The teaching room at the new Family Impact Center in Hollister. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Family Impact Center brings help to troubled families

Facility touted as a one-stop resource for those in need.

Zack Freitas. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Zack Freitas: Guitar heroes, aliens, and 8-tracks

Hollister musician prepares for single release party and tour.

11-year-old referee Stephen Seymour judges a wrestling match. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

The Salcedo brothers: From Razorbacks to Balers

Coaches Steven and David work with young wrestlers starting at age six and continuing on through high school.

Darlene Boyd with San Benito and Anzar High School volunteers

San Benito Lifestyle

Hope for the Holidays

28th annual dinner feeds homeless families from the Winter Shelter. Volunteers find the meal satisfying in a lasting way.

Max Martinez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Max Martinez: A Santa For San Juan Bautista

Meet San Juan's Santa. The former community organizer volunteers and participates in creative projects.

La Pastorela at the Mission. This year's performance is being held at the El Teatro Campesino playhouse in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Luis Valdez and the ‘Pastorela’ journey

El Teatro founder speaks on the Christmas show’s history and its return to San Juan playhouse.

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Winter Solstice at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Light of winter solstice returns to Mission SJB

Beam shines through the church the morning of Dec. 21.

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.

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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.