Students participate in a writing workshop at the San Benito County Jail. Photo provided by Julie Morris. (Faces have been blurred to protect privacy.)

Justice

A view from the inside: What does it feel like to be in jail during a pandemic?

Inmates at the San Benito County Jail take classes to continue their education. During the COVID-19 pandemic, jail staff and Gavilan College have improvised to maintain students' education.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

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Law enforcement makes arrests in attempted murder

Police take five people into custody after April 1 drive-by shooting in San Juan Bautista.

Female inmates at the San Benito County Jail attend remote Gavilan College classes. Photo provided by SBC Sheriff's Office.

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County jail releases 35 inmates vulnerable to COVID-19

None showed symptoms and all received a judge’s approval.

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SBC Sheriff Deputy Peter O'Day suited up in personal protective equipment. Photo provided by SBC Sheriff's Office.

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First responders speak on coronavirus preparedness

Police, fire and sheriff’s deputies wear personal protection equipment when necessary and limit in-person contact.

Sang Ji faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison and is expected to be sentenced on April 30. Photos by John Chadwell.

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Sang Ji convicted of first-degree murder

Facing a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.

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Health

March 18 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Inn at Tres Pinos open for pick-up dining and delivery services; Hollister Super sets aside exclusive shopping hours for seniors 65+, the disabled and their caregivers starting March 19; Entrance fees waived at Pinnacles National Park.

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March 17 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

Closures and cancellations in the community.

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Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

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Hollister Police Department investigating assault of a minor

Police said the victim’s condition was listed as critical as of March 12.

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One dead in Fairview Road vehicle collision

CHP said that for an unknown reason, the driver allowed the vehicle to leave the northbound lane, cross over the southbound lane and travel onto the right shoulder of southbound Fairview Road where the vehicle then collided with a tree.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

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Hollister police arrest theft suspect

Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage from a nearby residence depicting a person of interest in the case.

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Prescribed burn planned at Fort Hunter Liggett

Smoke may be visible in San Benito County.

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Prescribed burn in San Vicente Redwoods

Though the 22-acre burn is in Santa Cruz County, smoke may be visible in San Benito County.

Christopher Larios, 34, will continue to be held without bail in connection with the alleged murder of Raul De La Rosa on Dec. 23, 2014. Photos by John Chadwell.

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No bail for Christopher Larios in 2014 homicide

Arraignment hearing set for March 12.

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Prescribed burns planned in Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Though the burns will take place in Santa Cruz County, smoke may be visible in San Benito County.

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The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. File photo.

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2014 murder suspect appears in court

Christopher Larios’ next hearing is Feb. 21.