Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for SBC Supervisor Districts 2 and 4

Wayne Norton in District 2 race nears $73K with larger donations from unions; Dan Valcazar raises most money in District 4 with over $32K.

Sunnyslope County Water District candidates Jim Parker, Jerry Buzzetta and Andres Builes.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Sunnyslope County Water District

Three candidates compete for two seats on Nov. 3.

BenitoLink Election Outreach 2020

BenitoLink releases standalone election forum videos

In addition to all of the political contests included in the virtual election forum on Oct. 8, new videos are available for the San Benito County Office of Education District 1, Hollister School District Trustee Areas 2 and 4, and San Benito County Health Care District Zones 1 and 5.

Measures N and O

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for local ballot measures

Newport Pacific Land contributes over $700K to Yes on N. No campaign finance filings for Measure O school bond.

Strada Verde Land Use Plan. Image from the Initiative.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Measure N FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about the ballot measure for a proposed autonomous vehicle testing facility along Highway 25.

Amalia Ellis (right) and her mother Kerry. Photo courtesy of Amalia Ellis.

BL Special Report

BL Special Report: The heartbreaking complexities of in-home caregiving

Caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s is an act of love and patience. One local woman shares her story.

Photo by Noe Magaña.

Agriculture

BL Special Report: What is prime agricultural land, and who keeps track of it?

The precise definition depends on the regulatory agency, and the context in which it’s used.

Early morning in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: San Juan Bautista City Council

Four candidates compete for two seats.

Susan Postigo and Jeri Hernandez.

Health

Election 2020: San Benito County Health Care District, Zone 1

Challenger Susan Postigo running against incumbent Jeri Hernandez.

San Benito Health Care District, Zone 5 candidates Rick Shelton, Elizabeth Arrizon and Alberto Arevalo.

Health

Election 2020: San Benito County Health Care District, Zone 5

Three candidates seek seat that will be vacated by incumbent Angie De La Cruz.

Rick Perez and Jose Fernandez.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Hollister City Council District 1

Jose Fernandez and Rick Perez compete for the seat of outgoing councilmember Carol Lenoir.

Robert Rivas and Gregory Swett.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for State Assembly District 30

Incumbent Robert Rivas has received over $600K in contributions; challenger Greg Swett is self-financing his campaign with $1,000.

Jimmy Panetta and Jeff Gorman.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: Campaign finance contributions for California’s 20th congressional district

Challenger Jeff Gorman has raised close to $50K, while incumbent Jimmy Panetta is over $1.3 million.

Hollister School District Trustee Area 4 candidates Lisa Marks and Rob Bernosky.

Education / Schools

Election 2020: Hollister School District, Trustee Area 4

Robert Bernosky and Lisa Marks campaign during switch to district representation.

BenitoLink Election Outreach 2020

BenitoLink Your Voice—Your Vote 2020 Election Forum Video Premiere

Federal, state and local candidates discuss how they plan to address local issues.