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Government / Politics

Candidates for the November 3 General Election

Several offices have been given extended nomination periods until Aug. 12.

Thousands of cans wait to be filled with processed tomatoes the morning of Aug. 6, 2020. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Meeting between Hollister and San Benito Foods expected on Aug. 10

Interim City Manager Brett Miller said if there is an agreement, it would go to the City Council on Aug. 17.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Nomination period extended for San Juan Bautista offices

Currently, no one has qualified to run for city treasurer or city clerk.

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Sports & Recreation

COVID-19 guidance released for youth sports

This guidance impacts all youth sports and activities, including school-based, club, recreational youth sports and studio sports including but not limited to: cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, and martial arts.

Photo courtesy of YMCA of San Benito County.

Children and Youth

YMCA of San Benito County program works to support families during distance learning

Excel Beyond the Bell offers lifeline to working parents seeking help with childcare.

San Juan Bautista Councilman John Freeman. File photo.

Government / Politics

John Freeman seeking reelection to San Juan Bautista City Council

Freeman writes that he is running again to complete important projects such as improving the city drinking water and wastewater treatment system.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressmen Panetta co-introduces Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act

If approved, the legislation would provide authority for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to work collaboratively with state partners to implement wildfire mitigation projects.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister hosts Gavilan College classes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Nominations open for 2020 Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards

Three sets of awards are presented for the communities of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Benito County.

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Business / Economy

Tri-County business webinar planned for August 12

'Operation Green during COVID-19' to offer strategies for a safe environment and increased profits during crisis.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

San Benito County seeks collaboration from cities on COVID-19 penalties

Supervisors focus on ordinance for unincorporated areas due to limited enforcement capabilities.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


August 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

709 people have tested positive since February, 9,256 tested in total, 51 are active patients, 654 have recovered and four have died; deadline for Community Action Board's Non-Traditional Service Provider Assistance Grant program extended to Aug. 17.