Image courtesy of USGS.


A 3.7 magnitude earthquake strikes San Benito County

Two other smaller earthquakes hit the same area.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel.


BenitoLink to host candidate forum

Join us via Zoom on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Hollister Police Department. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister Police Department investigating overnight burglary

A 'substantial' amount of money was taken from the automatic teller.

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Public meetings for the week of Oct. 18

Discussions include traffic studies, a cannabis cultivation permit and staff recruitment.

Landscape view from Hepsedam Peak looking east towards San Benito Mountain in southern San Benito County. Photo by Ryan O'Dell, courtesy of BLM.

News Release

San Benito County included in Congress’ Monterey Bay National Heritage Area Study Act

The Monterey Bay National Heritage Area Study Act is the first piece of a multi-step process.

Hollister Police Department vehicle. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister conducts river clean up

Police said the event resulted in the removal of over 16 encampments, 14 truckloads of garbage and 1 ton of metal.

Rapid 568 bus at a bus stop. Photo provided by VTA

News Release

More routes and faster bus trips from Gilroy to San Jose announced

VTA says the Rapid 568 can cut down transportation time on this route from the Gilroy Transit Center to downtown San Jose 33%.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Oct. 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,262 people tested positive, 115 are active patients, 7,075 have recovered and 72 have died.

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Constellation of the month: The water constellations

David Baumgartner writes how to spot Aquarius, Piscis Austrinus and Pisces.

Family members of a student wait outside of campus during lockdown. Photo by Leslie David.

Police / Fire

Rancho San Justo put on lockdown

Hollister Police Department responds to a report of suspicious activity. After searching the campus police say students are safe.

Empty Supervisors chamber closed to the public in February 2021. The county allowed in-person attendance later in the year. File photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

SBC issues recommendations on social distancing and hybrid meetings

Board of Supervisors to continue holding hybrid meetings offering in-person and Zoom options.

Community Foundation for San Benito County board members meet monthly. Photo by Leslie David.


Community Foundation and United Way announce Covid-19 Grant Awards

Twenty-seven local nonprofits were awarded $415,000 in government grant funding.

Photo from Pixabay.

News Release

Let’s Green CA! to host electric vehicle display event

Event to take place Oct. 16 in the parking lot of the San Benito Health Foundation.

Administration of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Leslie David.

News Release

San Benito County issues $300,000 through Vaccine Incentive Program

Having issued all of its $25 gift cards for first doses, the county is looking for funds to continue that program.

File photo: Cars at the stop light at Union Road and Highway 156 intersection near the San Juan-Hollister Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Highway 156 closed between Hwy 101 and Union Road

Downed power lines in the area started a brush fire.