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June 20, 2021

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Guest view: Include Latinos in economy rebuilding

California’s Latino community is experiencing the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact. About 50 percent of the state’s more than 62,000 cases, and 33 percent of its total deaths are Latino, more than any other racial or ethnic group in California.

Guest view: Who will pay for pandemic impacts?

The prospect of endless litigation, in turn, is generating new political fights over whether limits should be placed on civil liability during the pandemic/recession crisis.

Guest view: Water war reignites

The COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told, is transforming how we live, but one aspect of life in California appears immune to change: the state’s perennial war over water.

Guest view: No new housing bills

Some want to take it a step further, urging that all non-essential legislation be postponed until 30 days after the statewide “shelter in place” order has been lifted.

The pandemic, by the numbers

As of March 16 Worldwide, 169,387 cases, 77,257 recovered, 6,513 deaths (8th highest) US,  3,774, cases, 12 recovered, 69 deaths California, 431 cases, 6 recovered, 6 deaths New York, 746 cases,...

Dispensary removes allegedly illegal cannabis products

Hollister Police worked with the management of a new cannabis dispensary to stop the distribution of allegedly unauthorized marijuana products in the community.

AG Sec Sonny Perdue visits San Benito

Eight days after unveiling his plans for a new Farm Bill in Washington, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue headed to California to help...

State urges caution with wild mushrooms

As seasonal rains promote the growth of wild mushrooms, California Department of Public Health Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is...

Hepatitis A increases in California

Public health officials warn of an increase in hepatitis A cases throughout California. While San Benito County has no confirmed cases of the disease,...

Officials weigh local water rules after state pullback

Although the state has revoked mandatory water restrictions for residential users after a relatively wet winter, this county’s authorities are examining whether to implement locally based conservation rules.