Genevieve Lucas-Conwell. Photo courtesy of CHSP.

News Release

The Coalition of Homeless Service Providers names new executive director

Genevieve Lucas-Conwell starts in her new role July 16.

Juliana Luna at Times Square, New York. Photo by Emmanuell Bryan.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink intern attends conference in New York

Juliana Luna joins nearly 100 other Emma Bowen Foundation fellows to learn about diversity and professional development.

Michelle Huntoon and Phil Esparza cutting the ribbon, with Cesar Flores and Wayne Norton. Photo courtesy of Phil Esparza.

Nonprofits

Rotary Club to improve Internet access for San Juan-Aromas students

San Juan Bautista will also have a new choice for internet service.

BenitoLink team working on candidate election forum questions. Photo by Jonathan Crowther.

Nonprofits

BenitoLink receives a record $105k in NewsMatch campaign

BenitoLink reader donations brought in $80,000 through small and large donations and nonprofit newsroom was rewarded for that by getting a larger match than expected from INN.

Members of Hollister VFW Post 9242 presented scholarships to 10 SBHS graduates on May 21, 2021. Photo courtesy of Bernie Ramirez.

News Release

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9242 announces fundraisers

Fundraisers consists of a dinner and a raffle.

News Release

Youth Alliance visits Indian Canyon

A grant helps the nonprofit in its effort to provide opportunity for local youth to be engaged in educational activities and build skills about civil rights.

Ralph Jennings (second from left) spoke about his experiences as a foreign correspondent living in China. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Nonprofits

Foreign correspondents share views on the state of journalism

BenitoLink kicks off its speaker series in San Juan Bautista.

News Release

Mayra Zendejas celebrates 15 years with the San Benito County YMCA

Zendejas was presented with a milestone award at the Y’s Healthy Kids Day event.

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.

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

Government / Politics

National, state and local candidates participate in BenitoLink’s election forum

Video of the event will be available by April 29.

News

Member of San Juan Bautista family bears witness to the Ukraine war

Britta Ellwanger volunteers at the Polish border and houses a family of Ukrainian refugees.

Mayor Ignacio Velazquez said people do have a right to say whatever they want, even though he has stopped some from doing so during public comment. Photo by John Chadwell.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: Legal group says Hollister Mayor violated Brown Act and resident’s First Amendment Rights

The First Amendment Coalition says the city attorney should have advised Velazquez to stop telling the public they cannot criticize him or other council members.

Roy Sims with Bulldog athletes. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

Hollister’s Bulldog Boxing Gym raises $2,100 for new location

Owner Zeke Lopez estimates $18K more is needed to finish the project.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel.

News

BenitoLink Your Voice- Your Vote Election Forum April 19

BenitoLink invites the public to a free, nonpartisan primary election forum to be held April 19. The forum will be in-person but will also be available on video after the event.

California Office of Emergency Services picking up vests and helmets from the San Benito County Sheriff's Office on March 16. Photo by Leila Sadeghian.

News

San Benito County agencies sending relief to Ukraine

The Community Foundation, Health Foundation and Sheriff's Office raising funds and sending medical kits and tactical gear.