Ready for curbside pickup outside the San Benito County Free Library. File photo.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library wins $500K grant

Funds will be used to hire additional staff and improve internet connectivity.

San Benito County Official Seal courtesy of San Benito County

Health

San Benito County advances to Tier 2 of State Blueprint for a Safer Economy framework

Indoor restaurants, gyms, movie theaters, tattoo studios and places of worship may now open with restrictions.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo provided by the office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas elected vice chair of Latino Legislative Caucus

"The next legislative session will be incredibly important for the Caucus and for the health and wellbeing of the state’s Latino plurality," Rivas said.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Working families speak up for jobs

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes that the collective voice of labor stresses the need for local jobs to strengthen the middle class.

Linda Lampe at the counter of Worth Saving Mercantile and Thrift Store. Photo courtesy of Linda Lampe.

Business / Economy

Secondhand stores struggle to stay in business

Three managers speak about having to close their doors and the challenges of reopening.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 13 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,388 people have tested positive since February, 12 are active patients, 1,363 have recovered and 13 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 2.8%.