Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Week of Sept. 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,953 people tested positive, 123 are active patients, 6,763 have recovered and 67 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 5.3%.

San Benito High School football team players, Photo by Robert Eliason

Commentary

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: From Horns to H’s

Hollister Vikings write that Hollister is a football town with years of tradition.

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez on Zoom and Councilman Tim Burns in the meeting chambers on Dec. 17. Photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

Gov. Newsom extends remote government meetings amidst ongoing wildfires and pandemic

The bill allows agencies to meet remotely through the end of the year.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas (left), Supervisor Bea Gonzales and County Administrative Officer Ray Espinosa. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Rivas brings $750k for regional park

Local advocates hope this ‘seed money’ will attract more funding.