San Benito County Planning Commissioner Davon Pack observing the ballot-checking process on Nov. 2, 2021. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Special municipal election 2021: Unofficial results

Dolores Morales wins the Hollister City Council District 3 election and will serve a one-year term that ends in Dec. 31, 2022.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

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CDC approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in children 5 through 11 years of age

The state was allocated 1.2 million pediatric doses from the federal government.

The Hollister City Council listened over an hour and a half to LLXP's lawyer argue for a repeal, then revoked all three of the company's cannabis permits. Pixabay photo.

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California offers free online commercial cannabis permitting workshop

Department of Cannabis Control will provide an overview of the state’s cannabis cultivation licensing program and review their requirements for commercial cannabis farming.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Leslie David.

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Election Office announces draft redistricting maps are available for review

Draft maps will also be available at the County Clerk lobby the County Administration lobby beginning Nov. 5.

San Benito County Official Seal. Courtesy of San Benito County

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San Benito County issues EBT card scam alert

El Condado de San Benito emitio una alerta de estafas con las tarjetas de EBT

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Red Cross emergency blood shortage

The Red Cross has a blood drive scheduled in Hollister on Nov. 18 from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1670 Cienega Road. 

San Benito County Planning Commissioner Devon Pack as the only public member waiting for the ballots to be counted on Nov. 2. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Special municipal election 2021: Updated results

According to the San Benito County Registrar of Voters, 0 of 3 precincts have been reported. Dolores Morales leads with 88 more votes than the next candidate Lauretta Avina.

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Central Coast launches coalition to advance space and aeronautics in the region

San Benito County's role in the vision is in workforce development that includes expanding existing and developing new training programs at community colleges.

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Public meetings for the week of Nov. 1

Discussions include grants, housing programs and student discipline.


Two local animal welfare providers to be honored Nov. 14

Memory book supplies will be available at tables curbside for those who want to share their gratitude, favorite memory, anecdote, and/or photo to help create a memory book for the family of each honoree.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel

Government / Politics

VIDEO: BenitoLink’s Hollister City Council District 3 candidate forum

The forum included several community questions regarding displaying flags at City Hall, charter cities, transparency and residential development. 

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Schools & Education

PHOTOS: San Benito High School Homecoming Parade

Various high school clubs, the football team and cheerleaders displayed their school spirit.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Oct. 29 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,424 people tested positive, 117 are active patients, 7,232have recovered and 75 have died.

Voting station on Nov. 3 at the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Noe Magaña.

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Election Office announces ‘cure’ deadline

Deadline is Nov. 16 at close of business at 5 p.m.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

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Gavilan College announces 2021 Community Spirit Awards

Abraham Gonzales, representing a non-profit, the Sovereign Order of Malta and Salazar Painting chosen from San Benito County.