Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

Human remains found on Salinas Grade Road

Police state that the body is believed to be male, and could have been there as long as a few weeks to a few months ago.

Sylvia DeLuna and Melanie Burns have become friends since sharing their experiences working as bus drivers for San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of Melanie Burns.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Former SBHS employees allege abuse, wrongful terminations

Three bus drivers have sued the San Benito High School District because of one supervisor. Two were awarded large settlements and the third is still in court.*

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Hollister Animal Shelter reopens to the public

Facility previously closed Dec. 24 due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

Becky Thompson in Civil War period costume. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Community remembers Becky Thompson, the Soap Lady

Founder of San Benito Soap Works dies following surgery.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty three new cases reported, 4,035 people have tested positive, 593 are active patients, 3,408 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%.