowell responds to questions about the project off Highway 101.

Jung Choi said she was remorseful for her involvement in the killing of Hollister resident Yoon Ji, but that did not sway the judge as he sentenced her to 11 years in prison. Photo by John Chadwell.

Justice

Jung Choi sentenced to 11 years for voluntary manslaughter

She had pleaded no contest to charges in the killing of Hollister resident Yoon Ji.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

434 people have tested positive since February, 68 are active patients, 364 have recovered; SBHS to move to full distance learning for start of 2020-21 school year; SBC offering small business relief grant program.