Kara Loupe with pizza cookies. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: 831BakeShop cookies are almost too ‘pretty’ to eat

Hollister home baker Kara Loupe finds success through social media and popup events.

Juan Guevara (left) and Eric Taylor (right). Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: San Benito County sheriff-coroner

BenitoLink readers hear from the two San Benito County Sheriff-Coroner candidates.

Johnny Depp and Pepe Serna in "The Brave." Photo courtesy of "Life is Art."

Art & Culture

The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival comes to San Juan Bautista

Local filmmakers and Mexico-themed movies among the highlights.

Voting station on Nov. 3, 2020 at the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Redistricting creates a unique situation in Board of Supervisors election

State attorney general rules 401 voters new to District 1 are ineligible to vote in that race this year.

Proposed exterior of campus buildings. Courtesy of Gavilan College.

Government / Politics

Hollister mayor and council member block sewer hookup for Gavilan

The new community college campus will install septic tanks instead, contrary to precedent.

Luis Valdez speaking with Cesar Chavez on right (Courtesy ETC).


Local leaders remember Cesar Chavez

Phil Esparza and Richard Perez say the fight for farmworker rights continues.

Roy Sims with Bulldog athletes. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister’s Bulldog Boxing Gym raises $2,100 for new location

Owner Zeke Lopez estimates $18K more is needed to finish the project.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Great weather and 100+ vendors draw crowds to San Juan Bautista

Arts and crafts kick off the first of the tourist town’s annual festivals.

Eat Drink Savor

Eat, Drink, Savor: Great wines from around San Benito County

Crave Wine Company offers special packages for Spring.

Gia Felice. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

San Benito High track and field sees rising stars and big turnout

The first full season after COVID offers challenges and opportunities.

San Juan School. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Aromas-San Juan teachers vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

The district’s union points to issues of building safety, communication and morale as reasons for disapproval.

Tami Castañeda-Huaracha and Al Castañeda. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Food / Dining

Doña Esther’s marks its 40th anniversary with food, drink and music

San Juan Bautista will close a section of Third street on March 25 in celebration.

A couple stands among the trees in Eden Rift's Gavilan Gale. Photos by JeLau Photography.


Eden Rift opens a new wedding and event center among the oaks and vines

Gavilan Vale offers an elegant alternative to Napa, Sonoma and Monterey venues.

File photo of Hacienda de Leal.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista council approves process to place liens on hotels

Proposed ordinance would make it easier to collect delinquent transient occupancy tax payments.

San Juan Bautista Wastewater Treatment Plant. Image courtesy of Google Maps.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista gets $1 million for water projects from Congress

The grant is the first to help cover $18 million in costs.