Gavilan College Football team Sept 9.   Photo Courtesy Gavilan College

San Benito Lifestyle

Gavilan Football players: From high expectations to sad ending

Gavilan College football players find housing in Hollister, then are sent home for breaking recruitment restrictions.


Business / Economy

West Hills Water Treatment Plant Online Ahead of Schedule

Consumers will have higher quality drinking water and the taste of the water will improve.

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The Community Foundation for San Benito County's building is in downtown Hollister. LDavid photo

Government / Politics

BenitoLink receives $10,000 Grant from Community Foundation for SBC

As BenitoLink looks ahead to its fall donor campaign, the Community Foundation for San Benito County gives a big show of support for local news and information with a substantial grant

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Children and Youth

Brief “Shelter in Place” at San Benito High School

According to Hollister Police Department, San Benito High School students were kept in locked classrooms for just over 15 minutes.

Local residents march for immigration reform in 2013.

Children and Youth

Politicians comment on upcoming reform of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Caballero calls DACA a "promise made and one that should not be broken"

CMAP TV's Ian Slattery runs Adam Breen and the BenitoLink staff through the news capabilities of the iphone.  L.David photo

San Benito Lifestyle

Onward! BenitoLink Marches Forward

The BenitoLink team looks back at progress made and an expanding staff.

Photo provided through Pixabay


Chicken in San Benito County tests positive for West Nile Virus

For the first time since 2013, a chicken has tested positive for West Nile Virus

26 local nonprofits were given funding for specific, targeted programs that satisfy United Way's goals.


United Way invests in San Benito

United Way Sticks with Long-Time Programs and Takes on a Few New Ones

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Excessive heat prompts warnings; opening of cooling center in Hollister

Excessive Heat Warning in place through the Labor Day holiday weekend


United Way to celebrate grant allocations

The 26 allocations will help organizations focusing on youth, families and health

The Full Monty. Levy captured the two minute, awe inspiring experience of "Totality".  Paul Levy Photo

San Benito Lifestyle

Can’t Eclipse This

Missed "Totality"? Hollister resident Paul Levy ventured out and brought the eclipse home for our readers


Watching the eclipse in the ‘totality zone’

BenitoLink's Leslie David joins other skywatchers to see Monday's total eclipse in Wyoming

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Panetta announces Hollister town hall meeting

Congressman invites the public to a community meeting on Aug. 22

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Pillsbury finds his Eden at former Pietra Santa

Mystery man behind Eden Rift winery shares his vision

And the winner is....the black hat is still most popular.


The Hat Says It All

It's horse show weekend and BenitoLink looks into the subtleties of the cowboy hat