The road leading to the San Justo Reservoir is closed to public access. File photo by Noe Magaña.

Environment / Nature

Congressman Panetta urges prioritization of San Justo Reservoir zebra mussel eradication in final FY2021 spending package

Local reservoir has been closed since 2008.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Work on San Benito Street begins Oct. 26

All outdoor dining furniture must be removed from San Benito Street prior to Oct. 26 at 5 a.m.

San Benito County Official Seal courtesy of San Benito County

Government / Politics

County receives complaints about public employee political activity

SBC said no evidence has been found that county employees, who are prohibited from such activities in their official capacity, have been involved in recent calls.

Photo courtesy of Community FoodBank.


Community FoodBank to receive 73,000 pounds of food

Largest donation in the organization's history.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police arrest man for assault with a deadly weapon

HPD dispatched to the 900 block of Monterey Street on Oct. 21 regarding a suspect brandishing a long piece of metal pipe and trespassing.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police to hold drug take back event

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police investigate downtown vandalism

Reports of numerous incidents the week of Oct. 1 consisting of red spray paint depicting the word 'worm.'

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Education / Schools

Gavilan College awarded funds to improve degree and certificate completion for Hispanic students

Community college to receive $600K annually for a period of five years.

Hollister Police Department vehicle. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister Police arrest suspect armed with a knife following attack on family members

Suspect hospitalized and facing several felony charges.

Arts Council 2020 Arts Express! Grantee El Teatro Campesino. Photo provided by SBC Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Applications open for COVID-19 Art Relief Grant programs

San Benito Arts Council offers two grant programs designed to aid and support local arts organizations and cultural groups that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Hollister Police Department. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department investigating daytime shooting

Officers dispatched to the area of San Lorenzo Drive for a report of several gunshots fired by multiple suspects.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister police arrest robbery suspect

Officers dispatched to the downtown area on report of a man walking around holding a pistol wrapped in a red bandana.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Heat advisory in effect until Oct. 16

Temperatures in the upper 80s to low 100s are expected, with the hottest inland areas pushing to 101-103.

Photo courtesy of SBHS.

Education / Schools

San Benito High School allows resumption of training and conditioning on campus

Student-athletes may participate in only one cohort and sport at a time.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo provided by the office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas elected vice chair of Latino Legislative Caucus

"The next legislative session will be incredibly important for the Caucus and for the health and wellbeing of the state’s Latino plurality," Rivas said.