Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Dec. 1 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death reported as of Dec. 1, 1,929 people have tested positive since February, 167 are active patients, 1,722 have recovered and 17 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 6%.

Una Mas Saloon in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Una Mas Saloon an ‘administrative headache’ for San Juan Bautista

City Manager Don Reynolds explores enforcement options as local bar ignores state COVID guidelines.

BenitoLink's board, staff and reporters meet for their annual retreat in early 2020. Photo by Leslie David.


Forget Giving Tuesday, let’s call it Giving NewsDay

Local news needs community members who care enough about what is going on to pay for it. BenitoLink is fortunate to have supporters who will do this.

Business / Economy

Gov. Newsom announces immediate assistance for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Temporary tax relief entails an automatic three-month income tax extension for taxpayers filing less than $1 million in sales tax.

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Searching the Sky: Using binoculars to stargaze

David Baumgartner writes that two eyes are better than one when it comes to viewing the skies.