Congressional District proposed final map. Image courtesy of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.


New state districts take effect after primary and general elections

Elections to fill vacancies required to use district maps adopted after the 2010 census.


Arts Council to receive $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Arts Council plans to release the first round of grant applications in early 2022.

Christina Askar plays at a post-competition festival. Photo courtesy of Ludmila Rivkin.

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Gavilan opens registration for youth piano competition and music festival

The winner will receive a prize and be given the opportunity to perform at the Gavilan College Bach to Blues Concert.

San Benito County official seal. Image courtesy San Benito Co.

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San Benito County issues COVID-19 pop-up testing site advisory

Most COVID testing is free to the public and there are several legitimate sites in the county.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. File photo by Robert Eliason.

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No walk-in COVID-19 OptumServe testing until further notice

You can still test with an appointment and other local testing locations are available.

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Governor Newsom releases proposed budget for 2022-2023

Budget intends to address COVID-19, climate change, homelessness, inequality and keep streets safe.

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Highway 25 resurfacing project to include two-day striping work

Work will occur all day Jan. 11 and Jan. 12.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, Ca. Photo by John Chadwell

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Hazel Hawkins Hospital Auxiliary offers scholarships for 2022

Applications are due by April 1.

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State extends mask requirement for public indoor settings

The requirement is through Feb. 15, 2022.

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CalCompetes tax credit and grant applications now open

Deadline to submit applications is Jan. 24 at 11:59 p.m.

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

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County COVID-19 vaccine cash incentive program near its end

Funds are expected to run out by Jan. 7.

Voting Kit. The area below “Official Election Mail” is where the voter address will be. Photo provided by the San Benito County Elections Department.

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California attorney general clarifies election for Board of Supervisor District 1 seat

Board of Supervisors District 1 seat should be a special election using the boundaries in effect when Medina was elected in 2020.

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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.

Directing residents who received vaccinations to a waiting area. Photo by John Chadwell.

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Volunteers needed for COVID/flu vaccine clinics

Clinics are every Monday and Wednesday in January and February.

David Gonzalez (middle) joins other graduates in applauding during the 2020 LULAC graduation ceremony. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Local LULAC Council to implement program to prepare Latinos for high-tech careers

The program runs from February 2022 through August 2023.