Hollister High School environmental club participates in the parade. Photo courtesy of Hollister High School.

News Release

Hollister High named a green ribbon school

Staff wellness initiatives, the use of electric buses and the district’s adopt-a-tree program cited on application.

Hollister High’s Visual and Performing Arts Academic Building. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.

Education / Schools

Hollister High receives $378K grant

Funds will go toward maintenance and upgrading the school’s HVAC system.

Road conditions like this make driving a treacherous undertaking. Photo by Jenna Fields.


New Idria Road: from bad to worse

Los Pinos Creek crossing suffers second wash out in three years.

CA_FuelsTreatmentBoundary. Photo courtesy of BLM.

News Release

Bureau of Land Management seeks public input for new wildfire treatment program

Deadline to submit public comments is Jan. 20.

SBHS Board of Trustees at the board’s Nov. 8 meeting. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

Hollister High School AP scores, enrollment numbers recovering

Advanced Placement program prepares students for college-level coursework.

Mike Fisher in the Baler Barn. Photo by Robert Eliason.


Hollister High’s stadium food concession to change operator

The refreshment stand will see the return of most menu favorites, along with some specials.

San Benito High School District Board of Trustees. Photo by Jenny Mendolla Arbizu.


Rapid growth challenges San Benito High School District

Hollister High is officially over capacity with one of the largest enrollments in Northern California.

Angela Curro, retiring Assistant Clerk-Recorder-Registrar for San Benito County. Photo courtesy of Angela Curro.


San Benito County supervisor-elect shares her priorities for next term

Her highest priorities are to address the failing infrastructure and to ensure retainment of qualified, committed, and engaged county employees.

News Release

Baler alumnus returns as coach

David Kaplansky has an overall record of 226-75 coaching both girls and boys programs at Hollister High School.

Tents along the railroad near Taco Bell on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Regional coalition to reduce homelessness by 50% holds first summit

Stakeholders and service providers give a progress report.

USGS Map of March 18 earthquake.


A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hits San Benito County

Three other earthquakes recorded near Pinnacles this week.

San Benito evening primrose. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

Environment / Nature

Q&A: San Benito evening primrose removed from endangered plant list

Since it was listed in 1985, the plant’s range has expanded from nine locations to more than 100 in San Benito, Monterey and Fresno counties.

Prairie Falcon nestling. File image.

News Release

Pinnacles National Park reinstates hiking measures

The action aims to protect nesting raptors.

Dedication of Vasquez marker. Courtesy of E Clampus Vitus.

BenitoLink Special Report

BL Longform: Snyder’s General Store and the downfall of Tiburcio Vasquez 

The raid that led to the capture and execution of an outlaw.

John Chadwell's book is in development to run as a TV series. Netflix is one of the production companies considering the project. Photo courtesy of John Chadwell.


BenitoLink reporter shifts from journalism to screenwriting  

John Chadwell chases his dream. He has been writing novels and screenplays since the late 1980s.