California Highway Patrol. File photo.

Police / Fire

Fatal single vehicle collision on Panoche Road

Occurred west of Little Panoche Road. It is unknown at this time if drug or alcohol impairment was a factor.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Oct. 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,386 people have tested positive since February, 19 are active patients, 1,354 have recovered and 13 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4.5%.

Jimmy Panetta and Jeff Gorman.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for California’s 20th congressional district

Challenger Jeff Gorman has raised close to $50K, while incumbent Jimmy Panetta is over $1.3 million.

Gavilan College site at the Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College partners with Catholic Charities and Youth Alliance to offer student housing solutions

The community college is sponsoring a webinar introducing a new student service, the House Sharing program, on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

Paper straws. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Plastic ban coming to San Juan Bautista

City mandates use of reusable and compostable products starting Jan. 1.