Students at Spring Grove School returned to in-person instruction on Oct. 28. Photo courtesy of Spring Grove School.

Education / Schools

Spring Grove School reports one positive COVID-19 case

Email sent to parents states students are not at risk.

4-H San Benito County All Stars Mikayla Wenzlik, Samantha Slykas and Meaghan Ricker. Photo courtesy of Mikayla Wenzlik.

San Benito Lifestyle

4-H All-Stars host gingerbread house contest

San Benito County residents invited to submit photos of entries in categories of holiday traditions, open design and 4-H design.

Lois Long at Lois's Unique Home Furnishings in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Nighttime holiday shopping returns to San Juan Bautista

Merchants stay open late on Saturdays through Dec. 19.

San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.


SBC Office of Education collaborates with Behavioral Health Department for mental health services

Through grants and other specialized funding, schools have worked to provide additional counselors, social workers and mental health therapists to address growing need.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

San Juan Bautista Rotary Club holding holiday decorating contest

Winners will be announced by Santa on Dec. 18 as he drives through downtown in a firetruck and awards prizes.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Nov. 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,643 people have tested positive since February, 82 are active patients, 1,546 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.