News Release

SBC issues fire watch advisory

Advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday evening through 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

News

Wind advisory for Jan. 17-19

Offshore winds expected up to 15-30 mph with gusts of 35-50 mph.

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San Benito Lifestyle

Bethany Church moves annual Martin Luther King Jr. awards breakfast online

First responders and essential workers to be honored; speakers include State Assemblyman Robert Rivas and San Benito County Supervisor Bea Gonzales.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Jan. 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One death and 80 new cases reported, 4,778 people have tested positive, 720 are active patients, 4,016 have recovered and 42 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.3%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo provided by the office of Robert Rivas.

Agriculture

Assemblymembers Robert Rivas and Rudy Salas introduce legislation to maximize benefits of Sustainable Groundwater Management requirements

If approved, AB 252 would create a pilot program to support repurposing formerly irrigated agricultural land for less water-intensive uses.

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Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership offering small business relief webinar

Jan. 21 event to cover grant programs available through federal and state relief packages to help business owners get back on track through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Jan. 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One hundred two new cases reported, 4,698 people have tested positive, 737 are active patients, 3,920 have recovered and 41 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.3%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

News Release

San Benito County COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Portal is live

Platform is only for those individuals identified in Phase 1B. It is not a vaccination appointment system.

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Police / Fire

Cal Fire suspends burn permits in San Benito, Monterey counties  

Suspension takes effect Jan. 14 at 8 a.m. and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Health

San Benito County prepares to enter Phase 1B for COVID-19 vaccinations

Move to next phase contingent on the receipt of vaccine from the state.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

Seniors 65+ eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine

New state tool to notify people of vaccine eligibility expected to launch next week.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Jan. 13 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Two deaths and 88 new cases reported, 4,596 people have tested positive, 701 are active patients, 3,854 have recovered and 41 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 16.3%; the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU availability is 0%.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta touring a strawberry farm in his district. File photo.

News Release

Congressman Panetta votes to impeach President Trump

'Through this vote, we are not only holding the President accountable, we are abiding by our constitutional responsibility to secure and strengthen our democracy for our posterity,' Panetta said.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

News Release

Great Plates Delivered meal program returning to SBC

Delivery to qualifying participants is set to begin on Monday, Jan. 18.

12 of the 15 winners from the 2019 art poster contest. Photo courtesy of SBC Integrated Waste Management.

Art & Culture

Recology accepting submissions for 2021 art poster contest

Local students grades TK-12 can send in artwork until March 19; 15 winning posters will be enlarged and displayed on the side of collection trucks.