Still from "Cholitas," courtesy of the Watsonville Film Festival.

Art & Culture

This year the Watsonville Film Festival goes virtual—and free

Twenty films highlight the event’s multicultural offerings. For the first time, San Benito County residents can explore the varied range of Latino filmmaking online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine on March 7 at Bolado Park. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Health

San Benito County holds largest COVID-19 vaccination clinic to date

700 doses are split among four sectors in Phase 1B.

News Release

San Benito County updating local hazard mitigation plan

County conducting survey to understand community values related to hazards and mitigation.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

Celebrate Cal Coastal SBDC on March 17

This year, SBDC Day will be celebrated with social media campaigns and other online events.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SBC makes General Plan changes in preparation for regional park

San Benito High School and county plan to exchange properties.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vaccines like Starship Enterprise

Mary Zanger shares her thoughts on COVID-19 vaccinations by using a Star Trek analogy.

Norma Ortega of Normita’s Succulentas. Photo courtesy of Norma Ortega.

Business / Economy

Cottage businesses spring up during pandemic

San Benito County residents find ways to earn money at home doing what they love.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

March 10 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eight new cases reported, 5,758 people have tested positive, 41 are active patients, 5 ,656 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.