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Health

Homeless senior population increasing

Aging seniors are increasingly likely to become homeless, which will have a big impact on local communities. The San Benito County Behavioral Health department is working to address homelessness.

Riana Gutierrez, San Benito LULAC's 2019 Philanthropy Day honoree. Photo provided by San Benito LULAC.

Nonprofits

LULAC Youth Mentor to be recognized at the National Philanthropy Day

Among the honorees is Riana Gutierrez, born in Hollister and 2016 graduate of San Benito High School. She is currently in college where she hopes to receive a degree in Nursing and Chicano(a) Studies. 

Rachelle Escamilla. Photo provided by Friends of the San Benito County Free Library.

Nonprofits

Friends of the Library recognize Rachelle Escamilla

Escamilla will be recognized along with other community members at the National Philanthropy Day event on Nov. 14.

Photo provided by Devii Rao.

Ag

San Benito Cattlemen annual meeting and dinner on Nov. 13

Frank Mitloehner, a professor and air quality extension specialist at UC Davis, will share his research clarifying the influence of cattle on climate change.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister Parks and Recreation Commission opportunity available

Applications to serve as District 1 commissioner are available at City Hall. The position is open until filled and the term is until December 2020.

Photo provided by Hollister United Methodist Church.

News Release

Hollister United Methodist Church begins capital campaign

The church was founded in 1869 and celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

County logo provided by SBC Behavioral Health.

Health

State funding provides new, expanded Behavior Health program for residents

PATHS program provides an array of services to children and youth that aim to support enhanced social/emotional development, improve social skills, school performance, and provide linkage to mental health and substance use disorder services.

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News

Veterans Day Parade set for Nov. 11

Parade committee seeks WWII veterans to be honored as Grand Marshals.

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Agriculture

November workshop to focus on marketing livestock and other ranch products

Will also go over new standards for selling whole animals in regards to AB 2114 (cattle only).

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Nonprofits

Jovenes de Antaño selling poinsettias for the holidays

Options include individual plants or cases.

Freshly baked conchas from El Nopal Bakery are stirred into the new brew "Dulce de Muertos" from Brewery Twenty Five. Photo provided by Fran Fitzharris.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink’s Dia de los Muertos Fiesta: A tasty collaboration

Nov. 1 celebration to include samplings of Brewery Twenty Five’s newest beer, “Dulce de Muertos.”

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Children and Youth

Hollister Recreation hosts second annual Treat Streets

The first 800 participants will receive an official Treat Streets bag filled with goodies.

Reporter Blaire Strohn wrote agriculture and South County stories for BenitoLink for over two years.

News

Celebration of Life for Blaire Strohn

Family and friends say farewell.

Photo provided by Jafe Danbury.

Art & Culture

Local author releases novel about domestic abuse

With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, "The Other Cheek" challenges readers to reevaluate what they really know about domestic abuse.

More than 2,000 people gathered on September 21, 1917 to bid farewell to the second group of San Benito County men drafted to serve in the American Expeditionary Force under General John Pershing in World War I. Photo provided by the SBC Historical Society.

History & Profiles

November open house for World War I exhibit

San Benito County Historical Society hosts a new exhibit honoring local men who served in the Great War.