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.

Eden Rift is in its own little valley in the Cienega Valley AVA. Photo by Leslie David.

Agriculture

Eden Rift debut wines getting accolades

Local winery is getting good reviews on its first releases.

May 3 Election Forum was held at Hollister City Council Chambers. Public attendance was so high, there was standing room only in the back with the lobby full and people waiting on the front steps.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink-Farm Bureau forum videos with candidate responses

See the candidates respond to questions and make up your own mind for the upcoming election. The BenitoLink-Farm Bureau Forum is broken up in shorter segments for the contests on the June 5 Primary Election.

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Nonprofits

BenitoLink receives investigative grant

LION Publishers, an organization for local independent online news, has awarded a $1,500 grant to BenitoLink to extend its investigative reporting.

Amgen tour racers will be traveling through the southern end of San Benito County. Photo courtesy Amgen website.

Sports & Recreation

Amgen Tour goes through Bitterwater Tuesday May 15

South county residents may be surprised when the Amgen Bicycle Race comes through late morning Tuesday May 15.

A pasture displays a wide array of spring flowers. (Click to see full show.) Photo by Bob Rowlands.

Agriculture

Gabilan Ranch: A field trip for grown-ups

Ranch tours are becoming a popular way to learn and share ideas among local governmental agencies, environmental groups and landowners.

Some walkers went back as soon as the sun set, others waited until the full moon was the primary light source for the walk back. (Photo by Leslie David)

Children and Youth

Moonlight Walk: A shared experience for all ages

The R.E.A.C.H. and BenitoLink Moonlight Walk was well attended by families and adults wanting to take advantage of free, safe adventure.

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Nonprofits

BenitoLink joins San Benito GIVES campaign

The reason BenitoLink can provide thorough election coverage and local election forums is because of community support.

Attendance at the event was excellent and many community members stayed late into the evening listening to candidates. (Photo by Blaire Strohn)

Government / Politics

Public shows strong interest in BenitoLink/SBC Farm Bureau Election Forums

Nearly 200 people showed up at Hollister City Council Chambers to listen to candidates and hear about Measures A, B and C

Peaks View at Pinnacles National Park. Photo by Jim Ostdick

San Benito Lifestyle

Walking San Benito: Ostdick’s collection of San Benito’s many walking opportunities

This great collection, created by local author Jim Ostdick is ultimately a thorough tour that gets you all around San Benito County.

A group of Girl Scouts get tennis lessons from Ridgemark Tennis Club members.

San Benito Lifestyle

Do It Yourself Tennis Club

Ridgemark Tennis Club membership was dwindling, but the group went out and did something about it. Now the club has doubled the members and had a good time doing it.