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Business / Economy

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant application deadline extended

Applicants now have until Jan. 13 to submit for relief funding.

Members of Preserve Our Rural Communities and Protect San Benito held a mock funeral procession from San Benito County Superior Court to the county administration building on Jan. 5. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Environmentalists protest development moves

Land use group says supervisors and developers have eroded their success with the No on Measure K initiative from the March primary election.

Daniel Garcia and Veronica Hernandez welcomed their newborn daughter, Adelynn, into the world on Jan. 2 at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo courtesy of HHMH.

News Release

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital welcomes first baby of the new year  

Baby girl Adelynn arrived Jan. 2 at 7:52 a.m.

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Art & Culture

Poetry Out Loud competition moves online

Several virtual training sessions will take place before the finals on Jan. 29.

Early Hollister Fire Department Hose Company. Photo courtesy of HFD.

History & Profiles

Hollister Fire Department celebrates 145th anniversary

Local powerhouse tends to fires throughout San Benito County and the state.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Seventy new cases reported, 3,952 people have tested positive, 538 are active patients, 3,380 have recovered and 34 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 15.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.