U.S. Army Veteran, Michael C. Wilson. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Honoring San Benito County heroes

Quilts of Honor ceremony celebrates hometown leaders as well as U.S. veterans

Street Festival and Car Show. Photos by Juliana Luna.

Art & Culture

Car show features over 200 vehicles

Hollister Downtown Association’s Street Festival hosts car show, performances and raffles.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Benitolink Readers: Tell us what you like and what you want more of!

In order to improve, we are asking our readers to take a few minutes and give us a little constructive feedback.

Photos courtesy of Shelly Werfelmann (left) and Ramona Trevino.


Juvenile Hall volunteers launch nonprofit to help at-risk youth

L.I.F.E. Project aims to help youth transition back into the community through apprenticeships.

Photo courtesy of Jen Rodriguez.


San Benito County Chamber of Commerce honors residents and businesses

The annual event features awards in numerous categories.

Cannon crew. Photo by Robert Eliason

History & Profiles

Annual Civil War Days comes to San Benito County Historical Park

Reenactors bring the reality of conflict to school groups and spectators.

Danielle Burke and Kris Waller. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Local wineries and restaurants show off their best at Paicines Ranch

The wine and food tasting raises over $125,000 for adoptive services.

Fewer than hoped for attended the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack. Photo by John Chadwell.

History & Profiles

Remembering Sept. 11, 2001

The 9/11 ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building was somber as older first responders told of how the national mood has changed in 20 years.

Sarah Nordwick (left), and program coordinators Sindy Muro and Ed Escamilla tending the mobile pantry on Sept. 13 at Tony Aguirre Park on W Graf Road. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Food / Dining

Foodbank changes mobile pantry schedule

Between 20-50 families visit the mobile pantry at each stop.

VFW 9242 Honor Guard. Photo by John Chadwell.


Marking 20 years since 9/11

Memorial ceremony set for Hollister VFW.

News Release

SBC Arts Council announces Open Studios Art Tour and preview exhibit

Local residents, students and visitors are invited to participate in a self-guided tour of artists’ studios throughout San Benito County.

VFW Honor Guard member Brian Morse plays the Taps. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Hollister VFW holds tribute for the 13 service members killed in Afghanistan airport attack

Ceremony served as a closure, healing process to some veterans.


Almost Auction Time!

Bidders can expect to see over 135 packages by 31 nonprofit organizations.

Students were able to choose from quality backpacks of different colors and styles. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Schools & Education

San Benito United Way distributes over 1,300 backpacks to students

Calculators, pencils, binders and notebooks were included.

Photos provided by CASA.

News Release

CASA of San Benito County to hold July fundraising event

Tickets include meal, craft beer and raffle ticket.