Michelle Doty at Windmill Market. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat Drink Savor: That Garlic Stuff is right for any meal

A business grows from the seeds of an all-purpose family recipe.

Noah Fort. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Hollister teen breaks martial arts record on Italian TV

Unfamiliar music, slippery mats and no practice time are among the challenges Noah Fort overcame to reach his goal.

Photos provided by the candidates. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: California Assembly District 29

BenitoLink asks questions of two candidates for state office.

Farmland outside of San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista declares state of emergency over water supply

Local water districts follow governor's call for water use reduction amid critical shortage results from lack of rain and rapid melting of snowpack.

Randy Buchholz, Doris Teeple and Sally Hail. Photo courtesy of Sally Hail.

Health / Fitness

The signs and complications of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s-based dementia affects 5.8 million U.S. seniors.

Damon Felice at Gavilan Campus site. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Project manager discusses Gavilan’s San Benito campus progress

Damon Felice says college moving forward with septic tanks.

Jessica Foust of Foustman's Salami. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat Drink Savor: Foustman’s Salami packs a lot of flavor into its varieties

Business has steadily grown for the San Juan Bautista-based company since it was founded in 2017.

Anzar High School. Photo courtesy of Janet Watson.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan Unified to adopt trustee areas for board members

The change removes the risk of legal action under the California Voting Rights Act.

David Pequeno at the June 24, 2021 hearing. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Hollister resident sentenced to state hospital in arson cases

Confinement set at 13.5 years.

Bobby Ruvalcaba. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Bobby Ruvalcaba leads self-housing project

Twelve families continue the work of building their own homes.

First Street Roundabout. Photo by Robert Eliason.


San Juan Bautista roundabout on First Street near completion

The city is also looking for ways to decrease truck traffic through town.

Coffee ready to roast. Courtesy of Craze Coffee Roasters


Eat, Drink, Savor: Craze Coffee Roasters wants to be your favorite new brand

Craze coffee is a fresh roasted, local product.

Challenger Little League. Photos by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Little League Challengers and the Babe Ruth Bambinos take to the diamond

Special needs players in Hollister have their moment to shine in front of a crowd.

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Miller. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s deputy gets new assignment in San Juan Bautista

Ryan Miller is not only the town’s dedicated local law enforcement presence, he’s a resident as well.

Trucks on Highway 156. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Highway 156 widening project delayed until August

Roundabout construction at Highway 25/156 is also delayed until May 9.