Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito County Free Library to offer curbside pickup service

Customers can request and pick up materials starting June 2.

Hollister Police Department. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police respond to shootings and arson over Memorial Day weekend

HPD investigating vehicle that crashed into barricades on San Benito Street.

Phil Esparza and Congressman Jimmy Panetta sort supplies collected during the farmworker relief drive on May 23. Photo by Patty Lopez Day.


Weekend relief drive gathers goods for farmworkers

Donations pile high at San Juan and Hollister fire stations.

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Mark and Jeanette Pulido at the Memorial Wall in 4th Street Eatery. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

4th Street Eatery honors armed forces with memorial wall

Photos pay tribute to San Benito County’s active and former service members.

Hollister First Sundays Ride & Cruise

Date/Time June 07, 2020 to June 07, 2020 11:30 AM until 04:00 PM This event occurs monthly, Description This is a group motorcycle ride and car cruise down Highway 25 to King City and back from leaving from Hollister Powersports and ending at Johnny's Bar & Grill. We meet at 11:30 and roll at noon. All bikes,

Albert Bracamonte and family dining outside Hollister House. Photos by Patty Lopez Day.

Business / Economy

Outdoor dining opens on San Benito Street

Several restaurants take part in weekend street closure. Check out photos from the first day.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police / Fire

Police makes arrests in May 8 shooting

One adult and one juvenile booked on charges of attempted murder.

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Government / Politics

Hollsiter initiating major citywide planning effort with new committee and website

City actively seeking to involve community in steering General Plan update process. First General Plan Advisory Committee will meet June 4.

Hollister Fire Department Farmworker Relief Drive, Tendremos una campaña de ayuda para trabajadores agrícolas

Date/Time May 23, 2020 to May 23, 2020 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM Description Hollister Fire Department Farmworker Relief Drive Tendremos una campaña de ayuda para trabajadores agrícolas Date May 23. Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Fire Station 1: 110 Fifth Street. La estación de bomberos no.1: 110 de la Calle 5. You

B & R Farms Garden Pop-Up (Memorial Day Weekend)

Date/Time May 23, 2020 to May 23, 2020 10:00 AM until 04:00 PM This event occurs daily, every 3 days(s) Description Let's take our Better Together Market outside into the warm sunshine for a garden pop-up event. Join B&R farms this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Monday 9 a.m. to

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister agencies to apply for COVID-19 grant funding

Staff seeks $30K from CARES Act, while the fire department puts in for two FEMA grants.

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Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

Hollister City Council votes to close San Benito Street for outdoor dining

Closure will allow restaurants to use space to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

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Alex Esquivel at Lucky's. Esquivel is also a graphic artist. He was a fall 2019 intern in graphic art and continues to produce graphics for BenitoLink on a freelance basis while he continues his studies. Photo courtesy of Marisa Duran.

San Benito Lifestyle

Photography exhibit honors essential workers

Hollister photographer Marisa Duran teams up with San Benito Arts Council to display her work in a unique way.

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The Superior Court of California in San Benito County is located at 450 Fourth Street in Hollister. File photo.


Legal documents to have in times of emergency

Planning that helps deal with the unexpected.

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COVID-19 testing site set up inside the Veterans Memorial Building in Hollister. Photo by Robert Eliason.


COVID-19 testing open to the general public

Health department conducted 118 tests on May 10, with a daily capacity for 132.

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