State issues limited stay at home order for purple tier counties

All gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the home with members of other households required to cease between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., except for those activities associated with critical infrastructure or required by law.

Defense attorney Arthur Cantu and defendant Sang Ji in San Benito County Superior Court. Photo by John Chadwell.


San Benito County seeking feedback on its public defenders

Survey deadline extended to Dec. 1.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Guilty until proven innocent

Resident Randy Logue writes about COVID-19 and San Benito County's move back to the purple tier.

Davenport during CZU Complex Fire. Photo courtesy of Bureau of Land Management.


Assembly Agriculture Committee examines impacts of wildfires on California agriculture

The hearing, led by State Assemblyman Robert Rivas, included speakers who talked of the effects on agricultural workers, farms and farmlands, economic impacts, and agriculture-based wildfire mitigation opportunities.

Gifted Basketball. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

SBHS earns Unified Champion School designation

Special Olympics of Northern California recognizes district for fourth year in a row.

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Tips for a safe Thanksgiving during COVID-19

Public Health Officer David Ghilarducci’s advice on how to prepare for a gathering, how to stay protected and what to do afterwards.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Nov. 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,676 people have tested positive since February, 95 are active patients, 1,566 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.3%.