Sophia Rossi. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Hope Harvest Festival holds drive-thru pumpkin patch in Hollister

Pumpkins go missing after being left out overnight.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park modifies fire restrictions

Most trails and the road to Bear Gulch re-open.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: How candidates fool voters with a slow growth platform

Anne Stickett writes about housing growth in San Benito County.

A homeless encampment moved from Dunne Park to the empty lot on Fourth Street in Hollister next to Briggs building. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Shopping cart ordinance sign of bigger issue with Hollister’s homeless

If approved with a second reading on Oct. 19, it would allow the city to remove shopping carts from parks, sidewalks and other public places.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,377 people have tested positive since February, 19 are active patients, 1,345 have recovered and 13 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4.5%.