BenitoLink Election Outreach 2020

BenitoLink Your Voice—Your Vote 2020 Election Forum Video Premiere

Federal, state and local candidates discuss how they plan to address local issues.

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News Release

BLM extends vehicle closures for Panoche and Tumey Hills due to fire danger

Extension in place until Nov. 13. Both recreation areas remain open for hiking, hunting and bicycling.

Facade designs for the Riverview II self-help housing project. Image courtesy of CSDC website.

Housing / Land Use

Application period open for self-help housing program

Participants will help each other build houses with onsite supervision and guidance of CSDC construction staff.

Hollister City Manager Brett Miller, COG Executive Director Mary Gilbert, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz, Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa and Capt. Chris Armstrong at an Oct. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Highway 25 expansion project. Photo by Noe Magaña.


COG holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Hwy 25 widening project

$241 million project will occur in phases, with construction not expected to begin for several years.

One of the new ballot drop boxes being installed near True Value Hardware on Fourth Street. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Ballot drop boxes installed around San Benito County

Locations offer safe, secure places for voters to turn in mail-in ballots.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Oct. 8 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,374 people have tested positive since February, 17 are active patients, 1,344 have recovered and 13 have died; the county’s positivity rate is 4.5%.