Conner Ortez, Sharon Bocanegra and Peyton Evans in front of the San Benito High School administration building. The three students held a protest against distance learning on Feb. 22. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Three students protest distance learning outside San Benito High School

Two Balers and one HDLA student set up outdoor classroom in front of campus office.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—The Politics of Policing

Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about what inspired him to work in law enforcement, and how the job has become increasingly politicized.

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News Release

Hollister School District working to dismantle school-to-prison pipeline

Partnership with Youth Alliance brings changes including Spanish translation at school board meetings and working to have additional mental health counselors at the schools.

Third Street in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista moves ahead with water compliance projects

City Council addresses financing and formalizes project managers.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Feb. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Five new cases reported, 5,629 people have tested positive, 75 are active patients, 5,492 have recovered and 57 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 7.3%.