Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Dec. 24 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty new cases reported, 3,231 people have tested positive since February, 637 are active patients, 2,568 have recovered and 26 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.2%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Severinsen Street resident Jason Rianda stands in front of his home. Photo courtesy of Jason Rianda.

San Benito Lifestyle

Severinsen Street lights fuel the holiday spirit

Hollister residents spread joy by decorating for Christmas.

GardenShoppe owner Marci Huston on Dec. 24. Her business is one of many included in a local wish book. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Local organization creates wish book of businesses

Mia Casey said the project aims to help those struggling to stay afloat during pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Hollister Animal Shelter closed due to possible COVID-19 exposure

Field services for Hollister Police Animal Care and Services will remain active, as deemed necessary.

Linda Lampe and volunteers help load a truck and a trailer with toys next to Santa Claus to be delivered on Dec. 24. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Hollister Community Outreach distributing toys for the holidays

Local nonprofit seeks donations of boys toys.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Education / Schools

SBC Chamber of Commerce scholarship deadline approaches

Open to all San Benito seniors graduating in 2020-21.