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Transportation

 Emergency guardrail repairs near Hwy 101/129 junction set for Feb. 11

Repairs needed following a traffic accident last week.

Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing Facility. Photo by John Chadwell.

Influenza outbreak declared at Mabie Skilled Nursing Facility

Influenza A is confirmed in 10 residents and four staff.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

SJB Mayor and Vice Mayor attend League of CA Cities Conference

Mary Edge and Leslie Jordan joined more than 160 newly elected city officials in Sacramento on Jan. 22-24.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest juvenile in connection to attempted murder shooting

The morning of Feb. 4, Hollister Police officers and detectives conducted a search warrant on a home located on the 700 block of South Street in relation to a Jan. 31 shooting.

Mabie Northside Skilled Nursing Facility. Photo by John Chadwell.

Health

Temporary visitor restrictions at Mabie Skilled Nursing Facility due to seasonal flu activity

Currently there are six confirmed Influenza-A cases among the skilled nursing residents.

Attendees listen to candidates speak at the Jan. 30 primary election forum hosted by BenitoLink and the San Benito County Farm Bureau. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink and Farm Bureau Election Forum survey results

Though over 100 people attended the forum, not every survey came back filled out.

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Environment / Nature

Freeze warning in San Benito County

Subfreezing temperatures are expected in areas of the county both Monday and Tuesday night, with overnight lows forecast in the mid-20s.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Department. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Elections Office provides early primary election information

Early voting begins Feb. 3.

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Health

SBC coronavirus patients transferred out of county for medical care

San Benito County Public Health Services is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control, the California Public Health Department, and other partners as this continues to be a rapidly evolving situation.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Two coronavirus cases confirmed in San Benito County

The confirmed cases are related; husband and wife, and both are 57 years of age. The husband recently traveled from Wuhan, China, but the wife did not. Therefore, there has been person-to-person transmission. Both patients have not left their home since returning from China.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

Hospital says no confirmed coronavirus cases in San Benito County

Hazel Hawkins Infection Control Coordinator Amy Bannister writes that hospital leadership and members of the local public health team met to review and clarify the process for assessing/testing persons who may be infected with the virus, and said the hospital is prepared to care for what may arise as a result of the current situation.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Department. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Poll workers needed for March 3 Primary Election

Individuals will receive training and materials to make sure they are confident and ready to help voters on Election Day.

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Health

Upcoming workshop on dementia patient care

Caregivers will learn how a person with dementia interprets situations to better understand and anticipate challenging behaviors.

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Agriculture

Free well testing in February

Service available to anyone living in San Benito County with a private domestic well which provides water to 1-14 households.

Reservoir in Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Environment / Nature

Climbing advisories in effect at Pinnacles National Park

Part of annual measures to protect nesting raptors.