COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

COVID-19 testing continues at Vets Building despite supply shortage

OptumServe site in Salinas helps out with extra kits.

Sommer Salinas and VFW Honor Guard. Photo courtesy Sommer Salinas.

San Benito Lifestyle

Girl Scout sets up museum at Veterans Memorial Building

Sommer Salinas earns Gold Award for her work to honor those who served in the Armed Forces.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

Data gremlins at COVID-19 testing site

High number of ‘pending’ results are due to problems loading data into the state reporting system.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

785 county residents have tested for coronavirus since May 5

Site can test 132 individuals per day.

COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Health

COVID-19 testing open to the general public

Health department conducted 118 tests on May 10, with a daily capacity for 132.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

Health

San Benito County hosts no-cost COVID-19 testing

Testing will be available to all residents with a focus on—but not limited to—underserved populations, healthcare employees, essential workers, those over 60 years of age and those with chronic illnesses.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Health

Federally funded COVID-19 testing begins at Vets Building

Services are initially limited to priority groups including first responders and health care workers.

American Legion Post 69 riders on San Benito Street. Around 15 local riders took part in filming promotional videos for the Hollister Rebel Rally. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister Rebel Rally promotional videos capture San Benito County

Marketing of July event plays on ‘It’s all about the ride’ theme.

The crowd at the Veterans Memorial Building on March 2 during a self-awareness, safety and anti-bullying event organized by SBHS student Samantha Slykas. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

SBHS student brings safety and anti-bullying message to Hollister

Ninth-grader Samantha Slykas and community members encourage tolerance.