Mauricio Samano with Adam Luna. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Mauricio Samano’s journey from Mexico to ‘La Pastorela’

El Teatro Campesino performer recalls his coming of age.

Kinan Valdez, La Pastorela Rehearsal in 2019. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Kinan Valdez brings Teatro tradition to a new setting

‘La Pastorela’ director talks about re-staging the Christmas play.

Art & Culture

Daniel Valdez: A Teatro Campesino Life

This Thanksgiving, a time when families join together, BenitoLink recognizes the creative energy of the Valdez family and introduces its next generation to our readers.

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Jaydon Long, Andrew Eymann, Tom Dorch and Alexander Eymann took part in a scuba diving certification class at the San Benito High School pool. The class is put on by Pacific Ocean Water Sports. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Scuba classes come to Hollister

Pacific Ocean Water Sports gets divers certified at SBHS pool.

Hollister draftees head off to war on Sept. 21, 1917. Photos courtesy of the Gilroy and San Benito County Historical Societies.

History & Profiles

Newly discovered photographs show WWI-era Hollister soldiers

SBC Historical Society hosts exhibit with memorabilia through the end of the year.

James Texaria, 3, honoring his dad Trent who is serving in Iraq. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Veterans Day Parade 2019

Hollister townspeople came out to honor those who have served in the military with its 18th annual parade.

Maestro Daniel del Valle Hernandez rehearsing with Esperanza del Valle. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Dance master leads Esperanza del Valle shows in San Juan Bautista

39th annual performances at El Teatro Campesino happen Nov. 1-3.

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Swank Farms' Lights and Frights is open for a few more nights on Oct. 25-27 and Halloween evening. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Swank Farms’ Lights and Frights departs on Halloween

Looking for a little excitement? Try Swank Farms' Lights and Frights.

Ruben S. Garcia, who served in the Gulf War and Somalia, is wrapped in a quilt by his son Ruben A. Garcia, who served as a Marine in the Global War on Terrorism. Both men served in the 13th Expeditionary Unit. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Veterans receive quilts at annual ceremony

Pinnacle Quilters honor 30 men and women at San Benito County Fair.

Killer Kent at Pirate Invasion weekend at the Northern California Renaissance Faire. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Pirates invade Renaissance Faire

New and returning performers tell about fire eating, sword swallowing and singing.

Photos by Robert Eliason.

News

Community walks for Juristac

Over 300 people trek five miles to protest a proposed open pit mining development.