Road crew closed off one lane near Somerset Drive on Union Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Upcoming roadwork projects on Union Road

Motorists should expect one-lane traffic closures.

Supervisor Jim Gillio. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Government / Politics

Supervisor Jim Gillio steps down

Final day with the county is July 31.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

486 people have tested positive since February, 68 are active patients, 416 have recovered; landfill operating under normal business hours; deadline for county business relief grant program extended to July 27; deadline for nonprofit recovery grants extended to July 31.

Gavilan College site at the Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College network, website and all online services offline through July 22

Students taking summer classes are advised to contact instructors directly.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

State releases guidance for outdoor personal services, hair salons and barber shops

Outdoor operations may be conducted under a tent, canopy, or other sun shelter as long as no more than one side is closed, allowing sufficient outdoor air movement.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

458 people have tested positive since February, 58 are active patients, 398 have recovered; deadline for county COVID-19 disaster relief grant program for small businesses extended to July 27.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Hwy 198 at Hwy 25 to close due to wildfire

Long term closure begins July 19; several other closures could impact San Benito commuters.

San Benito High School administration building. Photo provided by SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School moving to full distance learning for start of school year

Board of Trustees expected to formally approve the approach at a July 21 meeting.

San Benito County Official Seal courtesy of San Benito County

Health

San Joaquin Valley counties promote self-isolation for those who are sick

New websites launched to provide clear step-by-step instructions.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

434 people have tested positive since February, 68 are active patients, 364 have recovered; SBHS to move to full distance learning for start of 2020-21 school year; SBC offering small business relief grant program.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Agriculture

California Fish and Wildlife offering commercial cannabis permitting workshop

Free online workshop to cover licensing, cultivation and water concerns.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

418 people have tested positive since February, 69 are active patients, 347 have recovered.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD to consider implementing distance learning at start of school year

Trustees previously adopted a hybrid learning model on June 23.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Coyote Fire burning on Panoche Road

Containment at 50%, 1,400 acres burned as of 7:01 a.m. on July 16.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

July 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

408 people have tested positive since February, 72 are active patients, 334 have recovered.