45 results for civil grand jury
Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: The Civil Grand Jury; a vital civic duty

This community opinion was contributed by Margaret Jones-Ryan, Chief of Court Resources with

Roxy Montana has been appointed to the San Benito County Civil Grand Jury six times since 2001. Photo by Robert Eliason.


The power of 19

The workings of the San Benito County Civil Grand Jury might be unclear

Hollister Animal Care and Services. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister says tight budget is behind animal shelter woes

The San Benito County Civil Grand Jury report on the Hollister Animal Shelter

Brandon Hill comes into court to learn he has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister man shot by police committed to state mental hospital

Brandon Hill, who was arrested after being shot by a Hollister Police officer

San Benito County Sheriff Deputies serving a warrant in August 2022. Photo courtesy of Sheriff's Department.

Police / Fire

San Benito County sheriff responds to Civil Grand Jury recommendations

While the San Benito County Civil Grand Jury report, released at the beginning

County Administration Building. Photo Carmel de Bertaut.

Government / Politics

Civil Grand Jury report sees favoritism among county departments

One of the main findings of the San Benito County Civil Grand Jury

Hollister Police Officers Wells (left) and Pimentel (right). Photo by Hollister Police Sergeant Bo Leland.

Police / Fire

Civil Grand Jury Report criticizes Hollister police staffing levels

Editor's note: This is the third article on the 2021-22 Civil Grand Jury

The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. The court's website states the civil grand jury has two functions: Weighing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s “watchdog” by investigating and reporting upon various matters of county, city and special district governments. File photo.

News Release

Civil Grand Jury positions open

Information provided by former Civil Grand Jury Foreperson Roxy Montana San Benito County

Inside Behavioral Health, Juan Gutierrez, administrative services manager, said he read the report but could not comment. Photo by John Chadwell.


Civil Grand Jury probe of Behavioral Health Department finds mismanagement

The 2021-22 Civil Grand Jury investigation Report released Sept. 7 found the San


2022 General Election: San Benito County Supervisor District 1 Q&A

Betsy Dirks and Dom Zanger are in a run-off election for the Board

2021-22 Foreman Roxy Montana held a public meeting for the civil grand jury on Feb. 12, 2022. Photo by Katie Moorer.


San Benito County Civil Grand Jury releases the 2021-2022 report

The San Benito County Civil Grand Jury released its 2021-2022 Final Report on

2021-22 Foreman Roxy Montana held a public meeting for the civil grand jury on Feb. 12, 2022. Photo by Katie Moorer.


Q&A: Roxy Montana opens up about serving on San Benito County Civil Grand Jury

Article courtesy of Mission Village Voice   MVV had a “grand” meet up


COLUMN: The grand experience of the Civil Grand Jury

This Column was contributed by Civil Grand Jury Forman Roxy Montana, who has

Left to Right- BenitoLink Intern Leila Sadeghian, Reporter Jenny Mendolla Arbizu, Executive Director Leslie David, Reporter Robert Eliason, Reporter Carmel de Bertaut, Content Manager Noe Magaña, Interns Juliana Luna and Jonathan Crowther. Photo by Intern Jonathan Crowther


Monterey Peninsula Foundation awards $25,000 for BenitoLink intern program

This article was written by BenitoLink Board Secretary, Lois Locci.  For a third

Site of the proposed future Gavilan College campus in San Benito County at the corner of Fairview Road and Highway 25. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Report highlights public distrust in Gavilan College, lack of Measure X oversight

A report by the 2021 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury finds that