Fremont Peak and the Gabilan Range. Photo courtesy of Jim Ostick.

San Benito Lifestyle

BL Longform: Fremont Peak reopens to camping and recreation

A home to foxes, bumblebees, sparrow hawks and early California soldiers.

Ivar Den Breejen said "The park has amazing ramps and is an excellent place to skate." Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister skatepark shows its age

Young skaters and parents want to see change at the 20-year-old memorial to Daniel Yetter.

BenitoLink reporters, staff, interns and board members. Photo compilation by Robert Eliason


Stronger Together: the key to successful local news

Your support of BenitoLink can make a huge difference when it comes to how many stories a day we can cover and how deep we can go with our reporting.

About 15 volunteers helped out for two days to paint the compass rose at the Hollister Municipal Airport. Photo by John Chadwell.


Compass rose at the Hollister airport gets a needed paint job

It was last painted 11 years ago.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of April 9 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

5,911 people have tested positive, 47 are active patients, 5,802 have recovered and 62 have died; the county's positivity rate is 2.4%.

San Benito High School seniors Cathy Nguyen, Kiani McKeon and Eddie Schmidt. Photo by Olivia Madera.

Schools & Education

On the road to college during the pandemic

High school seniors face new challenges when it comes to applying to universities.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel) stopped at the San Benito Health Clinic while touring the county. Photo by John Chadwell.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta tours San Benito County

He says American Rescue Plan Act will provide ‘significant amounts of money’ for the county, cities and schools.

Raymond Anthony Andrade. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister City Council discusses raising LGBTQ pride flag in June

With no policy in place, council members table the item for further discussion.

Ayden Kusumoto. Photo by Robert Eliason

Sports & Recreation

San Benito Aquatics offers safe place for swimming and competition

Programs offer youth a chance to exercise and socialize.

Ukulele student Sydney Luna poses with school instrument. Photo by Dreia Luna.

Art & Culture

Hollister third graders pluck away in ukulele program

HSD and San Benito Arts Council launch new collaboration.

Art & Culture

Local student earns honorable mention at state poetry competition

Angelo Hillstock shares his poem about the pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions


Mary Zanger writes that the proposed autonomous vehicle facility is like a difficult neighbor.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Don’t let up now

Randy Logue writes to keep the pressure on elected and appointed officials for their response to the pandemic.

Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Hiking at Fremont Peak

Francisco Diaz writes about heading up a local hiking trail with his mother.