July 27 traffic on Panoche Road near the Wiggle Tail grade, between Panoche Valley and Paicines General Store. Photo courtesy of Robert Frusetta.

Police / Fire

Traffic delays due to Cottonwood Fire on Hwy 152

Panoche Road backed up with cars and semis traveling into the county.

Range Camp. Photo provided by Devii Rao.


UC Cooperative Extension offers virtual range camp

Video topics include rangeland ecology and management, botany, ranch economics, wildlife, and more.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Resurfacing project near King City closes Hwy 101 ramps

Starting July 27, the northbound Wildhorse Road on and off ramps will be closed until Aug. 10. The southbound on and off ramps will be closed until Aug. 23.

San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant Pond 1. Photo by Robert Eliason.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: San Juan’s wastewater treatment plant adds to city’s water woes

2019 EPA inspection identified 11 areas of concern and described the facility as ‘aging’ and in ‘significant noncompliance.’

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


July 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

553 people in San Benito County have tested positive since February, 63 are active patients, 488 have recovered.