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January 15, 2021

Hollister SD will keep campuses shut down

The Hollister School District will continue teaching students via distance learning after the school board took action this week to extend campus closures until...

State orders San Benito to ‘stay home’ as hospitals reach capacities

The state of California has announced a regional stay-at-home order in the San Joaquin Valley region—which includes San Benito County—due to the declining availability of hospital beds that may be needed to treat the growing surge of Covid-19 patients.

Covid-19: A year of loss

Since then, as of Dec. 28, Covid-19 has killed 27 more people in San Benito County, and another 652 in Santa Clara County, according to public health officials. The rate of the virus’ spread has expanded exponentially—with more than 1,000 positive cases reported daily in recent weeks in Santa Clara, and a positivity rate of 68.3 new cases per 100,000 residents per day in San Benito.

City officials approve downtown parklet program

San Benito Street in downtown Hollister is undergoing some major construction this week and city officials are hoping it’ll pave a new road to...

San Benito Street reopens for business

San Benito Street was shut down for more than two weeks as it went through some major beautification upgrades to help revitalize downtown Hollister....

San Benito High fall sports put on hold

Student-athletes at San Benito High and all those around the state will have to wait even longer to get back into competition as the...

Covid-19: San Benito County remains at ‘substantial’ risk level

San Benito County Public Health officials are reporting the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 has gone back up, slowing down any progress...

Hollister adopts new face covering ordinance

The City of Hollister is moving forward with a new ordinance that will impose steep penalties for those caught not wearing a face covering...

Despite surge, Hazel Hawkins still admitting patients

Even though Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is at 100 percent capacity, medical staff said the facility is still open to treat patients during the “double-headed surge.”

County receives first doses of Covid-19 vaccine

Santa Clara County received its first 5,850 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on Dec. 15. This delivery is the first of the initial 17,550...