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July 20, 2024

Christopher Ranch employee tests positive for Covid-19

Garlic production temporarily shut down in one building at Christopher Ranch after an employee tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of last week. Executive vice president Ken Christopher confirmed the case, and said Santa Clara County health officials are present at the ranch June...

County to offer details on business grant program

San Benito County officials next week will host an online focus group and a press conference to provide information on a grant program for small businesses impacted by Covid-19.

Weddings permitted with social distancing

The San Benito County Public Health Department on Wednesday announced that the State of California expanded the Place of Worship guidance to include outdoor religious services and cultural services.  According to a press release, the services include weddings–religious or nonreligious–provided that physical distancing is practiced.  Secular...

Woman dies in accident on Fairview Road

A 61-year-old Los Banos woman died in a single-vehicle collision in unincorporated east San Benito County early Thursday morning, according to police.

Hollister Community Outreach in danger of closing doors

It’s Friday afternoon and Linda Lampe is running later than usual preparing more than 100 meals to be distributed throughout San Benito County.  This was right after coming back from delivering food boxes to 165 families in San Juan Bautista, followed by putting together food...

Council spars over recent travel

Hollister City Council members are at odds again as an investigation was launched to determine if one member’s trip across the country was authorized.  Hollister Council member Honor Spencer said during the June 15 meeting that she attended the National League of Cities conference in...

Aromas man dies in collision on Highway 129

A 29-year-old Aromas man died after his Honda Civic collided head-on with a tractor-trailer on Highway 129 Monday morning, according to authorities.

CHP: Expect traffic ‘surge’

During March and April, the number of traffic collisions and arrests of intoxicated drivers dropped dramatically statewide compared to the previous year, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Ink begins to flow again at tattoo shops

San Benito County officials allowed businesses such as tattoo parlors to move into Stage 3 for personal care services beginning June 19.  Matt Gomez, who owns Only the Honorable Tattoos at 520 San Benito Street, said he’s been getting bombarded since last week with phone...

Fire contained in southern San Benito County

A fire that sparked in the southern end of San Benito County on June 16 is 100 percent contained after burning 895 acres, Cal Fire reported June 21. Crews from Cal Fire and Hollister Fire responded to the Bitter Fire, located in Bitterwater northeast of...