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.

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.

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.