San Benito County addresses recent surge of COVID-19 cases as the holidays approach

Increase of 113 new cases reported between Nov. 15-21.

Highway 101 from the Betabel exit. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Caltrans creating business plan for Highway 101

Document aims to identify funding for transportation projects in San Benito County and elsewhere.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Panetta and others introduce bipartisan bill to reauthorize WHIP program for 2020 wildfires

Legislation would support growers with crops impacted by smoke exposure.

The basket "assembly line" on Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of Sarah Nordwick.

San Benito Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Basket Brigade gives back to community

Students of Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts raise funds to distribute food to 200 families this week.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Nov. 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death reported, 1,767 people have tested positive since February, 124 are active patients, 1,628 have recovered and 16 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.5%.