Protesters show their signs during a group photo during the Oct. 18 protest. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

San Benito residents join statewide protest against requiring COVID-19 vaccine for students

Protesters say it’s parents’ right to decide if vaccination is appropriate.

Construction workers on the roof of new housing units. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High trustees okay first reading of school impact fees policy

Without identifying which projects would be funded, the board will give the plan a second reading and vote on adoption Oct. 26.

Landscape view from Hepsedam Peak looking east towards San Benito Mountain in southern San Benito County. Photo by Ryan O'Dell, courtesy of BLM.

News Release

San Benito County included in Congress’ Monterey Bay National Heritage Area Study Act

The Monterey Bay National Heritage Area Study Act is the first piece of a multi-step process.

Dustin Bogue, CEO of Third Millennium Partners, wants to assure county residents there will be no false start even as bulldozers began work on first phase of development. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Developer of San Juan Oaks project has history in San Benito County

Third Millennium Partners CEO assures residents he has been involved in five local developments.

December 17, 2019. Louisville, Kentucky. Hero Care Call Center. Photo by Bill Wine/American Red Cross

News Release

Red Cross Receives Community Impact Grant

The $10,000 grant will assist the Red Cross in rolling out a new software platform called RC Care to increase efficiency in services delivered in response to disasters big and small.

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Rapid 568 bus at a bus stop. Photo provided by VTA

News Release

More routes and faster bus trips from Gilroy to San Jose announced

VTA says the Rapid 568 can cut down transportation time on this route from the Gilroy Transit Center to downtown San Jose 33%.

PG&E crews working near the Highway 156 and Union Road intersection. Photo by Noe Magaña.


PG&E 95% done with utility relocation on Hwy 156

The project, which includes placing a new transmission pipeline, is part of the $106 million highway widening effort.

PG&E crews were still working along Sunnyslope Road the morning after the Sept. 27 crash disrupted power to over 800 homes. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Car crash on Sunnyslope Road causes power outage to 834 residents

The accident location is the same where a pedestrian was killed on June 20.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel.


BenitoLink to host candidate forum

Join us via Zoom on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Hollister Police Department. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister Police Department investigating overnight burglary

A 'substantial' amount of money was taken from the automatic teller.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.


Public meetings for the week of Oct. 18

Discussions include traffic studies, a cannabis cultivation permit and staff recruitment.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.


Week of Oct. 15 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,262 people tested positive, 115 are active patients, 7,075 have recovered and 72 have died.

Family members of a student wait outside of campus during lockdown. Photo by Leslie David.

Police / Fire

Rancho San Justo put on lockdown

Hollister Police Department responds to a report of suspicious activity. After searching the campus police say students are safe.

(From left top) Dolores Morales, Lauretta Avina, Silas Quintero. (From left bottom) Scott McPhahil and Matthew Rojas. Photos courtesy of the candidates.

Government / Politics

Only one Hollister council candidate has raised substantial campaign funds

Dolores Morales has received contributions from unions, out-of-county residents, local and state leaders.