A few new tasks have been added to Rena Dortch's day since the shelter-in-place order went into effect, but overall she said things are the same, just quieter. Photo by Leslie David.

San Benito Lifestyle

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat

Tres Pinos Post Office serves as central location for rural residents even during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, captures the attention of the Knight audience. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink attends Knight Foundation conference in Miami

Local online news expands as media reconfigures in the digital era.

Features

Pledge of Champions: Protecting your local news for 2020

Individuals all over San Benito County support local news and make sure BenitoLink is here to read year in and year out.

Dave Wright looks over the wagon, assessing the project before taking it on. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

On the road again

A 100-plus-year-old sheepherder’s wagon is rebuilt for the Downtown Parade.

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Housing / Land Use

Dreams of the 400 Block circa 1992

Magazine brings readers back to a time of excitement about redevelopment projects in Hollister.

The updated site will be similar but "refreshed" and allowing for more content.

News

Updated BenitoLink Site to be revealed May 31

BenitoLink moves from Drupal platform to more user friendly WordPress platform May 31.

Featured speaker Bruce Katz suggested the Monterey Bay area look around the country and around the world for similar areas that have found solutions. Photo provided by Lucid Sound and Picture.

Business / Economy

Monterey Bay Economic Partnership grows, and with it, its influence

Summit speakers promote development of local funding solutions.

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Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Housing / Land Use

San Juan Bautista noncompliant and Hollister under review for state housing requirements

San Juan Bautista Mayor César Flores and City Manager Michaele La Forge summoned by Governor Gavin Newsom to Feb. 19 meeting in Long Beach.

Faviola is married to Carlos. They live in a van with Alex (9), Bruce (7) and Destiny (3). Photo courtesy of Kirti Bassendine.

Art & Culture

Kirti Bassendine’s art gives voices to the homeless

New photo exhibit at Gilroy Center for the Arts introduces you to your neighbors, the ones without homes.

Health Care Districts 2 & 4. Left to right: Josie Sanchez, Ross Blasingame, Frank Barragan, Donn Winn, Mary Casillas and Jason Noble.  Photo by Blaire Strohn

Business / Economy

Oct.18 Forum Informal Survey Results

BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau and Youth Alliance host nonpartisan forum and take exit survey from those who attended.

The Anderson Homes team standing in front of Santana Ranch, a new subdivision just off Fairview Rd. in Hollister. Photo provided.

Business / Economy

Anderson Homes Gives Back to local nonprofits

Four San Benito County nonprofits, including BenitoLink, will be part of Anderson Home community giving program.

San Benito County Executive Directors attend the Community Foundation for San Benito County informational session. Photo by Leslie David.

Children and Youth

Area nonprofits learn about CSUMB student internship opportunities

CSU Monterey Bay comes to Hollister breakfast hosted by the Community Foundation for San Benito County to tell local nonprofits businesses about student internships.

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Business / Economy

Joint BenitoLink and Farm Bureau Election Forums to be held in October

Two free, public forums are scheduled for Oct. 11 and Oct. 18 in Hollister.

A mid-winter view of Sparling Ranch. Photo by Steve Rottenborn.

Agriculture

Portion of Sparling Ranch is now conservation bank

Extreme patience and an eye for a potentially valuable product helped Michael Anderson complete a development and move mitigation requirements to a new, faster moving business model.

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Active through the Seasons: Kids

As the school year comes to an end, we thought it might be helpful to provide this special edition to spark some ideas for summer and beyond.