BenitoLink Election Outreach 2020

BenitoLink releases standalone election forum videos

In addition to all of the political contests included in the virtual election forum on Oct. 8, new videos are available for the San Benito County Office of Education District 1, Hollister School District Trustee Areas 2 and 4, and San Benito County Health Care District Zones 1 and 5.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police investigate downtown vandalism

Reports of numerous incidents the week of Oct. 1 consisting of red spray paint depicting the word 'worm.'

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A modern fairy tale

No on Measure N sponsor Mary Zanger writes that the proposed Strada Verde project reminds her of a fairy tale in which San Benito County is Rapunzel, with 'golden hair of pristine water and fertile agricultural land.'

Settling Pond at the San Juan Wastewater Treatment Plant. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista selects path to resolve water problems

City will send waste water to Hollister and import water from West Hills Water Treatment Plant.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,407 people have tested positive since February, 20 are active patients, 1,373 have recovered and 14 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.