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Transportation

Sweeping scheduled for Hwy 101 in Prunedale

Roadwork to commence April 27.

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Health

April 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-seven confirmed cases since February, four of which are active, 41 recovered; free face covering distribution on April 25; Gov. Newsom signs executive order forbidding debt collectors from garnishing CARES Act stimulus checks.

Various designs of face coverings. Photo provided by Karen Stacy.

Health

County offering free face covering distribution

Drive-thru event to take place April 25.

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

Education / Schools

SBHS on ‘Best High School’ list for second consecutive year

The school ranked 626th out of 2,605 in California, and 4,204th out of 17,792 nationwide.

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Business / Economy

Caltrans District 5 to hold series of small business webinars

Two courses to provide overview of state certification options and selling goods or obtaining contracts to work with the state.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

April 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-six confirmed cases since February, three active, 41 recovered; Small Business Administration Fresno District Office to host April 24 webinar on topics including Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Paycheck Protection Program.

Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

Environment / Nature

San Benito County takes Earth Day Art Fest online

Residents invited to share photos of their artwork online via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #SanBenitoEarthArt in the post. Entries will be shared and reposted by event sponsors.

Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

Environment / Nature

Water Resources Association raises concerns about water levels

With precipitation at 55% of normal this rainy season, the community should prepare for this year to be dry.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

April 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-five confirmed cases since February, three of which are active, 40 recovered; Monterey Bay Economic Partnership housing team tracking developments about moratoriums on evictions/foreclosures; County to host April 24 town hall for COVID-19 updates and business resources.

Photo courtesy of Coso Geothermal.

Business / Economy

Community choice energy providers acquire long-term renewable resources

Monterey Bay Community Power and Silicon Valley Clean Energy sign contracts for 210MW of geothermal and solar energy in California.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

April 20 Coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Forty-four confirmed cases since February, two of which are active, 40 recovered and two deaths.

Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay

News Release

Congressman Panetta Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Winning entry will be displayed in the corridors of the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Various designs of face coverings. Photo provided by Karen Stacy.

News Release

Cloth Face Covering Requirement for San Benito County

Order expected this week.

Illegal hemp cultivation in Hollister. Photo provided

News

Illegal hemp cultivation abated

Cultivator had previously been given a 10-day notice to cease operations. No arrests were made.

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Health

April 17 Coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

As of 4:30 p.m. on April 17 there are 44 confirmed cases in San Benito County since February, three of which are active, 39 recovered and two deaths.