Mirjana Tomas with her cookies at the Windmill Market. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Mama’s Morsels brings Old World treats to San Juan Bautista

Mirjana Tomas shares her Croatian heritage with her customers.

Protective Dog Trials. Photo courtesy of Toni Matthews.

Sports & Recreation

Protective dogs to compete at San Benito County Historical Park

A certification event hosts dogs and owners for two days of trials and tests.

Santiago Contreras. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister man comes full circle with self-housing program

Santiago Contreras emerges as an 'exceptional group leader.'

Kristina Hastings. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Bliss Blendz highlights healthy and flavorful smoothies

Owner Kristina Hastings continues to find the perfect combinations.

Reid Lerner with the 400 Block corner building behind him under construction. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Gilroy architect helping to create a more vital downtown Hollister

Reid Lerner has three major projects within two blocks.

San Luis Reservoir in 2021. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

Environment / Nature

California starts its third year of drought with a record dry spell

Water resources available to San Benito County are dwindling.

Cory Waller at Eden Rift. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Eat, Drink, Savor: Barrel tasting with Cory Waller of Eden Rift Vineyards

An afternoon of sampling the wine before it becomes The Wine.

A student coming out of the Rancho San Justo Middle School office on May 13, 2022. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

Hollister School District seeing a wave of resignations, retirements

Citing job stress, some teachers are opting to become substitutes, as the role entails fewer responsibilities.

Jim Dassel presenting a map. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista holds five public meetings to discuss growth

Community engagement to create a plan will continue through September.

Guerra Cellars' Brooke Taylor pouring for Mark and Melissa Preader. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister Wine and Beer Stroll returns for the 9th year

A sold-out crowd enjoys samples from 23 wineries and breweries.

Ryan Stirm of Stirm Wine Co. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Eat, Drink, Savor: The historic and eclectic varietals of Stirm Wine Co.

Aromas winemaker Ryan Stirm perfects his craft as he builds his vineyard.

Val Miftakhov and the Dornier 228 aircraft. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Tech company creating the future of aviation

ZeroAvia makes Hollister Airport one of its testing grounds for clean aircraft engines.

Robert Bernosky. Photo by candidate. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: California Secretary of State

Of the seven candidates who will appear on the June 7 ballot only Robert Bernosky responded to BenitoLinks' questions.

Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga. Photo courtesy of Cascada de Flores.

Art & Culture

Cascada de Flores celebrating Mother’s Day with a show

Aromas Grange hosts a special performance of traditional and popular Latin American music and dance.

Carson City BBQ. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Rib Cook-Off returns to San Juan Bautista after 2-year hiatus

The three-day festival is a sign of the town returning to normalcy.