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May 25, 2022

With Covid rates rising, health officials urge caution

With the Bay Area currently showing the highest Covid-19 infection rates in California, health officers are reminding people of the importance of safety precautions such as continued masking indoors and vaccine boosters. The current wave of infections is fueled by the highly contagious Omicron subvariants,...

County approves expansion for personal services

San Benito County officials will allow businesses such as waxing salons and tattoo parlors to begin reopening at the end of the week.  According to a press release, County Interim Public Health Officer Dr. David Ghilarducci approved for the county to move into Stage 3...

Spring is here!

For San Juan Bautista resident Refugio “Cuco” Chavez, the first day of spring doesn’t just mean he gets to spend more time in his home garden over the coming months. It is also the wedding anniversary of he and his wife, Esparanza “Espie” Chavez. The...

FDA approves first non-prescription Covid test that also detects flu

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued its approval Monday of the first non-prescription at-home Covid-19 test that also detects the flu.  The test allows users to swab the inside of their nose and send the sample to the test's manufacturer, Labcorp, for analysis. In...

Coronavirus claims life of San Benito County man, residents ordered to ‘shelter in residence’

Less than three hours after public health officials stunned San Benito county residents March 17 with an order to “shelter at their place of residence” for 20 days to slow the spread of the coronavirus, came another revelation: The virus had taken the life...

County: Resist the urge to leave home Easter weekend

This Easter weekend, though, San Benito County authorities are strongly urging residents to stay home as the health officer’s shelter-at-home order remains in effect.

Earth Day celebration scheduled for April 23

San Benito County invites the community to celebrate Earth Day this Saturday with environmental education and recycling programs, awards and interactive activities for people of all ages. The festivities will take place 1-4pm April 23 at Carl Martin Luck City Library and Park in San...

San Benito land trust earns national recognition

San Benito Agricultural Land Trust (SBALT) announced Feb. 25 that it achieved national recognition through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. It joins more than 450 land trusts across the nation to receive the honor. “Accreditation demonstrates SBALT’s commitment to local agriculture and open space through permanent...

Public health officials report 15th virus death

San Benito County Public Health officials are reporting the number of new Covid-19 cases are continuing to drop in the county but another death was disclosed in their latest newsletter. As of Oct. 23, county officials have reported 15 deaths and 1,432 confirmed cases of...

San Benito County prepares for virus

Since San Benito County’s first two cases of the coronavirus were reported in early February, no new cases have been identified in the county. Local health officials—public and private—aren’t taking any chances. The county Board of Supervisors on March 10 proclaimed a “state of emergency” to...

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