Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Five new cases reported, 5,769 people have tested positive, 32 are active patients, 5,676 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.

Earthmovers out at a large plot of land south of Flynn Road along San Felipe Road in Hollister. The land is the future site of a package delivery facility. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Mayor Velazquez says Amazon is coming to town

129,000-square-foot distribution center expected to be operational by September.

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Daylight Saving Time begins March 14

Clocks move an hour forward.

News Release

San Benito County advancing to Red Tier

San Benito County and other jurisdictions will be reclassified because the state met its first vaccine equity goal.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Let’s do something for San Benito County

Randy Logue writes about a land deal between the county, city of Hollister, and San Benito High School regarding the River Parkway.

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News Release

State issues updated guidance for breweries and wineries

Breweries, wineries and distilleries that do not serve meals may open outdoors only with modifications in the Purple (widespread) and Red (substantial) tiers. Bars that do not serve meals remain closed.

Superior Court of San Benito County. File Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hearing continued for resident arrested at supervisors meeting

Judge warns Courtney Evans he’ll issue an arrest warrant if she does not appear at her next hearing. This is the second time Evans has come to the courthouse without a mask.