California moves into new tiered system

San Benito County is in the highest risk tier.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

News Release

Hollister police arrest burglary suspect

Suspect found to be in possession of property linked to earlier burglaries.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista fills Urban Growth Boundary Committee

Council candidate Jackie Morris-Lopez selected for public-at-large seat.

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Animal Control and Services seeks information in suspected animal abuse case

Burns caused injury to cat's skin, paw pads, and eyes that would require extensive medical treatment.

SAR members during field training on the De Anza Trail. Photo courtesy by Steve Dunlava.

Police / Fire

Search and Rescue team answers the call to assist

Trained volunteers help out local law enforcement with fires, evacuations and crime scenes.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Aug. 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,042 people have tested positive since February, 12,002 tested in total, 106 are active patients, 928 have recovered and an additional death totaling eight.

Aug. 28 evacuation map. Green areas on map are being allowed re-entry.


Aug. 28 fire watch for San Benito County

The SCU Lightning Complex Fire has burned 372,971 acres and is 35% contained as of 1:40 p.m.