File photo by Joshua Miller.


Children abducted, then returned to father

Mother took children ages five, seven and eight from home but was found in Lathrop, CA.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.


County Supervisors appoint Captain Eric Taylor new sheriff

Numerous community leaders voice support; he begins the job June 26.

Nash Road bisecting the San Benito County Campus. Photo by Jake Medina.


BL Special Report: Permanent closure of Nash Road stalls

City of Hollister, San Benito County and SBHS at odds over plan.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

News Release

Hollister Police Department, DEA conducting drug take back event in Hollister

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

Homeless encampment below 4th Street bridge. Photo by John Chadwell.


County set to remove homeless encampments, trash from San Benito River

Sheriff’s deputies give 72-hour notice to people living in the riverbed.

Sheriff Darren Thompson. Photo from the San Benito County Sheriff's Department website.


Sheriff Darren Thompson set to retire

San Benito County Supervisors will appoint interim sheriff April 27.

Anthony Davila, brother of Adolfo Jr., (wearing a red baseball jersey and hat) is embraced by his step father Mario Sanchez during the celebration of life event. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito Lifestyle

Fundraiser for son of recently killed local athlete draws a crowd

Wrestler Adolfo Davila Jr died April 5 of gunshot injuries.

Hollister Police Department. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Police to conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint April 9

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment while also checking drivers for proper licensing.

Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

SBC Sheriff’s Office investigating McCloskey Road murder

No suspect information released at this time.

HFD Battalion Chief Charlie Bedolla speaking with Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez at the site of an early morning fire on April 2. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Early morning fire damages homeless camps, communication lines

Cause is under investigation; damage assessment needed for San Juan Road bridge.

Courtney Evans (center) and her supporters outside San Benito County Superior Court on March 30. Photo by Noe Magaña.


Judge issues bench warrant for resident who refused to wear mask

This is the third time Courtney Evans attempted to attend her court hearing in person without a mask.

Railroad lights near the corner of San Benito and First streets. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

HPD arrests woman for climbing railroad crossing lights

49-year-old also had two outstanding warrants for her arrest.

Seal courtesy of San Benito County Sheriff's Office.

Police / Fire

Dead body found in tent behind QuickStop

Cause of death is pending autopsy; San Benito Sheriff’s Office does not suspect foul play.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

News Release

Hollister Police Animal Care and Services temporarily suspends night kennel operations

Residents wishing to turn in found/stray animals to the shelter can do so during normal business hours.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Hollister Police Department releases video of officer-involved shooting

Officers responded to a 911 call on Dec. 8 for a disturbance at a home on Kimberly Court.