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Health

San Benito County prepares for extended high temperatures

Guidance issued on keeping people and pets safe.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Column

COLUMN: County should cap housing growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki contends the state law banning growth caps for jurisdictions like Hollister amounts to a power grab by California leaders, and that San Benito County should implement an annual cap on single-family housing in unincorporated areas since it is exempt from the rules.

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Health

Vaping linked to higher risk of COVID-19 in teens and young adults

A young person who has vaped and smoked cigarettes is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a recently published study. Someone who only vaped is five times as likely to get diagnosed.

Homeless encampment in San Benito County. File photo.

News Release

Challenge accepted: 100 days to end youth homelessness

The aim is to help communities fast-track housing placements and coordinate access to services for young adults.

Photo courtesy of Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

HFD releases findings on July 12 downtown fire

Working with the tri-county Arson Task Force, the fire department determined the ignition as electrical in nature.

Officer Julio A. Martinez, Sergeant Rosie Betanio, and Interim Chief Carlos Reynoso. Photo courtesy of HPD.

Police / Fire

Police officers of color speak about working on the force

Hollister’s interim chief Reynoso: ‘I’ve always treated people the way I would want my family members treated.’

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

859 people have tested positive since February, 10,449 tested in total, 79 are active patients, 776 have recovered and four have died.