Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Aug. 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,657 people tested positive, 131 are active patients, 6,461 have recovered and 65 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 5.0%.

Baler practice. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Baler football begins Aug. 27 against Santa Teresa

Free from COVID restrictions, coach Bryan Smith looks forward to a full season.

Cindy Couling. Courtesy of Cindy Couling.

Art & Culture

Local artist prepares for her first post-shutdown art show

Vertigo Coffee Roasters will host her ceramics and crafts on August 28.

Education / Schools

HSD appoints new elementary superintendent, assistant superintendent

Locals Erika Sanchez and Kip Ward receive praises from the board.