Firefighters worked all day to put out a fire at Comgro Soil Amendments on Jan. 19. Photo courtesy of Hollister Fire Department.

Police / Fire

Fire sparks at Shore Road recycling plant

Fire rekindled two days after containment.

Photo provided by California Highway Patrol.

Police / Fire

Fatal collision in San Juan Bautista

Law enforcement believe alcohol impairment may have been a factor.

News Release

SBC received COVID-19 Moderna vaccine lot linked to possible allergic reactions

Local vaccine partners have paused usage of the specific lot. No reactions reported locally.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A new year

Mary Zanger writes about how COVID-19 is impacting the community and recent zoning actions taken by the Board of Supervisors.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Education / Schools

HSD offers programs to support parents

Series of evening classes aims to support parents and students as they work through the challenges of distance learning and prepare for a return to school.

Jarad Gallagher of Smoke Point BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista restaurants face challenges under COVID

Lack of indoor and outdoor dining making financial survival difficult.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Jan. 19 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Fifty one new cases reported, 4,959 people have tested positive, 515 are active patients, 4,401 have recovered and 43 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 17.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.