Cal Fire extended an evacuation warning for the SCU Lightning Complex Fire to the northern county line on Aug. 20. Map data courtesy of County of Santa Clara, Bureau of Land Management, Esri, HERE, Garmin, USGS, NGA, EPA, USDA, NPS.

Police / Fire

SCU Lightning Complex Fire evacuation warning extends to county line

The fire is located in Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties, at 5% containment with 137,475 acres burned.

Photo provided by the Hollister Farm Service Agency.


San Benito and Santa Clara County producers urged to consider Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program coverage

NAP covers losses from natural disasters on crops for which no permanent federal crop insurance program is available.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


San Benito Stage Company to host take-out dinner fundraiser and auction

Delivery options available for seniors and those with health issues.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink continues community polling with a second survey

Seeking residents’ opinions on infrastructure and growth ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


San Benito County Health Department recommends flu vaccine

Drive-thru clinics to be held by appointment only in September and October.

Photo courtesy of Hope Harvest Festival.


Nonprofit pumpkin patch planned for Oct. 3-4 in K-Mart parking lot

The location allows for social distancing, but will have no vendors or food sales.

2020 Voting Kit. The area below “Official Election Mail” is where the voter address will be. File photo provided by the San Benito County Elections Department.

Government / Politics

San Benito County Elections Department provides six ballot drop box locations

Voters should expect to receive their voting kits in the mail in early October.

Road crew closed off one lane near Somerset Drive on Union Road in August 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.


San Benito County seeing a busy road repair season

Numerous projects underway, with others set to begin soon.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


August 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

902 people have tested positive since February, 10,620 tested in total, 98 are active patients, 797 have recovered and seven have died.