NOAA winter forecast, courtesy of Shawn Novack.

Environment / Nature

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration releases winter forecast

Water Resources Association Conservation Program Manager Shawn Novack writes that the forecast favors warmer, drier conditions across the southern tier of the U.S., and cooler, wetter conditions in the north thanks in part to an ongoing La Niña.

South Valley Community Church volunteer Julie Carpenedo, Sunnyslope 4-H leader Sheryl Wenzlik, 4-H All-Stars Samantha Slykas and Makayla Wenzlik, and 4-H leader Jennifer Kelly. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

San Benito Lifestyle

Volunteers gather for Hollister fall cleanup

Organizations pitch in to beautify downtown.

Proposed Strada Verde project site. Photo by Alexii of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and provided by Mary Hsia-Coron.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Strada Verde developer makes big promises, but where are the guarantees?

Fallon Greig writes about the project put forth by Newport Pacific Land Company.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 29 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,449 people have tested positive since February, 17 are active patients, 1,417 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.