San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

SBHS Trustees approve lowering graduation standards for failing seniors

Staff presentation shows changing credit requirement from 220 to 190 will benefit 80 out of 83 students at risk of not graduating.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Feb. 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Ten new cases reported, 5,541 people have tested positive, 145 are active patients, 5,339 have recovered and 57 have died; the county's current positivity rate is 9%.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

State sets new COVID-19 vaccination priorities for high-risk residents

Healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19.

Vaccine vial. Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

San Benito County advancing within current vaccination tier

Phase 1B Tier 1 includes the education, childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture sectors.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Highway 25 culvert repair project near Tres Pinos begins next week

The project is expected to result in traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Claudia Narvaez at Barone's Westlakes Balloons and Gifts in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Creating tokens of love for Valentine’s Day

Local florists talk about fulfilling orders and making arrangements for the upcoming holiday.

Cannabis plant. Photo courtesy of California Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Free online commercial cannabis permitting workshop set for March 4

Topics include an overview of the state’s cannabis cultivation licensing program and review of the requirements for commercial cannabis farming.