Poll worker help residents at the San Benito County Elections Office on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Civic-minded residents manage SBC polling stations

Four captains bring years of experience in helping others express their votes.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Small Business Administration releases streamlined forgiveness application for PPP loans of $50K or less

Action simplifies the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness process to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars. 

File photo by Joshua Miller.

News Release

Police Arrest Suspect in Arson and Vandalism Cases

Downtown surveillance cameras helped police find suspect.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Searching the Sky: The show of giant planets

David Baumgartner writes that if not for the Moon, Jupiter would be the brightest object in the sky until Venus rises in the early morning hours at this time of year.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Nov. 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,478 people have tested positive since February, 33 are active patients, 1,430 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.

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

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Warning against Strada Verde developer

Preserve Our Rural Communities Secretary Mary Hsia-Coron writes about receiving a warning letter about Newport Pacific Land Company and their involvement with a Reno residential development.

Photo provided by Supervisor Mark Medina.


COMMENTARY: First and foremost, we are Americans

Supervisor Mark Medina writes that regardless of what party, candidate, propositions or measures are victorious on Election Day, he will choose to rise above incivility and work together.