Hollister School District Trustees Carla Torres-Deluna, Stephen Kain, Jan Grist, Robert Bernosky and Elizabeth Martinez at a Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rancho Santana School. File photo by Heather Graham.

Education / Schools

HSD Board approves a $497K increase for Rancho Santana School project

Contingency fund depleted to help cover costs.

SBHS Food Service Supervisor Jim Lewis. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School free food program to continue with waiver

Meals will be distributed from the Baler Alley location between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 31.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


State ban on selling flavored tobacco products goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021

Violators will face a $250 fine.

Horses at Dreamweaver Ranch. Photo courtesy of Shelby Martin.


Local horse ranch opens its doors to evacuated animals

An ewe gives birth to three lambs during its stay.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Aug. 31 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,097 people have tested positive since February, 12,110 tested in total, 117 are active patients, 972 have recovered and eight have died.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Aug. 31 fire watch for San Benito County

SCU Lightning Complex at 383,157 acres burned and 60% contained as of Aug. 31; River and Carmel fires close to full containment. Still no evac orders for San Benito County.