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Health

Oct. 29 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,449 people have tested positive since February, 17 are active patients, 1,417 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.

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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for SBC Supervisor Districts 2 and 4

Wayne Norton in District 2 race nears $73K with larger donations from unions; Dan Valcazar raises most money in District 4 with over $32K.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 28 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,444 people have tested positive since February, 24 are active patients, 1,405 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.

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Housing / Land Use

San Benito County offers COVID-19 related rental assistance

Deadline to apply is Nov. 6.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,442 people have tested positive since February, 22 are active patients, 1,405 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.

The road leading to the San Justo Reservoir is closed to public access. File photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Congressman Panetta urges prioritization of San Justo Reservoir zebra mussel eradication in final FY2021 spending package

Local reservoir has been closed since 2008.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,442 people have tested positive since February, 23 are active patients, 1,404 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%; county offers rental assistance program with Nov. 6 deadline.

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Transportation

Work on San Benito Street begins Oct. 26

All outdoor dining furniture must be removed from San Benito Street prior to Oct. 26 at 5 a.m.

San Benito County Official Seal courtesy of San Benito County

Government / Politics

County receives complaints about public employee political activity

SBC said no evidence has been found that county employees, who are prohibited from such activities in their official capacity, have been involved in recent calls.

Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.

Nonprofits

Community FoodBank to receive 73,000 pounds of food

Largest donation in the organization's history.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

1,432 people have tested positive since February, 25 are active patients, 1,392 have recovered and 15 have died; the county’s current positivity rate is 1.9%.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest man for assault with a deadly weapon

HPD dispatched to the 900 block of Monterey Street on Oct. 21 regarding a suspect brandishing a long piece of metal pipe and trespassing.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police to hold drug take back event

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Oct. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

One new death reported; 1,419 people have tested positive since February, 22 are active patients, 1,382 have recovered and 15 have died.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Nonprofits

Friends of the SBC Free Library celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week with online auction

Bids accepted through Oct. 24, with proceeds used for library services and programs.