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Health

May 29 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-seven people have tested positive since February, 14 active, 71 recovered; county issues second call for free masks for businesses; several car processions to celebrate class of 2020 and 8th grade promotions in San Juan Bautista.

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San Juan Bautista to celebrate class of 2020 graduates

Several car processions to take place to celebrate students and their families.

MACE member Al Gutierrez at the 2019 Cinco de Mayo dance gives an emotional speech about Adolfo Berlanga, the late owner of El Nopal Bakery in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Local scholarship organization ends after 50 years

MACE struggles to attract new members.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. Photo by John Chadwell.

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San Benito County Free Library to offer curbside pickup service

Customers can request and pick up materials starting June 2.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 27 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Eighty-three people have tested positive since February, 16 are active, 65 have recovered; hair salons and barbershops can now reopen with guidelines; library to start online summer reading program in June.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 26 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Seventy-six people have tested positive since February, 12 active, 62 recovered; Pinnacles open to foot traffic and bicycles, vehicles not allowed except for campers with reservations; Chamber of Commerce to host May 28 business webinar.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 21 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-six people have tested positive since February, eight active, 55 recovered; CDC says person-to-person is major mode of transmission; SBHS superintendent gives update on plans for next school year.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

Health

May 20 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Sixty-four people have tested positive since February, seven active, 55 have recovered; Covered CA offering special enrollment period; Office of Emergency Services to distribute free masks to businesses; upcoming May 22 county webinar on entertainment and sports.

Photo provided by ASJUSD.

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Aromas-San Juan Unified School District rolls out WiFi-enabled school buses

Students can access remote learning content while maintaining social distancing.

2019 Southside Migrant Health Fair. Photo provided.

Health

Migrant Health Fair postponed due to pandemic

Program provides access to medical, dental, hearing and vision screenings for migrant children and their families.

Judy Rodriguez sewing masks. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

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Gavilan College’s Hollister site director uses shelter time to sew masks

Funds contribute to Gavilan Student Emergency Fund.

Charlene McKowen at the Anzar High School Garden. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Anzar High School garden helps feed teachers

Former principal Charlene McKowen assembles boxes of produce grown on campus.

Norma Nichols with her son Seth, daughter Ella, and niece Nicole Fernandez after being notified she would be be recognized for her leadership. Photo provided.

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Advocate for students with disabilities receives parent leadership award

Norma Nichols helps set the path for Spring Grove School to serve those in special education.

San Benito High School junior Yvette Fragozo performing "Pelea de Gallos" on "Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento." Photos provided by SBHS.

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Local teen singer advances on TV talent show

SBHS junior Yvette Fragozo reaches the quarterfinals of "Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento."

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ASJUSD partners with Rotary SJB to provide internet access to students

Over 100 households in the district do not have internet access at home.

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