Photo by Jake Medina.

Police / Fire

Keeping an eye out for porch pirates

Hollister resident, postal inspector and police chief offer advice on how to prevent package thefts.

Photo courtesy of Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Children and Youth

LULAC Youth partners with San Benito County Free Library on Christmas stockings for low-income kids

Gifts and stockings delivered to those living in farmworker housing at the Villa Luna Apartments.  

Tiki Dellamora, right, is shown accepting another award at the Central Coast Chapter's recognition event in 2018, honoring local Red Cross volunteers. Pictured with Tiki is Michele Averill, CEO of the local Red Cross chapter. Photo provided by Red Cross.

News Release

Virtual event celebrates Red Cross volunteers in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz counties

Three San Benito residents among recipients.

The Halayay family runs Cozy Cup Cafe in Hollister. Frank is on the right. Photo courtesy of Wendy Halayay.

Business / Economy

Local restaurant owner dies from COVID-19 complications

Frank Halayay of Cozy Cup Cafe in Hollister leaves behind his family and a community of regulars.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Dec. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death and 110 new cases reported, 3,074 people have tested positive since February, 532 are active patients, 2,518 have recovered and 24 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.