Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Dec. 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death and 44 new cases reported; 2,051 people have tested positive since February, 221 are active patients, 1,812 have recovered and 18 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 7.1%.

Patrons checking out the parklets on San Benito Street. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister offers Winter Ready Grant to businesses

Grant to be given to businesses that operate outside so they can winterize facilities by allowing them to be reimbursed for heaters, propane, canopies, and other items necessary to continue to operate outdoors.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

29th annual holiday toy drive for families at Emergency Winter Shelter

Community Action Board and Community Services and Workforce Development have partnered with MB Photography and Ohana Shave Ice to for a photo with Santa toy drive to collect unwrapped gifts.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Teach me to fish

Resident Randy Logue writes about using COVID-19 data to calculate statistics and help people make informed decisions.

Teacher Kellie Sabaska instructs students from home. Photo courtesy of Kellie Sabaska.

Education / Schools

Distance learning from a teacher’s perspective

Some HSD instructors say they’d rather continue with remote instruction.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Controversial Hollister police officer retires

Miguel Masso left HPD in September and attributed his leave to a lingering injury and the current climate toward law enforcement, among other factors.