Andre, Mike, Priscilla, Mia, and Makai Jones of Mmm Churros! Photo courtesy of Priscilla Jones.

Business / Economy

New Hollister company incentivizes customers to send churros to first responders with discounts

Priscilla and Mike Jones spent two years coming up with their vegan churro recipe.

News

California moves into new tiered system

San Benito County is in the highest risk tier.

Shirley Vasquez and Nicholas and Bonnie Voropaeff surrounded by documents that survived a July 12 fire in downtown Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

DLG Printing sets up operations at home

Following a July 12 fire in Hollister, Bonnie Voropaeff is looking to return to a downtown location soon.

Diners at the parklet outside 18th Barrel. Photo courtesy of Rebecca Pearson.

Business / Economy

San Juan’s Third Street parklet project gains definition

City’s Historic Resources Board relieves fears of compliance lawsuits.

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Health

August 14 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

815 people have tested positive since February, 10,224 tested in total, 74 are active patients, 737 have recovered and four have died; last day of Hollister Downtown Farmers' Market Aug. 15; Feeding the Frontline food relief drive in Hollister Aug. 15.

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Business / Economy

County offering COVID-19 Service Provider Recovery Assistance Grant program

Deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 17.

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Health

August 13 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

792 people have tested positive since February, 9,975 tested in total, 61 are active patients, 727 have recovered and four have died; Feeding the Frontline food relief drive to take place Aug. 15 in Hollister; drive-thru Fair Food Fest at Bolado Park Aug. 15-17.

Hair professionals and their supporters held an Aug. 8 rally in downtown Hollister to push for resuming business indoors under safe conditions. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hair stylists rally in Hollister

Group calls for the return of indoor services for salons and barber shops.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 12 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

773 people have tested positive since February, 9,773 tested in total, 54 are active patients, 715 have recovered and four have died; Chamber of Commerce hosting Aug. 14 webinar on COVID-19 updates for California and San Benito County.

Reyna Fausto working at Doña Esther's Restaurant in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason

Business / Economy

547 local businesses receive federal help from CARES Act

Paycheck Protection Program loans provide for over 8,270 local employees.

Business / Economy

Hollister Council revokes AgriPharma operating permits

City staff said they discovered multiple violations related to tracking and tracing cannabis products during a surprise inspection.

Thousands of cans wait to be filled with processed tomatoes the morning of Aug. 6. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Meeting between Hollister and San Benito Foods expected on Aug. 10

Interim City Manager Brett Miller said if there is an agreement, it would go to the City Council on Aug. 17.

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Business / Economy

Tri-County business webinar planned for August 12

'Operation Green during COVID-19' to offer strategies for a safe environment and increased profits during crisis.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

August 7 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

709 people have tested positive since February, 9,256 tested in total, 51 are active patients, 654 have recovered and four have died; deadline for Community Action Board's Non-Traditional Service Provider Assistance Grant program extended to Aug. 17.

A temporary order signed June 22 allowed the San Benito Foods tomato cannery in Hollister to begin operations for the 2020 season, but now the facility must shut down by Aug. 8 unless it pays the city $2.5 million. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

San Benito Foods to close Aug. 8 if it does not pay $2.5 million operations fee

Attorney argues the cannery’s closure would cause ‘irreparable harm to the community’ by eliminating 450 local jobs.