Marisa Villegas stated, "It’s always so exciting to hear about athletes from your hometown do big things." Photo courtesy of Marisa Villegas.

Sports

San Benito County cheers as local athlete enters MLB

Haybaler alum Conner Menez made his SF Giants debut July 21.

Downtown San Juan Bautista closed its streets on Aug. 10 and 11 to welcome the annual Antique and Craft Fair. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

SJB Antique and Craft Fair gives the local economy a boost

Vendors talk about the value brought to the community.

Judge Omar Rodriguez was elected in November 2018 to replace Judge Harry Tobias as one of two judges at San Benito County Superior Court. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government

A day in the life of a San Benito County judge

Omar Rodriguez reflects on his new position and ensuring that all people receive a fair hearing.

Students came to thank dance instructor Kathia Herrera (center) at the end of summer assembly. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Education

Educators reflect on Migrant Summer School program

Students close out the session with a dance performance.

Photographer Alicia Arcidiacono (left) takes a moment for a photo with her husband in front of her photographs. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Arts

San Benito County photographers highlighted in ‘Framing a Story’ opening reception

Show features photographic essays by 10 artists.

Families enjoying their time together at B&R Farms' U-Pick event on July 13. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

B&R Farms opens its gates to the public

Guests come from near and far to pick their own apricots.

Many local farms have recipes in their stores or online for customers to follow. Photos by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

What to make with Blenheim apricots

Searching for a new apricot dish? BenitoLink has you covered.

Blenheim apricots can be found on multiple farms in San Benito County. They are sweet and juicy fruit that can be eaten straight from the tree. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Agriculture

It’s Blenheim apricot season in San Benito County

Considered an heirloom fruit on the path to becoming extinct, local farms continue to grow it.

While celebrations surrounding the Fourth of July may be fun for San Benito County residents, it is important for pet owners to take precautions to keep their animals safe. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

How to keep your pets safe on the Fourth of July

Fireworks can make animals anxious or cause them to run away.

Smith has played piano since an early age. Photo courtesy of Aaron Cole Smith.

Features

Local resident launches music career after recording in Nashville

Aaron Cole recently released a five-song EP.

Bernat creates various types of jewelry. Photo courtesy of Michelle Bernat.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Jewelry designer Michelle Bernat returns for rodeo

Bernatti Designs has a lot of Hollister connections.

Myako has multiple vegan items on the menu. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

How to eat vegan in San Benito County

Lots of options are available across many cuisines.

The annual golf tournament and dinner party takes place at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister. Photo courtesy of the Kelly Freitas Memorial Endowment.

Recreation & Sports

Ninth annual Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament coming in July

Proceeds benefit endowment providing scholarships for local students.

Make this Father's Day unique to what brings joy to that special father in your life. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

A gift for every father

There are lots of ways to celebrate dads this weekend (and beyond).

The view from the podium at the 2019 San Benito High School graduation. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Staying safe on graduation weekend

First responders discuss dangers, offer tips to students and parents.