Vivian Stubblefield said, "I'm for the Constitution and against the lockdown." Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Group protests stay-at-home order

Around 30 people gather in support of reopening businesses under current COVID-19 guidelines.

Empty parklet in front of Country Rose on Dec. 7 following the Regional Stay-at-Home Order. The order limits food service to take-out and delivery. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business / Economy

Deja Vu: businesses toughing out stay-at-home order

Outdoor dining helped restaurants stay afloat prior to the shutdown enacted Dec. 7.


Stay-at-Home Order issued for San Joaquin Valley Region, including San Benito County

Order starts Dec. 6 at 11:59 p.m. and will be in effect for at least three weeks.


State health officials announce Regional Stay at Home Order triggered by ICU capacity

No regions currently meet the threshold, but some are projected to within the next week.

Food from Miyako Japanese Restaurant.

Food / Dining

Where to get take-out food in San Benito County

Restaurants in Hollister, Dunneville, Aromas, and Tres Pinos offer options as stay-at-home order continues.

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.

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.

Taking a walk with your child while following appropriate social distancing measures can be a great way to get exercise during the shelter-in-place order. Photo provided by Meghan Ross.

Children and Youth

Families share experiences during shelter-in-place order

Five San Benito County parents share thoughts on keeping kids engaged.