BenitoLink's board, staff and reporters meet for their annual retreat in early 2020. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Forget Giving Tuesday, let’s call it Giving NewsDay

Local news needs community members who care enough about what is going on to pay for it. BenitoLink is fortunate to have supporters who will do this.

Francisco Romero (foreground) came to BenitoLink as an intern in 2019. BenitoLink file photo.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink Inclusionx intern seizes opportunity

Francisco Romero is one of many BenitoLink interns who got on-the-job experience and is now poised for a successful career.

Nonprofits

November Pledge of Champions supporters making impact

BenitoLink readers have donated $10,535 in support of local nonprofit news.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink is community news at its best

Pledge of Champions is a crucial part of the year for BenitoLink, when your donations set the path for our 2021 news-gathering.

George Rose Jr.won the Hackamore Class in 1964. Here he is accepting the award on Princess Nile. Photo courtesy Tammy Rose.

Features

Down Memory Lane: Stars of the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo

Recalling some of the well-known horses that have entertained crowds at Bolado Park.

Marie Hoffman, Grace Gillio, Emma Hoffman, Julie Gillio and Nicole Rajkovich show off their yellow and red Rainier and Bing cherries. Photo by Leslie David.

Ag

Fairhaven Orchards: old business, new ways

In time for cherry season, owners redouble safety measures, add online ordering and curbside pickup.

Sallie Calhoun (right) talks soils with a Paicines Ranch workshop guest. Photo by Alicia C Arcidiacono.

Features

Q & A: Sallie Calhoun on her No Regrets Initiative

With opportunity comes responsibility. In this interview, Paicines Ranch owner Sallie Calhoun talks about a 10-year commitment that she just "couldn't not do."

Prior to the COVID-19 restrictions being put in place, BenitoLink board members, journalists and staff met to discuss news coverage and the budget during their annual retreat in March. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

Appreciation and support for local news expands during COVID-19

Four-hundred newsrooms, including BenitoLink, get boost of $5,000 for additional coronavirus-related reporting for their communities thanks to Facebook, Lenfest Institute and local news funders.

BenitoLink Executive Director Leslie David. Photo by Lisa Robinson.

Nonprofits

Stay informed and stay safe: a few words from BenitoLink’s executive director

The virus ‘calls on us to do more and to make sure we are serving our readers well.’

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.

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.

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.