Alan Viarengo. Photo courtesy of Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

Gavilan instructor arrested on felony charges

Statistics teacher in custody after allegedly sending profane communications to Santa Clara County public health officer.

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Searching the Sky: Uranus and Neptune at their best in autumn sky

David Baumgartner writes that each planet has a greenish tint, making it somewhat easer to distinguish from the stars.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


The benefits of cattle grazing for reducing fire fuels and hazard

The California Cattle Council recently funded a UC Cooperative Extension project to evaluate how much fine fuel (grasses and other plants) are eaten by cattle on rangelands, and how this may affect wildfire behavior.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Sept. 2 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,123 people have tested positive since February, 12,553 tested in total, 99 are active patients, 1,024 have recovered and eight have died.

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Police / Fire

Sept. 2 fire watch for San Benito County

SCU Lightning Complex at 391,578 acres burned and 72% contained; National Weather Service issues excessive heat watch for Labor Day weekend.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD Trustees pass resolution to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline

Board also agrees to translate all meetings and documents into Spanish.

Red Cross volunteer Robyn Cohen at St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Red Cross volunteers have short stay at St. Francis Retreat

Members deployed to provide shelter, food and medical services to those affected by regional wildfires.