Marilyn Ferreira sits with her husband and her six grandchildren. Photo provided.

History & Profiles

Sponsor Highlight: A pioneer for women in business and leadership

As a single mother, Marilyn Ferreira's interest in real estate started with wanting a career that allowed time for her three daughters.

Photo by Lisa Robinson.

Art & Culture

Lisa Robinson Photography makes The Knot Best of Weddings list for 2020

Local photographer has also been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

HSD Trustees at the Nov. 21 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rancho Santana School. The school is expected to open in early 2021. Photos by Heather Graham.

Education / Schools

Groundbreaking at new Rancho Santana School

Facilities expected to open in 2021.

Members of the Top Hatters Motorcycle Club handed out free turkeys at a senior lunch hosted by Jovenes de Antaño on Nov. 19. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle

Top Hatters give away turkeys for Thanksgiving

Seniors treated during Jovenes de Antaño lunch program.

Hollister resident Connor Halterman (center) poses with Noah Lowry and Mike "Tiny" Felder. Halterman was honored at the Giants Community Fund's 15th annual luncheon at Oracle Park on Nov. 16. Photo provided by @SFGiants2019.

Sports & Recreation

Hollister residents receive Willie Mac Award

The award is named after SF Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey and is bestowed in recognition of outstanding leaders.

Photo courtesy of Census Bureau website.

Government / Politics

Census Bureau hiring for 2020 count

Looking for workers who want to serve their community, help ensure everyone is counted.

The Golden Eagle Mortgage team at the 2018 toy drive. Photo provided by Golden Eagle Mortgage.

Children and Youth

Golden Eagle Mortgage annual toy drive returns

Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Hollister families.

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Attendees wave their napkins in the air in celebration of the honorees. Photos by Raul Ceja.

Nonprofits

Locals recognized at National Philanthropy Day dinner

San Benito County nonprofits honor individuals and groups in the community.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News

City suffers second water main break in two days

The Nov. 20 water main break occurred on San Benito Street between Third and Fourth Streets.

Traffic was diverted at the intersection of San Benito and South Streets in Hollister. Photo by Leslie David.

News

Water main break in downtown Hollister

City of Hollister is advising people to avoid the area.

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Reporter John Chadwell (standing) asks a question at a BenitoLink team writing and photography workshop. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Local news is a treasure

Being informed broadens community representation, helps fill government positions and keeps our democracy effective.

Rachelle Escamilla. Photo provided by Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Nonprofits

Friends of the Library recognize Rachelle Escamilla

Escamilla will be recognized along with other community members at the National Philanthropy Day event on Nov. 14.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Police / Fire

Prescribed burn planned for San Benito County

Smoke is expected to be visible from King City, Bitterwater, Pinnacles National Park, New Idria, southern San Benito County and the San Joaquin Valley.

Rachel Logue and her faculty adviser, who recently went to Chicago to present some of their research. Photo provided by SBHS.

Schools & Education

SBHS alumna on journey to study Parkinson’s, brain injuries

Rachel Logue's project focuses on balance and movement issues in young children and elderly people with a goal of being able to help patients with Parkinson’s disease and children who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo by John Chadwell.

Environment / Nature

Gray fox tests positive for Canine distemper at Pinnacles

Although humans are not known to contract it, domesticated dogs are highly susceptible.