Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.


United Way calling for ‘Stuff the Bus’ volunteers

Volunteers will be given a timeframe to help fill backpacks, in order to comply with social distancing requirements.

Jose Martinez-Saldaña. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Time to remove school resource officers from our schools

Jose Martinez-Saldaña writes that the myth of violence at schools has long been used as a justification to place police officers in school settings.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Sports & Recreation

SBHS football returns to practice, then packs it back in

Sports programs stop all activities and receive revamped sport schedules following county’s inclusion on state COVID-19 monitoring list.

The Sakaguchi family at Inaka. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street makeover keeps restaurants from fully closing

Owners speak about outdoor dining on the main thoroughfare.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


August 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

689 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 9,085 tested in total, 72 are active patients, 613 have recovered and four have died; Hollister School District distributing Chromebooks Aug. 5-7.