News Release

Community FoodBank of San Benito partakes in ‘Everyone to the Table’ campaign

Campaign aims to raise awareness of the ongoing hunger crisis in California.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel

Government / Politics

VIDEO: BenitoLink’s Hollister City Council District 3 candidate forum

The forum included several community questions regarding displaying flags at City Hall, charter cities, transparency and residential development. 

Renee Wells. Photo courtesy of the EDC.

News Release

Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County announces new executive director

Renee Wells takes over as Executive Director and Marc Fontes takes the lead as Business Development Manager.

Built when cattle were driven through town, Sally Street will undergo traffic calming to slow down speeders. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hollister to install traffic calming measures on two city roads

Study found that motorists exceed speed limits by at least 10 mph.

A County Express bus crossing San Benito Street. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

On-demand service from County Express offers Uber-like transportation.

Hollister residents can use an app to schedule pick-ups.

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.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel.

Events

BenitoLink to host candidate forum

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

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Events

Public meetings for the week of Oct. 18

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

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.

(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.

Gabriel Orozco presenting the first quarter budget to the Board of Supervisors. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Despite recent salary increase, county still struggling to fill vacancies

County administrators warn supervisors of tough times ahead for funding positions.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

Government / Politics

No SBC employees or hospital staff have been fired for refusing vaccinations

Governor’s mandate requiring that all state and healthcare workers prove they are vaccinated or be tested weekly does not say what will happen to workers who don’t cooperate.

Board of Supervisors meeting on Sept. 28. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

San Benito County Supervisor candidates waiting for governor’s action

District 1 has been vacant since Mark Medina resigned in June.

Assistant Clerk-Recorder Francisco Diaz and Poll Worker Eric Heckman. Photo provided.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Poll Workers are the Backbone of our Democracy

Francisco Diaz writes about unsung heroes who rise to the challenge.

Reproductive Rights-Women’s’ Rally. Photo courtesy of Lauretta Avina.

Features

Residents participate in reproductive rights rally

Event held in response to Texas law.