San Benito High School. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School set to reopen April 19

Students returning to campus on hybrid schedule.

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez cuts the ribbon on Nov. 14 celebrating the reopening of San Benito Street after a beautification project. Photo by John Chadwell.


Hollister holds ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating San Benito Street reopening

Changes include parklets, one-way traffic flow and diagonal parking.

Students wait for temperature checks before coming onto campus. If San Benito County remains in the red tier through December, SBHS may open on Jan. 11. Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School prepares for possible reopening in January

Superintendent Tennenbaum, Principal Ramirez and other staff explain how returning to in-person instruction would work.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Education / Schools

HSD to consider implementing distance learning at start of school year

Trustees previously adopted a hybrid learning model on June 23.

San Benito High School administration building. File photo.

Education / Schools

SBHSD presents safety protocols for reopening

School safety team and colleagues unveil detailed plan.

Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District releases draft plan for reopening

Parents will choose from two models—one bringing students to classrooms twice a week; the other being online only.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.

Environment / Nature

Pinnacles National Park increasing recreational access to east side of park

Campground remains open for visitors with existing reservations.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Business / Economy

Places of worship and in-store retail can now open with modifications

Under new guidance, places of worship can hold religious services and funerals that limit attendance to 25% building capacity upon approval by San Benito County Public Health Services.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

San Benito County seeks to ease more shelter-in-place restrictions

Supervisor Botelho said county was “one infection away” from failing to meet state requirements on easing restrictions.

San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Shelter order moves into Stage Two

Expansion to be phased in gradually for lower-risk businesses.

Naomi Ruiz, the new owner of FlapJacks Breakfast & Grill, talks with Reyes Lobato, Chef and Kitchen Manager.

Business / Economy

FlapJacks is back with new look, new owner

Familiar destination in Tres Pinos held soft opening on Friday