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Health

Covered California enrollment deadline nears

Financial help available to eligible consumers to help lower the cost of their coverage.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Community Opinions

Letter to the Editor: SBHS responds to school bond story

District addresses info in recent BenitoLink article.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Health

Opioid Task Force to host Feb. 8 town hall

San Benito County Public Health Services invites the community to meet health care providers and state government representatives to discuss the local opioid crisis.

The Sun Street Centers house on Sixth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Health

Sun Street Centers to suspend women’s residential treatment services in Hollister

The organization will continue to operate the women's sober living environment for single women and mothers with small children, and the men's sober living environment.

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Government / Politics

Primary Election Forum set for Jan. 30

Hear candidates for Supervisor Districts 1, 2 and 5 speak on local issues. Arguments to be made for and against Measure K.

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Agriculture

Rose care class coming to San Juan Bautista

SJB State Historic Park to host UC Master Gardeners' workshop in February.

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San Benito Lifestyle

Bethany Community Church to honor four at Martin Luther King Jr. awards breakfast

Honorees include deacon John Payne, Gavilan College President Kathleen Rose, Indian Canyon chairperson Ann-Marie Sayers and El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez.

Aromas Community Grange. File photo.

Government / Politics

League of Women Voters to host Jan. 19 election forum

District 2 Supervisor candidates to present platforms at Aromas Grange.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta touring a strawberry farm in his district. Photos provided by the Office of Jimmy Panetta.

Agriculture

Q & A: Jimmy Panetta and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Congressman speaks on bipartisan bill that will ‘provide a clear path to legal status for our domestic farm laborers, and ensure a stable workforce for the future of agriculture.’

County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.

Transportation

County Express offers free rides for first week of February

Additional Intercounty Gavilan, Caltrain and Greyhound services free for month of January.

Andrew Barragan with players. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

Barragan family donation to provide lights at new SBHS field

Lights expected to be in place for the 2021 softball season.

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Government / Politics

Hollister upgrades citywide phone system

Work expected to be completed by Jan. 31.

Ripe apricots dry in huge trays. File photo.

Agriculture

San Benito County celebrates National Apricot Day

B&R Farms shares snack recipes with simple, minimally processed ingredients.

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

Government / Politics

Notice of Official Election Mailing to all Active Registered Voters

Elections office informs voters of pre-election mailings and reminders about how to prepare for the primary election on March 3.

Christy Schroeder with Anderson Homes gives a check to Gary Byrne (left) and Tracy Taggart (right), both with the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Photo by Sharlene Van Rooy.

Nonprofits

Anderson Homes gives back

Several nonprofits benefit from campaign which introduces new homebuyers to local programs and projects.