State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

News Release

Assemblyman Rivas introduces legislation to help set climate goal, capture carbon on natural and working lands

AB 284 aims to establish a structure of policy incentives, best practices and technical assistance strategies for the state to use in order to achieve its climate goals.

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Business / Economy

New small business resources in the new year 

Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County offers a roundup of information for business owners.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Thirty nine new cases reported, 5,042 people have tested positive, 530 are active patients, 4,466 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%.

Firefighters battled two structure fires in downtown Hollister within minutes of each other in the early morning hours of Nov. 2. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Fire Department ends a trying year

2020 held tough challenges for firefighters with increased call volume and COVID-19 precautions.