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COMMUNITY OPINION: Don’t let COVID tyranny go unpunished

Randy Logue writes about the overreach of government during the pandemic.


Locals demonstrate in support to recall Gov. Newsom

An informal protest against Governor Newsom erupted in Hollister on Sept. 19.

Photo courtesy of San Benito Farm Housing.


Farmworkers face COVID, heat wave and wildfire smoke

SBC Office of Emergency Services provides N95 masks to guard against unhealthy air quality.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: San Benito County facing emergencies

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

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.


San Juan Bautista distributes masks as order goes into effect

April 29 drive-thru for those in need taking place at community center.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

County-mandated facial covering order could come as soon as April 24

Coverings would be required in places where it isn’t possible to maintain social distancing.

Various designs of face coverings. Photo provided by Karen Stacy.

News Release

Cloth Face Covering Requirement for San Benito County

Order expected this week.

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County receives defective masks from state

Office of Emergency Services manager says they’d been in storage a long time.

San Juan Bautista resident Karen Stacy has made and sold hundreds of masks from her home in recent weeks. Photo provided by Karen Stacy.

San Benito Lifestyle

San Juan seamstress stitches facial coverings

Karen Stacy makes masks that combine functionality and style.

County provides link to websites that demonstrate how to make your own mask. Illustration from Childrens Hospital of Philidelphia.


San Benito County shares information on masks

County is not requiring masks, but news release said they can help protect others around you. Made and worn properly, homemade masks can reduce the spread of COVID-19.