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Week of July 23 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,229 people tested positive, 34 are active patients, 6,132 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 2.8%.

Image from video released by Hollister Police Department of an officer involved shooting on Dec. 8.

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Hollister police officer completes training to avoid conflicts involving the mentally ill

Officer Staci Esqueda will work with the Behavioral Health Department on 911 calls.

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Week of July 16 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,204 people tested positive, 47 are active patients, 6,094 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 4.1%.

San Benito County interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci. Photo provided.

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Q&A: San Benito County Health Officer David Ghilarducci

He shares views on a rise in COVID cases, the rise of the Delta variant and the importance of getting vaccinated.

Ali Dorri of Microvi and City Manager Don Reynolds. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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San Juan Bautista City Council visits new water treatment plant

Microvi Biotech demonstrates its system for breaking down nitrates in well water.

Last January, Larry Avira was using drugs and alcohol, and was homeless living near the railroad tracks on the north side of Hollister. On July 8 he was sober, and one of the first to inhabit one of the six transition units just opened. He hopes to apply for a job at the new Amazon facility being built just down the street. Photo by John Chadwell.

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San Benito County aims to move its homeless population into permanent housing

From modular homes for homeless families, to an encampment for people transitioning from life in the riverbed, the county wants everyone sheltered.

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Week of July 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,173 people tested positive, 52 are active patients, 6,053have recovered and 63 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 2.3%.

The programs offered from June 2020 to present included high school boys and girl’s varsity water polo, swimming, PE, and SPED Pool. Photo courtesy of Ed Wong.

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Baler Aquatic Center stays busy during COVID

It’s the only pool in Northern California that’s remained open throughout the pandemic, providing services to locals and other counties.

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June coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

6,108 people tested positive as of June 30, 14 are active patients, 6,094 have recovered and 63 have died; the county's 7-day positive rate is 3.1%.

Fireworks stand at Windmill Market in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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SJB prepares to enforce Illegal fireworks

Three more security officers are budgeted for July 4 weekend.

Hollister Police Officer Esqueda and Behavioral Health Management Services Manager Nancy Abellera. Photo courtesy of HPD.

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HPD partners with San Benito Behavioral Health with the S.A.F.E. Program

Program aims to provide emergency and continued assistance to community members suffering with mental illness and substance abuse matters.

Homes along Highway 156 in San Juan Bautista. Photo courtesy of Shelby Schipsi.

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SJB changes fence height limits along Highway 156

The city agrees to ask Caltrans for a sound wall.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

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Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives assistance for roof replacement

Construction is expected to take place in 2022.

A shirtless resident shelters from the sun under the Pacheco's Liquors and Mart on June 16. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Hollister Cooling Centers will not be open this week

The San Benito County Free Library has been designated as a cooling center in previous years.

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California COVID-19 guidelines starting June 15

Some restrictions remain for large venues.