Former Hollister city manager Bill Avera shows a map of the earthquake zone that runs down San Benito Street. Photo by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Is Hollister ready for the next big one?

With the 31st anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake on Oct. 17, former city manager Bill Avera takes BenitoLink on a downtown walking tour to discuss retrofitting.

Photo provided by Scott Fuller.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Yes on N—separating fact from fiction

SBC Business Council President and District 4 Supervisor candidate Bob Tiffany writes that there has been a lot of misinformation spread about the ballot measure concerning Strada Verde.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Heat advisory in effect until Oct. 16

Temperatures in the upper 80s to low 100s are expected, with the hottest inland areas pushing to 101-103.

San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School allows resumption of training and conditioning on campus

Student-athletes may participate in only one cohort and sport at a time.

Robert Rivas and Gregory Swett.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for State Assembly District 30

Incumbent Robert Rivas has received over $600K in contributions; challenger Greg Swett is self-financing his campaign with $1,000.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Oct. 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,390 people have tested positive since February, 14 are active patients, 1,363 have recovered and 13 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 2.8%; San Benito Arts Council offering two COVID-related grants.