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Public meetings for the week of May 16

Hollister and San Benito County among 10 agencies to meet this week.

Officer Stacey Esqueda speaking to a resident. Photo courtesy of Behavioral Health Department.


COLUMN: S.A.F.E. team is proving to be successful

Behavioral Health says the S.A.F.E. team has attended to over 52 calls and managed to safety plan 48 people successfully since its launch last fall.


COG to hold Workshop on the SR 156 Multimodal Enhancement Study

The virtual meeting is scheduled for April 6 at 6 p.m.

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News Release

Regional Transportation Plan Available for Public Comment

COG seeks community input on the 2020-2045 long-range plan that guides transportation investments for all forms of travel, including motor vehicle, transit, bicycle, and walking.


Two local animal welfare providers to be honored Nov. 14

Memory book supplies will be available at tables curbside for those who want to share their gratitude, favorite memory, anecdote, and/or photo to help create a memory book for the family of each honoree.

News Release

San Juan Bautista event draws state Democratic leaders

Local Democrats to hold fundraiser that includes appearances by state and national elected officials and organized labor representatives.


Dr. Martinez to retire

Patients may request their medical records.


VFW Post 6359 in search of surviving family members of Vietnam veteran

SGT Sylvester R. Chavez's shadow box will remain available for the public to see until it's claimed.

Dr. Benedict Carota. Photo by Leslie David


Dr. Benedict Carota to retire in October

In letter to his patients he introduces his replacement.

Joe Paul Gonzalez. Photo provided by the San Benito County Elections Office.


SBC hosts CalSACA for the first time

San Benito County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk Joe Paul Gonzalez writes about hosting the conference.

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SBC Behavioral Health to offer mental health livestreams

Zoom webinars to give tips on reducing stress and other mental health issues.

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Community Foundation plans financial well-being workshop for women

Topics will include budgeting, debt management, investments, retirement accounts, life insurance basics, estate planning, asset protection, and more.

San Benito County Free Library. File photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Library offers free online tutoring

BrainFuse has tutors for K-12, college, citizenship tests, high school proficiency tests, Microsoft Office, and even resume and cover letter help.

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Pet Friends offers low cost spay and neuter program

The program offers residents a lower co-payment for services through a voucher system and/or direct financing.