Photo courtesy of Census Bureau website.

Government / Politics

How the census affects local government services

Census says each person not counted is a loss of federal or state funds to the tune of $2,000 per year for 10 years.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito County puts moratorium on evictions through May 31

In response to coronavirus, residential and commercial tenants cannot be evicted for non-payment of rent or foreclosure.

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Carl Saling distributing his donation of hand sanitizer. Photo courtesy of the San Benito County government Twitter account.

Business / Economy

Hollister Cannabis Co. donates hand sanitizer

Bottles are being distributed to most vulnerable and frontline workers.

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Hollister Rec staff staging outside of the Community Center waiting for donations. Photo provided by Hollister Recreation.

Nonprofits

Hollister Recreation partners with nonprofit to deliver senior meals

Adopt a Senior program provides food, water and other essential supplies.

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San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

SBC Board of Supervisors calls on National Guard for support

Members will assist with sorting, packing and food distribution at Community FoodBank on April 3.

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San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Health

90 county residents have been tested for COVID-19

Officials give updates at remote Board of Supervisors meeting.

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The proposed Betabel commercial node location off Highway 101. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

Supervisors rezone Betabel node off Hwy 101 to ag rangeland

Poised to place a C-1 commercial thoroughfare on 29 acres, the board holds off until April 7.

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David Mack briefs the Planning Commission about San Juan Bautista's history with urban growth boundaries. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

SJB Planning Commission discusses urban growth boundary

City Manager looks to gain support from City Council before budgeting for it.

San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.

Government / Politics

Cause of death still unknown for COVID-19 case

Sheriff’s Office warns against price gouging and asks non-essential businesses to adhere to the shelter-in-place order; Health and Human Services director updates on local resources.

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Bolado Park. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito tells state it opposes using Bolado Park as a homeless site

Supervisors insist the county is doing its part to serve the transient population.

Parents wait in the lobby while dance classes are in session. The toys and puzzles seen on the floor have since been removed. Photo by Janelle Cuilla and provided by Amy Redmond Waran.

Health

Local dance studio takes steps to prevent COVID-19 spread

Flying Colors owner considering classes through video.

Mateo Oliveira racing down a steep part of the track on March 8 at the Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister resident places second in off-road motorcycle race

Around 1,000 racers compete at Lazy Bumb Hare Scramble in Paicines.

Tim Murray poses in front of his 1978 GMC motorhome on March 6 at a gathering of the Vintage Camper Trailers club. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

Vintage trailer enthusiasts gather at Casa De Fruta

Four days of seminars demonstrate techniques in painting, lighting and other repairs.

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

Transportation

Pilot program aims to ease Hwy 25 congestion

In a six-month trial, left turns from Bolsa Road will be prohibited during afternoon rush hour.

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PORC Secretary Mary Hsia-Coron submits a new land-use initiative to Hollister City Clerk Christine Black on March 2. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Housing / Land Use

Land use group launches a Hollister ballot initiative

PORC wants the city to establish an urban growth boundary.

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