Elizabeth Gage, 2017, volunteering at the Univ. of Washington botany lab to preserve specimens.


COMMENTARY: Remembering former Hollister resident who served the community for 20 years

Jennifer Coile writes about Elizabeth Gage's achievements.

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Community Opinions

Message for new residents: There are things to do around Hollister – but how to find out?

For the sake of new residents Jennifer Coile shares tips for finding information about community activities.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Do county supervisor candidates understand the job description?

Jennifer Coile questions if candidates have the commitment, knowledge of issues and qualifications to make smart decisions if elected.


COMMENTARY: “New Day’s Lyric” 

BenitoLink reader Jennifer Coile shares Gorman's poem as 2022 begins.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Thank You, BenitoLink and John Chadwell

Jennifer Coile writes about BenitoLink's coverage of allegations of inappropriate behavior in an SBHS special education classroom.

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Learning Spanish for Work may be more fun than you can imagine

Unable to find an equivalent in San Benito County, Jennifer Coile writes about attending the Salinas Adult School classes for adults who use Spanish in the workplace.

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Proposed four-point action plan for the county’s response to Orlando tragedy

Resident says Orlando massacre gives county supervisors an opportunity to promote peace and violence prevention

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San Benito County supported troops with books during World War II

The national "Victory Book Campaign" started Jan. 12, 1942, and within three weeks, San Benito County women collected nearly a thousand books

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Is the local economy dying? Who is working to build our future?

There must be something other than homebuilding to spur the local economy


Schools & Education

Measure G: What is the high school bond money for?

Measure G would raise $42 Milllion for San Benito High School facilities. The list of projects is not a secret and was developed over a three-year process.