A resident casting his vote. Photo by Juliana Luna.


Elections Department announces Nov. 8 results certification

Board of Supervisors will consider accepting the certification Dec. 13.

Hollister High Robotics Team 6884 Deep-Space. Photo courtesy of FIRST.

Schools & Education

Hollister High Robotics Team attends San Francisco Gala

Students get to interact with other teams and learn about career paths.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

SJB declares property a public nuisance citing San Juan Creek floodplain violations

Kulta Farms LLC agrees to the City Council’s corrective actions.

Photo provided by Chamberlain's.


Community collaboration feeds the success of 12 Days of Giving

Local nonprofit organizations are collaborating to raise awareness and funding for needs that go unmet in San Benito County.

Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars. Photo by NASA.


Searching the Sky: A red planet and shooting stars

David Baumgartner writes that this month the sky is filled with great objects.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

News Release

Hollister Recreation to host breakfast and photos with Santa

The event is free to the first 250 children ages 12 and under. Tickets available online and at three locations.

Photo courtesy of the San Benito County Sheriff's Department.

Police / Fire

San Benito County sees two Thanksgiving Day gun-related incidents

HPD is investigating a reported shooting while the Sheriff’s Department makes an illegal weapons arrest.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

True Value to offer free fluorescent light bulb recycling

Residents can receive a $10 off coupon towards the purchase of light emitting diodes (LEDs) while coupons last.


Giving Tuesday is another news day

BenitoLink provides daily doses of news, community opinions and up-beat features on local businesses.

San Benito County Oriana Chorale. Photo by Eden De Alba.

Art & Culture

San Benito Oriana Chorale: bringing joy to the holidays since 1986

Singers present fall concerts starting Dec. 14.

Concert by members of Guitars not Guns. Photo by Juliana Luna.


New after-school program aims to keep youth active through music

San Benito County chapter of Guitars Not Guns graduates its first class.

Imperial Wildlife Area wetlands. Photo by Chadd Santerre, Wetland Programs Supervisor, California Waterfowl Association.

News Release

California Rangeland Trust to purchase 4k acres for conservation easement near Hollister

CRT looks to protect and preserve threatened and endangered species habitat, rangelands and grasslands, and habitat linkages.

Soap Lake. Photo courtesy of San Benito Agriculture Land Trust.


COLUMN: SBALT releases 2023 wall calendar

Nik Dholakia writes to introduce new project, which, in part, aims to educate residents about SBALT-protected lands in San Benito County.

Photo by Pixabay.


COMMUNITY OPINION: Why is fiscal crisis at Hazel Hawkins not on the agenda?

Resident Robert Bernosky writes that residents should become knowledgeable, hold the elected board accountable, and become part of the solution.