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.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police serve search warrant in attempted homicide investigation

HPD and other law enforcement agencies make arrest in relation to Memorial Day weekend shooting.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 31 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

622 people in San Benito County have tested positive since February, 55 are active patients, 563 have recovered and four have died.

San Benito County Fair. File photo.

Agriculture

Congressmen Panetta co-introduces bipartisan legislation to preserve agricultural fairs

If approved, the legislation would provide $500 million in grant funding.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Caltrans awards scholarships to District 5 students

$1,000 scholarships awarded to five college bound seniors pursuing a career in transportation.

The beauty of San Benito County agriculture can be seen from above. Photo by Ryan Campbell..

News Release

Monterey Bay Community Power dedicates $160,000 to electrify local agricultural equipment

Ag Businesses Can Reduce Local GHG Emissions, Improve Air Quality and Operating Costs along the Central Coast.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Covered California extends special enrollment deadline

All screening and testing for COVID-19 is free of charge, and all health plans available through Medi-Cal and Covered California offer telehealth options.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Virtual public hearing planned for Community Development Block Grant funding

Money can be used toward rental assistance for low and moderate income residents impacted by COVID-19 to prevent eviction.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 30 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

To date, 8,679 people have been tested in San Benito County. 609 have tested positive since February, 58 are active patients, 547 have recovered and four have died. Covered CA extends special enrollment deadline to end of August; joint virtual public hearing on Community Development Block Grant funding planned for Aug. 6.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Monterey Bay Community Power offers electric car charging webinar

Free presentation to cover infrastructure, length of time to charge and more.

The intersection of Bolsa Road and Highway 25. Image from the Mobility Partnership meeting agenda packet.

Transportation

Left turn from Bolsa Road onto Hwy 25 to be restricted

Restriction will be implemented during peak hours in an effort to improve traffic operations at the intersection.