Robert Eliason, out in the fresh air again after surgery. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

BL Longform: Fighting cancer, with the scars to prove it

Reporter Robert Eliason writes on his recovery from prostate surgery.

Voting station on Nov. 3 at the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

November election by the numbers

San Benito County Elections Office gives the who, what and when.

Sylvia DeLuna and Melanie Burns have become friends since sharing their experiences working as bus drivers for San Benito High School. Photo courtesy of Melanie Burns.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Former SBHS employees allege abuse, wrongful terminations

Three bus drivers have sued the San Benito High School District because of one supervisor and were awarded large settlements.

Bill Lee. Photo by Noe Magaña.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Business owner spends years recovering from embezzlement

After a slow, limited response from San Benito County, Bill Lee received $200,000 in restitution from a former employee. Now he’s suing a past customer to recoup another $743,000.

Fabiola Ramirez with her four children. Photo courtesy of Fabiola Ramirez.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Families on the edge

Lower income families can’t juggle COVID-19 state demands with day to day needs.

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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Final results

All votes have now been tallied.

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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Updated Results

There are approximately 597 ballots left to be counted.

SBC Elections Office staff preparing ballots to be counted prior to the Nov. 3 election. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

SBC Elections Office checking challenged ballots

Just under 600 votes still not counted, mostly due to signature discrepancies.

Tiffany Wyrick in the hospital. Photo courtesy of Tiffany Wyrick.

Health

BL Longform: COVID-19 recovery from a personal point of view

Tiffany Wyrick and son Colton share their story of becoming infected and the lingering effects months later.

Fields near San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Agriculture

BL Special Report: What are agricultural easements, and do they preserve San Benito County’s rural character?

Mitigation measures ensure certain lands are cultivated in perpetuity.

The view from the podium at the 2019 San Benito High School graduation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Students falling through the cracks

Over a three-year period, disabled students in San Benito County dropped out at more than twice the rate of the general student population.

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Government / Politics

Election 2020: Updated Results

New vote tally as of Nov. 10, with approximately 1,060 ballots left to be counted.

Students walking to school. File photo.

Education / Schools

BL Special Report: Hollister School District mirrors method to provide social-emotional support to students

Multi-tier support helping to lower suspension numbers, but Hispanics still disproportionately represented in suspensions and dropout rates.

Voting station on Nov. 3 at the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Initial Results

There are approximately 3,974 ballots left to be counted.

Poll worker help residents at the San Benito County Elections Office on Nov. 3. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Civic-minded residents manage SBC polling stations

Four captains bring years of experience in helping others express their votes.