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Government / Politics

Legislation protecting renters from evictions passes in California

The COVID-19 Tenant Relief Act will protect renters from evictions due to a COVID-related hardship until Jan. 31, 2021, but still hold them responsible for paying past due rents to landlords.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

California Legislature passes first-in-the-nation COVID-19 Farmworker Relief Package

Bills now heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk for consideration.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista has no candidates in two local races

City seeking write-ins for city treasurer and city clerk.

Andre, Mike, Priscilla, Mia, and Makai Jones of Mmm Churros! Photo courtesy of Priscilla Jones.

Business / Economy

New Hollister company incentivizes customers to send churros to first responders with discounts

Priscilla and Mike Jones spent two years coming up with their vegan churro recipe.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Sept. 1 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,112 people have tested positive since February, 12,450 tested in total, 108 are active patients, 996 have recovered and eight have died; SBC Public Health Services offers tips to stay safe on Labor Day weekend.

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Police / Fire

Sept. 1 fire watch for San Benito County

SCU Lightning Complex Fire at 390,157 acres burned and 70% contained.