Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

 Suspect shot by Hollister Police is arrested

Suspect charged with five offenses.

Inaka's parklet in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

SJB Council votes to not reopen outdoor dining

Outgoing member Dan De Vries claims there’s no scientific evidence that eating outside results in dangerous rates of COVID-19 spread.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

San Benito County warns of potential COVID-19 vaccine scam

The vaccine is being released in batches and at this time and it is unknown how long it will be before it is made available to everyone.

Outgoing Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir said she is done with politics. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir bids farewell at final meeting

Rick Perez and Tim Burns sworn into office, with Mayor Ignacio Velazquez also sworn in for fifth term.

Proposed node at Highway 129/Searle Road. File photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

SBC Supervisors rezone second Hwy 101 node for commercial use

Group cites environmental concerns in their opposition to developing the area.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Dec. 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death reported, 2,687 people have tested positive since February, 450 are active patients, 2,214 have recovered and 23 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 13.9%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0.7%.