Police officers patrol the 2013 Hollister Independence Rally. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister police chief warns of lack of safety if motorcycle rally approved

Carlos Reynoso explains the difficulty of getting outside police to assist with event security.

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.

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.

David Pequeno at the June 24, 2021 hearing. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Hollister resident sentenced to state hospital in arson cases

Confinement set at 13.5 years.

Photo from Hollister Police Department Facebook post.


Gravesites damaged at Hollister’s Calvary Cemetery

Police arrest a 19-year-old woman driver.

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Miller. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s deputy gets new assignment in San Juan Bautista

Ryan Miller is not only the town’s dedicated local law enforcement presence, he’s a resident as well.

Jose Antonio Barajas at the Sept. 16 hearing. File photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Judge sentences Barajas 47 years to life

Jose Antonio Barajas was convicted of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping and shooting at an inhabited vehicle.

Juan Guevara (left) and Eric Taylor (right). Infographic by Alex Esquivel.

Government / Politics

Primary Election 2022: San Benito County sheriff-coroner

BenitoLink readers hear from the two San Benito County Sheriff-Coroner candidates.

Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

News Release

Four arrested for allegedly participating in criminal street gang

Law enforcement recover a handgun, a knife and a ski mask.


200 honor two young men killed March 26

Approximately 200 people gathered along Rustic Street where the shooting took place to silently honor the two young men who were slain in the driveway of one of the family’s homes.

HPD Chief Carlos Reynoso said there is no evidence the victims were affiliated with gangs and the shooting was likely a case of mistaken identity. Photo by John Chadwell.


San Jose man arrested in March 26 Hollister murders

Police believe the suspect was intent on carrying out a personal vendetta when he mistakenly killed two and wounded three others.

Police / Fire

Two dead, three critically injured in Hollister drive-by shooting

Police are investigating the shooting as possibly gang-related.

Windsock indicating strong wind. Photo by Pixabay


Wind advisory until 5 a.m. Monday

South winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

Officer Staci Esqueda is heading the program to register special needs individuals in the police database. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister police to register personal data on special needs individuals

While intending to help law enforcement interact safely with special needs persons, the department admits the information could be leaked over police radio.

File photo.

News Release

Highway 156 traffic collision results in two fatalities

Victims identified as Salinas residents.