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Environment / Nature

2021 climbing advisories in effect at Pinnacles National Park

Restrictions implemented to protect nesting birds of prey.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District preps for TK/K registration

Registration opens Jan. 25 and closes Feb. 26.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

Public Health Services seeking volunteers for COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics

Opportunities range from assisting with administering the vaccine, traffic control, screening forms, conducting temperature checks and restocking supplies.

Matthew Gastello said being an Eagle Scout and playing three sports in high school helped him be selected for West Point. Photo courtesy of Matthew Gastello.

San Benito Lifestyle

Matthew Gastello makes journey from Eagle Scout to Army Ranger

West Point graduate talks about military academies.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Jan. 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Three deaths and 44 new cases reported, 5,003 people have tested positive, 549 are active patients, 4,408 have recovered and 46 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 17.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.