2019 Hollister rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council moves to seek voter input on biker rally

A nonbinding ballot measure will ask voters two questions about the event.

San Benito County Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

News Release

Savor San Benito Summer Market Series 2022 schedule set starting June

The event takes place on the first Sunday From June to September.

Chalk art by Heidi Jumper. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Integrated Waste Mangemant.

News Release

Earth Day event planned in San Juan Bautista

Event includes environmental education, recycling programs, awards, and fun, interactive activities for all ages.

2022 STEAM Expo. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Office of Education.

News Release

San Benito County Office of Education announces STEAM Expo winners

Five students are eligible to enter their science projects in the California State Science & Engineering Fair on April 12 in Los Angeles.

Bach to Blues 2019. Photo by Jan Janes.

News Release

Bach to Blues returns to in-person

The event will take place at the Gavilan College Theater in Gilroy on March 19 at 7:30 p.m. 

Noel Ugale (left) and Raul Escareno arrive at Valley View Park despite the cold and chance of sprinkles to lead a prayer in the park on March 5. Photo by Sean Roney.

San Benito Lifestyle

Prayer in the park expands to include Ukraine

Hollister street ministry aims to create unity locally as well as worldwide.

Wulfric Beornsson (left) defends against an attack from Countess Annora Raines while Sir Gregory Falconheart oversees the fight safety as marshal during the White Shield Tournament held in Bolado Park on March 5. Photo by Sean Roney.

Art & Culture

Armored fighters get medieval at Bolado Park

White Shield re-enactment tournament returns to San Benito County.

Patterson Emesibe with foster children. Photo courtesy of Patterson Emesibe.

Children and Youth

Be Bold, Be Heard: helping foster children voice their concerns

The San Benito County Behavioral Health Department program begins March 3.

From left: Jay, Elizabeth Cemeron and Andrew Coppin. Photo courtesy of Ranchbot marketing director Elizabeth Cameron.

San Benito Lifestyle

Rancher uses new remote water-monitoring technology

With San Benito County in Severe Drought status, John Eade says the information the Ranchbot provides is ‘priceless.’

News Release

Groundbreaking for Franklin Park scheduled for Feb. 4

The $208,701 project is funded by State Proposition 68 funds and developer Park Impact Fees.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King


A look at free speech in 2022

Results from this recent national survey of 4,000 participants was shared with BenitoLink from the Knight Foundation.

Christina Askar plays at a post-competition festival. Photo courtesy of Ludmila Rivkin.

News Release

Gavilan opens registration for youth piano competition and music festival

The winner will receive a prize and be given the opportunity to perform at the Gavilan College Bach to Blues Concert.

Ruth Orta (Ohlone, Bay Miwok, Plains Miwok) shares stories of her family history and gives instructions on the traditional methods of acorn processing. Photo by Kirti Bassendine


Enduring Relationships with the Land project funded by $20,000 California Humanities Grant

The project weaves together still photography, storyboards and video interviews with demonstrations and discussion.

St. Benedict Catholic Church. Photo provided.


Vatican removes former San Benito County priest from accused list

Scott McCarthy was placed on the list in 2019.

San Benito Foods float. Photo courtesy of Hollister Downtown Association.


HDA announces parade winners

San Benito Foods chosen best of parade.