Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital has tents set up outside to service a higher amount of patients. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

230 COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to San Benito County

Additional doses are expected in the weeks ahead, but it’s unknown when they’ll be available to the public.

Courtney Evans and deputies with the San Benito County Sheriff's Office at a Dec. 15 Board of Supervisors meeting. Image from video taken by resident Elia Salinas.

Police / Fire

Resident arrested prior to Board of Supervisors meeting

Courtney Evans said she assumes she broke a rule requiring face masks.

Nonprofits

Overcoming 2020 by building for the future

BenitoLink's fall Pledge of Champions fundraiser sets the stage for the coming year.

Maylani Mahler. Photo courtesy of HSD.

Education / Schools

HSD fills assistant principal role for new school

Maylani Mahler will move from Ladd Lane to Rancho Santana School in April 2021.

Packs pick up by Irma Torrez with CPS. Photo courtesy of the Women's Club of Hollister.

Children and Youth

Women’s Club provides care backpacks to families in need

Items include quilts, clothes and hygiene essentials.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Science

Constellation of the Month: Pegasus

David Baumgartner writes that Andromeda and Pegasus were the only two constellations to share a common star, but that has since been given solely to Pegasus.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Dec. 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death reported, 2,538 people have tested positive since February, 363 are active patients, 2,153 have recovered and 22 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 13.9%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 1.6%.