Photos provided by CASA.

News Release

CASA of San Benito County to hold July fundraising event

Tickets include meal, craft beer and raffle ticket.

Bernie and Palmira Ramirez at a Hollister Veterans Day event. Photo courtesy of Hollister VFW Post 9242.

Features

Living a life of service

Hollister VFW Post 9242 member Bernie Ramirez receives Baler Strong Award.

San Benito County Historical Park docent Franz Schneider. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

An old village wakes up from pandemic shutdown

San Benito County Historical Park reopens its museums.

Staff walk through to the new park area. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Features

Pet Friends holds ribbon-cutting for beautification project

New area allows people and animals to sit, get acquainted and see if they are a good fit as a family.

The Cub Scouts and adult Den Leaders of Pack 455 clean the corner of San Benito and Sixth Streets. Photo by Andrew Pearson.

Nonprofits

Community-led spring cleaning beautifies downtown Hollister

Organizations and families pitch in at the “spring cleaning”

Nonprofits

Announcing the San Benito Community Auction

It's sign-up time for upcoming San Benito Community Auction, hosted by the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Deadline to sign-up is May 1.

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News

UC Master Gardeners announces several upcoming classes and events 

Online classes are free or low-cost.

Nicholas Preciado in the BenitoLink office. Photo by Leslie David

Features

Nick Preciado takes new position at San Jose Spotlight

As a new Content Manager with reporting experience, Nick grew with BenitoLink and pushed his job description to its outer limits.

Founding member Chris Evans (let), Mason Churchill (center), Robb Rodriquez (right) and Logan the dog. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut

Features

Growing Hearts builds community garden at Vista Park Hill

Staff and clients raise organic crops for their own use.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Art & Culture

San Benito Stage Company to air first virtual show of 2021

What if you had to use Zoom to audition online for a famous television show? 'Bad Auditions Caught on Camera' attempts to answer this question.

David Gonzalez (middle) joins other graduates in applauding during the ceremony. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Nonprofits

LULAC youth councils remain active during the pandemic

While most activities have been virtual, members also coordinated in-person events such as graduations and food drives.

Linda Lampe and volunteers help load a truck and a trailer with toys next to Santa Claus to be delivered on Dec. 24. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

Hollister Community Outreach distributing toys for the holidays

Local nonprofit seeks donations of boys toys.

Women's Club of Hollister member Kimberley Kimber with the 'Flocking Good Recipes' cookbook. Photo courtesy of Kimberley Kimber.

San Benito Lifestyle

Women’s Club of Hollister publishes cookbook in time for the holidays

It features treasured family recipes and new favorites.

Packs pick up by Irma Torrez with CPS. Photo courtesy of the Women's Club of Hollister.

Children and Youth

Women’s Club provides care backpacks to families in need

Items include quilts, clothes and hygiene essentials.

Baler Community Service Program founder Faith Fernandez next to the 12 barrels of nonperishable food collected by a recent canned food drive. Photo courtesy of Faith Fernandez.

Education / Schools

Baler Community Service Program brings student volunteers to nonprofits

Recent canned food drive with Community FoodBank yielded 1,200 nonperishable items.