Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.


SBC concludes investigation into alleged unauthorized COVID-19 vaccinations

Public Information Officer David Westrick states county found claims that San Benito Health Foundation vaccinated individuals beyond permitted phase were substantiated.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eight new cases reported, 5,716 people have tested positive, 43 are active patients, 5,612 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 5.6%.

Education / Schools

Gov. Newsom signs $6.6 billion package to accelerate return to in-person schooling

All public schools are required to offer in-person instruction to grades K-2 for all students and for high-needs students in all grades by the end of March, losing 1% of eligible funds every day thereafter if they do not.

SBC Public County Health Services notified people over 75 who had registered for the vaccine to come to the first mass vaccination event on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.


COVID-19 drive-thru mass vaccination clinic scheduled for March 7 at Bolado Park

All appointments are full at this time. Individuals with appointments will be required to provide a form of identification that identifies their name and date of birth.

Left: First place winner Angelo Hillstock, SBHS, Grade 10. Top right: runner up Kayla Salazar, SBHS, Grade 10. Bottom right: second runner up Julia Magdei, SBHS, Grade 10. Photos courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Poetry Out Loud competition moves online

San Benito County high school students face off on Zoom; three move to the state contest in March.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

News Release

Job opening in SJB for library technician/office helper

Position is open until filled. First selection to occur March 29.

Hollister City Hall. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister Council appoints new member to General Plan Advisory Committee

Group will expand from five to seven members to include more citizens in the process of updating the city’s guiding document.