News Release

San Benito County rolling out COVID-19 vaccine plan and dashboard

County currently vaccinating Phase 1A/Tiers 1-3. This includes healthcare staff, assisted living facility staff and residents, in-home supportive services and more.

The old designs for the proposed park. Image from meeting agenda packet.

Housing / Land Use

SJB likely to change Franklin Circle Park design

Though the Planning Commission adopted plans in December, community members prefer an alternative option.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta issues statement on Jan. 6 riot at U.S. Capitol

Panetta: “Americans have given their lives so we may live in a peaceful nation and ensure peaceful transitions of power. Yesterday’s mob not only disrespected those sacrifices, but mocked the sanctity the People’s House and our democratic process."

Government / Politics

Gov. Newsom includes two immediate action items in state budget proposal

If approved, the Golden State Stimulus would provide a $600 rapid cash support directly to roughly four million low-income Californians; Newsom also calls for extension of eviction moratorium.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Business climate must change in 2021

Pinnacle Strategy President Victor Gomez writes that as coronavirus cases surge, California leaders are failing small businesses and local job creators.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One death and 92 new cases reported, 4,127 people have tested positive, 619 are active patients, 3,473 have recovered and 35 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 15.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.