Mariachi Juvenil Corazón Jalisciense Director Israel Ramirez with his wife Carmen and daughters Carmen, 14, and Miriam, 8. Photo provided.

Art & Culture

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo amid COVID-19

Two Hollister residents talk about planned festivities and how the pandemic has affected the holiday for them.

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Jim Jack's Cabin now resides at the corner of Third and Monterey streets in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

History & Profiles

Jim Jack: the Mustard King

How one man’s generosity helped San Juan Bautista residents in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Jesse Hildreth Rose. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Beauty and history: the heritage roses of San Juan Bautista

Unique varieties have been growing in the city cemetery for many generations.

Luis Valdez, playwright and founder of El Teatro Campesino in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Luis Valdez: Papier-mache and the theater of change

In the first of two articles, the El Teatro Campesino founder speaks of his childhood and early beginnings.

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Max Martinez. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Max Martinez: A Santa For San Juan Bautista

Meet San Juan's Santa. The former community organizer volunteers and participates in creative projects.

Winter Solstice at Mission San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

Light of winter solstice returns to Mission SJB

Beam shines through the church the morning of Dec. 21.

Mauricio Samano with Adam Luna. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

Mauricio Samano’s journey from Mexico to ‘La Pastorela’

El Teatro Campesino performer recalls his coming of age.

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Marilyn Ferreira sits with her husband and her six grandchildren. Photo provided.

History & Profiles

Sponsor Highlight: A pioneer for women in business and leadership

As a single mother, Marilyn Ferreira's interest in real estate started with wanting a career that allowed time for her three daughters.

Hollister draftees head off to war on Sept. 21, 1917. Photos courtesy of the Gilroy and San Benito County Historical Societies.

History & Profiles

Newly discovered photographs show WWI-era Hollister soldiers

SBC Historical Society hosts exhibit with memorabilia through the end of the year.

A few of the WWI photographs and artifacts that will be on display starting Nov. 10. Photo provided by SBC Historical Society.

History & Profiles

Local museum hosts Nov. 10 open house

Photos and artifacts from World War I veterans will be on display.

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.

Lydia Zendejas. Photo provided.

History & Profiles

LULAC Youth 30th: Lydia Zendejas

As a university administrator, she tells students to ask for help.

Bill Mifsud Jr. stands where the original Bill's Bullpen Baseball Cards and Comics stood in 1989. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused damage to the shop that forced the business to relocate. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.

History & Profiles

Hollister merchants recall 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake

The Calaveras fault run through town.

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.

Photo provided by Martin Gonzales.

History & Profiles

LULAC Youth 30th: Martin Gonzales

Martin Gonzales works to help more minorities get into—and complete—college.