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.

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

Bureau of Land Management seeks nominations for its councils

Nominations must be submitted by June 15.

From left: Rolan Resendiz and Mindy Sotelo. Photos provided by candidates. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: San Benito County Board of Supervisors District 3

Three candidates are running for the seat that serves southwest Hollister.

Protesters gathered for "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally in front of the San Benito County Superior Court on Saturday morning. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Health

San Benito County abortion rights advocates hold ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally

Other than a few honking cars showing support, Hollister had a peaceful protest about the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.

Three years after opening, Higher Level of Care pays the city over $500k in fees annually. Photo by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Cannabis failing to bring expected revenue to San Benito County

The county and San Juan Bautista have yet to see any returns, and Hollister has not seen more than $1 million annually.

Jim Dassel presenting a map. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista holds five public meetings to discuss growth

Community engagement to create a plan will continue through September.

Bob Tiffany. Photo provided.

Government / Politics

Bob Tiffany calls for more commercial revenue and opposes slow-growth initiative

The District 4 supervisor says understanding basic financial issues will help residents make good decisions about San Benito County’s financial future.

From left: Betsy Dirks, Kim Hawk, Sandy Patterson-Jamarck, Mark Starritt, Dom Zanger and Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez. Photos provided by candidates. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: San Benito County Board of Supervisors District 1

Six candidates are running for a half-term seat.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

News

Public meetings for the week of May 9

San Benito County Board of Supervisors and several school districts are holding meetings this week.

Hollister City Council Feb. 22, 2022. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Government / Politics

A look at Hollister council members’ compensation- vote comes May 16

With the conversation centered on increasing the stipend to $800, council members fail to discuss benefits they receive from the city.

Robert Bernosky. Photo by candidate. Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: California Secretary of State

Of the seven candidates who will appear on the June 7 ballot only Robert Bernosky responded to BenitoLinks' questions.

Councilman Tim Burns questioned why only two search firms responded to the RFP. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister to hire executive search firm for $75K to fill three positions

City Manager Brett Miller says there are too many government job openings and too few people to fill them.

Image from Youtube of the April 18 meeting.

Government / Politics

Hollister council approves $437K in city employee hazard pay

The money will come from its $9.7 million allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act.

San Benito County Board of Supervisors District 1 candidates. Photo by Raul Ceja.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink releases forum videos and survey results

Videos of the 2022 Primary Election Forum can be viewed in BenitoLink's Youtube channel.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Events

Public meetings for the week of May 2

Over five agencies to meet this week.