Officer Melgoza stands with K-9 Freeze while Police Chief David Westrick speaks. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police & Fire

K-9 Officer Freeze retires

Hollister City Council approves request for replacement, handler training and vehicle conversion.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Local Politics

San Juan City Council selects Don Reynolds for city manager

First day to be July 2. Welcome reception planned for July 9.

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Protesters speak with onlookers outside of the San Benito County Public Health Services office during a May 31 protest. Photos by Heather Graham.

Health

Protesters picket public health department over vaccine exemption bill

Parents oppose SB 276, saying it puts medically fragile children at risk.

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Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said he may possibly sue because of the council's decision against his appeal. Photos by John Chadwell.

Land Use

400 Block appeal fails

Hollister mayor says he’ll “most likely” sue.

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Land Use

Dreams of the 400 Block circa 1992

Magazine brings readers back to a time of excitement about redevelopment projects in Hollister.

San Juan Bautista City Councilman Dan De Vries (middle) during a May 21 meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government

San Juan Bautista Councilman Dan De Vries arrested over domestic disturbance

He posted bail and was released three hours later.

Government

State Senate Approves SB 230

Information provided by the Office of State Senator Anna Caballero. Senate Bill 230, introduced by State Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), unanimously passed the State Senate on May 29 on a 38-0 vote. Co-authors of the bill include State Senators Bob Archuleta, Andreas Borgeas, Bill Dodd, Cathleen Galgiani, Steve Glazer, Jerry Hill, Brian Jones, Mike Morrell, and Jeff Stone, as well as State

Lasuen Drive in San Juan Bautista. A break in a water line occurred during a backfilling process in the area. Public Works employees were able to stop the leak around 2:36 p.m. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Land Use

San Juan Bautista Public Works stops water line break

Break occurred on Lasuen Drive during backfilling process.

Valerie Egland at a February 2019 meeting of the San Benito County Planning Commission. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government

Valerie Egland to run for county supervisor

Egland is currently on the San Benito County Planning Commission and president of REACH San Benito Parks Foundation.

Government

Congressman Jimmy Panetta on Memorial Day

Information provided by the Office of Jimmy Panetta. On Memorial Day, we honor the brave men and women of the United States Armed Services who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Our recognition should entail a tribute not only to those who served but also to the families of our servicemembers. The spouses, children,

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina discusses road repair funds and upcoming transportation projects.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina writes about a recent board meeting in this latest column.

(Left to right): County Admin Officer Ray Espinosa, SJB Councilwoman Leslie Jordan, SJB Councilwoman Mary Edge, SJB Councilman John Freeman, SJB Mayor Cesar Flores, Supervisor Peter Hernandez, Board Chair Mark Medina, Supervisor Anthony Botelho, and Supervisor Jim Gillio. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government

Supervisors’ retreat discusses Brown Act

Board also receives advice on closed session and conflicts of interest.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina speaking at the 2018 Election Forum hosted by BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau, and Youth Alliance. File photo.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina talks about what took place during a recent meeting.

Hollister City Hall. File Photo.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Thanks for the opportunity to serve

Hollister City Councilmember Mickie Solorio Luna contributes this letter of thanks to be posted on BenitoLink as she leaves office.