Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

House passes Congressman Panetta-cosponsored FEMA Assistance Relief Act 

Bill aims to ease financial burdens for state, local, tribal and territorial governments that have received FEMA disaster assistance for emergencies, such as wildfires, in 2020.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victim of gangsters or gangsters as victims?

Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes the first in a series of columns about the evolution of Hispanic criminal street gangs in California. Taylor has spent the majority of his career in gang enforcement, disruption and intervention.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Tom Steyer to speak at Monterey Bay Economic Partnership State of the Region

Sixth annual meeting switches to virtual format on Dec. 2.

Adult condor in Pinnacles holding pen. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Dolan Fire devastates Central Coast condor population

Pinnacles National Park and Ventana Wildlife Society say it’s ‘the single biggest loss of condors from a wildfire since releases began in California in 1992.’

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Nov. 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,652 people have tested positive since February, 83 are active patients, 1,554 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.