Jose Barajas is facing six felony counts, including murder, and possibly a second trial for two more felonies allegedly committed while in jail. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Judge sets dates in two SBC murder cases

Jose Antonio Barajas’ trial begins Oct. 4; Manuel Martinez Vasquez comes back to court Oct. 28.

Danielle Burke and Kris Waller. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Local wineries and restaurants show off their best at Paicines Ranch

The wine and food tasting raises over $125,000 for adoptive services.

Kids get exercise during a health and fitness lesson at the Emergency Pop Up Camp hosted by the YMCA of San Benito County. Photos provided by YMCA.

News Release

YMCA offers free teen memberships with proof of vaccination

The membership offer runs through Oct. 31 at all five YMCA locations.

County staff at the Vaccination site at 351 Tres Pinos Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Cash incentive leads to 6.3% COVID vaccination rate increase

Since the program began last month, 2,325 residents have received at least one dose.