Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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Week of Oct. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,327 people tested positive, 100 are active patients, 7,155 have recovered and 72 have died.

Heliena Walton receives three certificates presented by San Benito County Supervisor Bea Gonzales and Hollister City Council member Rick Perez. Seen here with Gonzales and Brooke Wright of Monterey Green Business Program. Photo Carmel de Bertaut.

Business

13 San Benito County businesses receive green business certification

31 businesses have now been certified.

Features

Barn owl boxes installed near San Benito River

Graniterock and two nonprofits partner to aid wildlife restoration in Hollister.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

Health

FDA mulls approval of COVID vaccine booster shots

The agency could decide Sept. 17 to make the Pfizer version available for adults.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

News

Week of Sept. 10 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,861 people tested positive, 92 are active patients, 6,704 have recovered and 65 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 4.6%.

Photo of gray wolf OR-93 taken in Oregon after waking up from sedation. Photo courtesy of Austin Smith, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

Environment / Nature

Radio-collared gray wolf spotted in Kern County

California Department of Fish and Wildlife suspect the wolf is OR-93, the wolf who came through San Benito County in March.

Light morph Swainson’s Hawk. Photo courtesy of Steve Rottenborn.

Environment / Nature

Large communal roost of Swainson’s hawks discovered in Panoche Valley

At least 143 individuals are documented.

Adult mountain lion. Photo courtesy of Mountain Lion Foundation.

Environment / Nature

Mountain lions among us

There are several signs a mountain lion is close by.

Adult condor in Pinnacles holding pen. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

News

Six condor chicks spotted on Central Coast this year after population decline in 2020

But lead poisoning caused seven of this year’s nine condor deaths to date and is considered a top threat to the long endangered species.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

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Week of July 30 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,282 people tested positive, 60 are active patients, 6,159 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 5.0%.

Pinnacles Fire Photo Credit: Chris Symons / NPS. Used by permission

News

Fire in Pinnacles National Park

Cal Fire and local agencies respond quickly and stay on the fire overnight.

Adult mountain lion. Photo courtesy of Mountain Lion Foundation.

News

Hollister park closes indefinitely after mountain lion sighting

An adult with a cub was seen at Brigantino Park on July 19, the park’s Facebook page says.

Photo of gray wolf OR-93 taken in Oregon after waking up from sedation. Photo courtesy of Austin Smith, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

News

Lone wolf goes radio silent

OR-93’s signal was last transmitted from San Luis Obispo County in April.

Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.

Features

Dunneville Market and Kitchen changes hands

Sean and Sophia Shelton return to Hollister and to Dunneville Market.

While celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July may be fun for San Benito County residents, it is important for pet owners to take precautions to keep their animals safe. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Features

Keeping pets safe during fireworks

Unlike people, animals do not understand that loud noises and visual displays are not dangerous.