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News Release

Green Business Committee to host water emergency meeting

Shawn Novack of the Water Resources Association of San Benito County will be the speaker.

Wood going through the chipper. Photo courtesy of San Benito Fire Safe Council.


Fire Safe Council to host wildfire preparedness workshop

Workshop will be followed by a hands-on work party.

Photo courtesy of Water Resources Association San Benito County.

News Release

San Benito County included in drought state of emergency proclamation

41 counties now under drought state of emergency intended to protect communities and the environment, representing 30% of the state’s population.

Pilot Michael Steiger appears unfazed at his crash landing May 4 at Hollister Municipal Airport. Photo courtesy of Cheryl Mullin, Interim Airport Manager.


Jet crash and response ‘picture perfect’

Pilot brought the plane from Utah for its annual maintenance checkup.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: San Benito County facing emergencies

Supervisor Mark Medina writes about the county facing COVID-19 and the budget.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County


New extended and more restrictive shelter in place order issued

There has been a significant increase in the number of positive cases from COVID-19, which is beginning to strain healthcare resources.

New emergency council is sworn in to address COVID-19 pandemic issues. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister proclaims emergency; Schools close; San Juan Bautista open for business

Mayor said the council was taking emergency action in order to assure the city had the state and federal resources it needed to keep the community safe.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. Photo by Leslie David.

Education / Schools

County public schools to close March 16 through March 20

Office of Education is continuing to monitor Coronavirus activity and safeguards and will implement a longer closure if warranted

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Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Nationwide Test

FEMA and FCC to conduct a nationwide test of Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System October 3 at 11:18 a.m.

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Officials seek state of emergency designation for county

County also issues water contamination alert for homes on Lovers Lane, Frye Lane, and San Felipe Road to Shore Road because of flooding


Business / Economy

Hollister set to declare water emergency

City prepares response to state of emergency, triggered by drought


Locals complete emergency response training

Community members are ready to assist in emergency; next training session begins April 14

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Police / Fire

Police announce new emergency notification system

CodeRED system covers San Benito and Santa Cruz counties

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Include pets, livestock in your emergency plan

Emergency planning should include large and small animals