Two linemen on a telephone pole. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Power outages affecting Hollister residents

Affected areas experiencing up to 18 hours without power.

Tyler Bennedetti, a Cal Poly SLO student from Hollister. Photo courtesy of Tyler Bennedetti.

Schools & Education

Pandemic grounds college students in San Benito County

Despite feeling bored and distracted, they would rather stay home for classes than attend in person.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Sept. 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,209 people have tested positive since February, 13,153 tested in total, 74 are active patients, 1,125 have recovered and 10 have died.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Sept. 9 fire watch for San Benito County

SCU Lightning Complex at 396,624 acres burned and 96% contained. Full containment expected on Sept. 12.

Strada Verde Land Use Plan. Image from the Initiative.

Government / Politics

Further changes made to Measure N ballot question

Board of Supervisors approves reducing attorney fees owed to petitioner.

ER staff at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.


High positivity and case rates keeps county from advancing in state’s reopening guidelines

San Benito and 32 other counties are under maximum restrictions.