One hiker found a perfect climbing tree right along the trail. Photo by Leslie David

San Benito Lifestyle

Breezy but beautiful Moonlight Walk

The Anza Trail is fairly steep but the effort needed to hike it paid off with sweeping views and an "Old California" feel.

Daniel Ellsberg and Reality Winner were joined by Trevor Timm, executive director of Freedom of the Press Foundation to speak about challenges whistleblowers face in the United States. Photo by Noe Magaña.


BenitoLink attends journalism symposium

Journalists gather at UC Berkeley to participate in panels on whistleblowers, prison reporting and access to information. 

The American Legion Riders Chapter 31 honor Clemencia Torres. Photo by Michael Koteles.


Hollister resident presented with KIA flag

Clemencia Torres’s son Arcadio Torres Jr. was killed in action in Vietnam when he was 18 years old. 

Mexican American Committee of Education (MACE) used the Elks Lodge as a venue for its Cinco De Mayo fundraising event in 2019. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Local Elks Club donates nearly $100K

Contributions include money for youth and veterans programs.

Connie Padron of Jovenes de Antaño. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Jovenes de Antaño reopens dining room service

The nonprofit continues to serve almost 300 people after the loss of their founder, Paulina Valdivia. 

Attendees feast on crab in 2019 Crab crack and dance. Photo courtesy of Hollister Exchange Club.


Hollister Exchange Club gets cracking for upcoming Crab Crack and Dance

 The fundraiser aims to support youth service organizations. 

Alex Esquivel & Carmel de Bertaut displaying BenitoLink's green business certificate. Photo by Leslie David.


BenitoLink certifies as a SBC Green Business

The process began in July and after several training sessions and meetings, we were established as a Green Business in September. 

The start of the de Anza trail in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Children and Youth

4th Annual Anza Trail Moonlight Walk is March 5

Get out and catch the "Golden Hour" with friends and family or do it on your own with the safety of volunteers there to help.

Hollister PD and Hollister FD have a friendly competition for a food drive for the Community Foodbank of San Benito County. Photo by Juliana Luna.


Hollister firefighters and Police rush to shop for those in need

In a contest at Grocery Outlet, they collect canned foods and nonperishables to donate to the Community FoodBank of San Benito.

Early drawing of the San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park. Image provided by the San Benito County Historical Society.


COLUMN: The San Benito County Historical and Recreational Park turns 40

Kerry Tobias writes that great progress has been made on the park since it was created 40 years ago.

Pedro Villalobos, 11, began boxing because he was bullied at school. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Sports & Recreation

Bulldog Gym plans grand opening ceremony

A new permanent location secures a future for owner Zeke Lopez and his boxers.

El Teatro Campesino truck. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Art & Culture

San Juan Bautista’s Holiday of Lights Parade draws a nice crowd

Highlights include El Teatro Campesino’s ‘La Pastorela’ float and a tiny human Christmas tree.

Photo provided by Chamberlain's.


Community collaboration feeds the success of 12 Days of Giving

Local nonprofit organizations are collaborating to raise awareness and funding for needs that go unmet in San Benito County.


Giving Tuesday is another news day

BenitoLink provides daily doses of news, community opinions and up-beat features on local businesses.

Concert by members of Guitars not Guns. Photo by Juliana Luna.


New after-school program aims to keep youth active through music

San Benito County chapter of Guitars Not Guns graduates its first class.