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

News Release

OptumServe to provide COVID-19 vaccinations

Temporary site at Rancho San Justo Middle School expected to provide up to 210 vaccines per day, with potential to expand to more days based on allocation.

News Release

SBC Public Health identifies three cases of COVID-19 variants

Variants have also been found in neighboring counties and across the state.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of March 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,846 people have tested positive, 28 are active patients, 5,757 have recovered and 61 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 3%.

The Schmidt family: Joe Spencer, Tina Jolly Schmidt, Brian Schmidt, Walt Henzi, Crystal Henzi, Kathy Spencer, Rick Schmidt, Stacey Swenson, Janis Schmidt, and Greg Schmidt. Photo courtesy of Karminder Brown.


San Benito family receives Excellence in Range Management Award

The award recognized the Schmidt family for maintaining outstanding ranch management and land stewardship practices across distances and generations.

Superior Court of San Benito County on Fourth Street in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Court blocks attempt to stop rezoning of Hwy 129 node

Judge Omar Rodriguez says PORC could have collected signatures for a referendum but chose to not do so.


State to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility starting April 1

Individuals aged 50+ will be eligible to make appointments on that date, and individuals 16+ will be eligible to make appointments starting April 15.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Don’t get caught in the dark—energy assistance is available

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program can help qualifying San Benito residents.