Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

Seniors 65+ eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

New state tool to notify people of vaccine eligibility expected to launch next week.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 13 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two deaths and 88 new cases reported, 4,596 people have tested positive, 701 are active patients, 3,854 have recovered and 41 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.3%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta touring a strawberry farm in his district. File photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta votes to impeach President Trump

'Through this vote, we are not only holding the President accountable, we are abiding by our constitutional responsibility to secure and strengthen our democracy for our posterity,' Panetta said.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito County drafting new ordinance to address noncompliance with COVID-19 regulations

Supervisors will consider legislation at a special Jan. 15 meeting.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

News Release

Great Plates Delivered meal program returning to SBC

Delivery to qualifying participants is set to begin on Monday, Jan. 18.

Kammie Osborn, owner of Jan's Rock Shop in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

Jan’s Rock Shop celebrates 34 years in San Juan Bautista

Store offers rare Benitoite, beautiful Poppy Jasper, fossilized dinosaur poop and more.