San Benito County Administration Building. File Photo.

Health

County health official attributes new COVID-19 positives to ‘people gathering more’

Of the 1,245 tests conducted at Vets Memorial Building, four have come back positive.

Una Mas Saloon in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista council mulls closing bar over occupancy violations

Customers at Una Mas Saloon were reportedly shoulder-to-shoulder on Memorial Day, but owner says that’s false.

Albert Bracamonte and family dining outside Hollister House. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Outdoor dining opens on San Benito Street

Several restaurants take part in weekend street closure. Check out photos from the first day.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council votes to close San Benito Street for outdoor dining

Closure will allow restaurants to use space to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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

Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista considers using Third Street for outdoor dining

Main thoroughfare could become a temporary one-way street, allowing restaurants and businesses to use curbside space.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista looks to reopen parts of city

Working in accord with state rules, City Council discusses expanding outdoor dining, waiving business license fees, and orders the post office lobby open 24/7.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Health

Keep your distance from others to decrease COVID-19 transmission

Maintaining at least a six foot distance from each other is the most critical strategy.

Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Gov. Newsom issues shelter in place order for all of California

Californians ordered to stay at home; essential services still allowed.