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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Updated Results

There are approximately 597 ballots left to be counted.

CCBE Outstanding Legislator Award presented to State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo courtesy of the Office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

California County Boards of Education awards Assemblyman Robert Rivas “2020 Outstanding Legislator”

Rivas given honor for working to improve California’s public schools and his support of local counties and school boards.

SBC Elections Office staff preparing ballots to be counted prior to the Nov. 3 election. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

SBC Elections Office checking challenged ballots

Just under 600 votes still not counted, mostly due to signature discrepancies.

Students in the Excel Beyond the Bell program. Photo courtesy of YMCA.


Local nonprofits receive $631K in COVID-19 relief grants

35 organizations get additional help to cover pandemic-related shortages.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victims of gangsters or gangsters as victims? Chapter 2

In this second installment, Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about how and why Hispanic criminal street gangs have proliferated in the region.

R.O. Hardin Elementary School. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

Education / Schools

HSD Board hears report on student mental health

Director of Student Services Kip Ward highlights hiring of social worker.

A float in the 2019 Lights On Parade. File photo by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle

Annual Lights On Parade with a twist

Hollister Downtown Association to host modified celebration at airport.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Nov. 25 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,784 people have tested positive since February, 117 are active patients, 1,651 have recovered and 16 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6.5%.