San Benito County Office of Education. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Office of Education looking to fill District 5 vacancy

Applications must be received by 12 p.m. on April 1. The Board of Education will conduct interviews on April 8.

Photo provided by SBC Community Services and Workforce Development.

News Release

Local Workforce Development Board opens 30-day public comment

The plan focuses on the goals and strategies for building sector pathways and coordinated workforce services with local partners to better meet the needs of employers and job seekers in the region.

Hollister artist Danae Parra painting for the 2017 Utility Box Mural Project. Photo courtesy of SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Applications now open for Arts Express Grant Program

This year’s program prioritizes artists as essential workers, with the Arts Council seeking to fund projects that demonstrate how artists are part of the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pauline Valdivia, executive director of Jovenes de Antaño. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Jovenes de Antaño sees increase in need for elder care services

COVID-19 makes it harder for local nonprofit to provide help and support.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


March 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Six new cases reported, 5,788 people have tested positive, 30 are active patients, 5,697 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 4%.