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San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Housing / Land Use

San Juan Bautista City Council seeks state aid for renters

City is applying for funding through a block grant program.

Farmworkers in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Agriculture

Gov. Newsom signs executive order aimed at helping agricultural workers

Assistance includes targeting high-risk workplaces, stronger guidance on compliance and temporary housing for self-isolation.

Dan De Vries. Photo courtesy of Dan De Vries.

Government / Politics

SJB Councilman Dan De Vries won’t seek reelection

He previously held seats on San Juan and San Benito County Planning Commissions.


Angela Curro, retiring Assistant Clerk-Recorder-Registrar for San Benito County. Photo courtesy of Angela Curro.

Government / Politics

Secure voting in the time of COVID-19

Retiring county election official Angela Curro says 85% of local voters mailed in their ballots last cycle.

Stuff the Bus, put on by United Way of San Benito County. File Photo.

Nonprofits

United Way calling for ‘Stuff the Bus’ volunteers

Volunteers will be given a timeframe to help fill backpacks, in order to comply with social distancing requirements.

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Transportation

Caltrans awards scholarships to District 5 students

$1,000 scholarships awarded to five college bound seniors pursuing a career in transportation.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Transportation

Monterey Bay Community Power offers electric car charging webinar

Free presentation to cover infrastructure, length of time to charge and more.

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

Transportation

Left turn from Bolsa Road onto Hwy 25 to be restricted

Restriction will be implemented during peak hours in an effort to improve traffic operations at the intersection.



The Sakaguchi family at Inaka. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street makeover keeps restaurants from fully closing

Owners speak about outdoor dining on the main thoroughfare.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 4 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

689 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 9,085 tested in total, 72 are active patients, 613 have recovered and four have died; Hollister School District distributing Chromebooks Aug. 5-7.

Carlos P., 6th grader at HDLA school, participated in the Feb. 29 canvassing around Hollister. Photo courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Government / Politics

In-person outreach for U.S. Census expected to end one month early

Pandemic has limited local efforts to social media posts and phone calls.



Families in line at the June 13 relief drive in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

Feeding the Frontline drive-thru events planned for August

San Benito Health Foundation and other organizations to distribute food to families in need during COVID-19 pandemic.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 3 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

676 people have tested positive for the coronavirus since February, 8,897 tested in total, 75 are active patients, 597 have recovered and four have died; state lets counties extend eviction moratorium to Sept. 30; green business webinar set for Aug. 12.

Photo courtesy of Washington State Department of Agriculture.

News

Ag commissioner warns about seeds sent by mail

Unsolicited product from China arrives in Hollister and San Juan Bautista.

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