Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.


San Benito County anticipates advancing to vaccination Phase 1B, Tier 1 the week of Jan. 25

Next vaccination phase includes individuals 65 and older, and those at risk of exposure in education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta and others introduce bicameral Health Force Act

If approved, the legislation would invest billions in local public health infrastructure to recruit, train, and employ hundreds of thousands of Americans to build public health capacity in underserved communities.

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Business / Economy

Second round of CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program opens in February

Amount of grant funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000.

Photo courtesy of PG&E.


PG&E gives update on suspected gas leaks in Hollister

Crews determined odor was caused by excess odorant in a gas line that serves the area. PG&E will be removing the excess odorant on Jan. 22 by releasing a small amount of gas in a controlled burn at the Moss Landing Power Plant.

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Art & Culture

Poppy Jasper International Film Festival goes virtual for 2021

Online festival to feature films, short films, panel discussions and musical performances.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Jan. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two deaths and 59 new cases reported, 5,101 people have tested positive, 509 are active patients, 4,544 have recovered and 48 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 17.4%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.