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.


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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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.

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Business / Economy

Call for questions on upcoming BenitoLink – Farm Bureau Election Forum

BenitoLink and Farm Bureau seeking questions from the community for the local June Primary Election Forums being held May 3.

The will be a full moon on April 28.

Children and Youth

Moonlight walk on De Anza Trail

The public is invited out for a special family friendly evening walk on De Anza Trail Saturday, April 28.

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Business / Economy

Smooooth Dinner Jazz at Mangia Italian Kitchen Thursdays

Hollister neighborhood restaurant Mangia provides atmosphere, prime rib and mood lifting jazz on Thursday nights.

Jennifer Hirsch shovels trash with another volunteer along the banks of the San Benito River.  Photo by Leslie David

San Benito Lifestyle

Friends of San Benito River Group Plans Second Work Day

An all volunteer group has been putting time into cleaning up trash along San Benito River in the Hollister area. They plan to meet again on Saturday, March 31

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17 minutes of silence lapses as students sit on the steps of San Benito High School Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David

Children and Youth

San Benito High students quietly protest gun violence on school campuses

75 students gather to show their concern for a national problem

Stacie McGrady, Nathanael Lierly and Jennifer Hersh unload trash from the river into a dumpster provided by RJR Recycling.

Housing / Land Use

San Benito River gets big help from its friends

A small group decides to face the accumulation of trash along the San Benito River head-on.

Paine's conference room was full as guests listened to local Mariachi Juvenil performers.

Art & Culture

SB Arts Council launches Arts Now

With new energy, the Arts Council partners with California Alliance for the Arts to pursue a long-held dream; solidifying a place for the arts in public education