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Transportation

Hwy 101 ramps at Wildhorse Road near King City to remain closed

Motorists can expect delays of up to 10 minutes while roadwork continues through August.

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Government / Politics

Candidates for the November 3 General Election

Several offices have been given extended nomination periods until Aug. 12.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Nomination period extended for San Juan Bautista offices

Currently, no one has qualified to run for city treasurer or city clerk.

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Health

August 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

709 people have tested positive since February, 9,256 tested in total, 51 are active patients, 654 have recovered and four have died; deadline for Community Action Board's Non-Traditional Service Provider Assistance Grant program extended to Aug. 17.

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Sports & Recreation

COVID-19 guidance released for youth sports

This guidance impacts all youth sports and activities, including school-based, club, recreational youth sports and studio sports including but not limited to: cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, and martial arts.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Congressmen Panetta co-introduces Emergency Wildfire and Public Safety Act

If approved, the legislation would provide authority for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to work collaboratively with state partners to implement wildfire mitigation projects.

The Briggs Building in downtown Hollister hosts Gavilan College classes. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Nominations open for 2020 Gavilan College Community Spirit Awards

Three sets of awards are presented for the communities of Morgan Hill, Gilroy and San Benito County.

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Business / Economy

Tri-County business webinar planned for August 12

'Operation Green during COVID-19' to offer strategies for a safe environment and increased profits during crisis.

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Health

August 6 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

699 people have tested positive since February, 9,176 tested in total, 55 are active patients, 640 have recovered and four have died; Houligan's Restaurant in Hollister to close permanently on Aug. 16; Monterey Bay Area Green Business Program hosting 'Operation Green during COVID-19' webinar on Aug. 12; Chamber of Commerce hosting 'HR in the Era of COVID-19' webinar on Aug. 14.

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Health

August 5 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

694 people have tested positive since February, 9,155 tested in total, 66 are active patients, 624 have recovered and four have died; foster and homeless youth resource fair scheduled for Aug. 7.

Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.

Nonprofits

United Way calling for ‘Stuff the Bus’ volunteers

Volunteers will be given a timeframe to help fill backpacks, in order to comply with social distancing requirements.

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Health

August 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

689 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 9,085 tested in total, 72 are active patients, 613 have recovered and four have died; Hollister School District distributing Chromebooks Aug. 5-7.

Families in line at the June 13 relief drive in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

Feeding the Frontline drive-thru events planned for August

San Benito Health Foundation and other organizations to distribute food to families in need during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health

August 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

676 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 8,897 tested in total, 75 are active patients, 597 have recovered and four have died; state lets counties extend eviction moratorium to Sept. 30; green business webinar set for Aug. 12.

Chris Heppe, new manager for the BLM Central California District. Photo provided by BLM.

Government / Politics

Chris Heppe named new Bureau of Land Management Central California District Manager 

Central California District encompasses roughly 2.2 million acres of public lands.