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Donnalou Ramirez is currently ranked seventh nationally. Photos provided by Donnalou Ramirez.

Sports & Recreation

Local female bodybuilder raises the bar

Donnalou Ramirez ranks seventh nationwide.

Gavilan College Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose and Board of Trustees Vice President Mark Dover pause for a photo at the Sept. 7 gala. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Gavilan College celebrates 100 years

Centennial highlights the past and looks forward.


Leadership Conference students surround the organizers and speakers on the first day. Photo provided by Gavilan College.

Schools & Education

Community leaders join Gavilan College at Youth Leadership Conference

High school and community college students learn leadership and organizational skills.

Photo provided by JMM Dance Co.

Nonprofits

JMM Dance Co. gives thanks for impact grant

Funds will help expand the Social Emotional Dance project and growth of the organization.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Children and Youth

San Benito LULAC receives Ford Driving Dreams grant

$10,000 awarded to help SBHS and San Andreas students graduate on time and be prepared for college.

Nonprofits

The results of San Benito GIVES 2019

Over $180,000 raised for 34 San Benito County-based nonprofits.

Gary Byrne and Sharlene Van Rooy with the Community Foundation for San Benito County organize nonprofit leaders for a group photo. Photo by Leslie David.

Nonprofits

The community event called San Benito GIVES

Articles about the achievements of local nonprofits fill the BenitoLink home page as the event comes to a close at midnight on Tuesday, September 10.

Custom Fundraising Solutions San Jose owner Sam St.Germain (right) listens to a potential customer at the Aug. 25 mattress sale at SBHS. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Schools & Education

Mattress sale raises money for SBHS band program

Event nets $2,800 to help with future competitions and purchases.

San Benito County Fair. File photo.

San Benito Lifestyle

Deadline approaches for San Benito County Fair entries

Online entries close at midnight on Sept. 5, paper entries close on Sept. 6.

Monica and Raymond Rodriguez will be honored as the 2019 YA Change Makers. Photo provided.

Events

Youth Alliance to host Change Makers

Three community leaders to be honored.

Brewery Twenty Five owners Fran and Sean Fitzharris created a speciality brew to celebrate San Juan Bautista's 150 anniversary. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle

Special brew celebrates a special town

Brewery Twenty Five crafts a new beer to mark San Juan Bautista’s 150th anniversary.

Provided by David Baumgartner.

Science

Searching the Sky: Transparent September Skies

In this latest stargazing article, David Baumgartner writes about a group of stars known as the Summer Triangle.

Frank Gookin stands next to his 1945 Dodge Power Wagon. Photos by Robert Eliason.

San Benito Lifestyle

For competitors, Pullin’ for a Cure means more than points

Sixth annual truck-pulling event raises funds for cancer research.

Gavilan College site in downtown Hollister. File photo.

News

Open seat on Measure X Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee

Gavilan College accepts new applications following the resignation of support organization representative.

Inside the San Benito County Free Library, built in 1960. A city resolution said it is undersized for the programs it provides. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Hollister council passes support resolution for library expansion

Facility is undersized for the number of programs it provides.

Nathan was one of Pet Friends' forever residents. He was with us until his death last year from kidney failure. Unfortunately, he never got his forever family. He represents what we do as a no-kill shelter: animals that we take in are cared for until they are adopted or reach the end of their life, due to illness or old age. Photos provided by Pet Friends.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: Pet Friends and Rescue

No-kill shelter works to reduce number of homeless cats and dogs in San Benito County.

Operation Youth Power. Photo provided.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: Youth Alliance

YA provides after school programs, youth leadership development, school based counseling, teen parent advocacy, and works with local school systems to try to incorporate restorative justice in schools.

Mr. O playing music. Photo provided by David Huboi.

Nonprofits

San Benito GIVES: A letter to Mr. O’s Academy of the Arts

David Huboi writes about supporting a local music academy during the San Benito GIVES campaign.

Most Read

Graniterock crews installing speed tables at Fourth Street in San Juan Bautista on Sept. 16. Photos by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

San Juan Bautista installs five speed tables

Traffic calming measures to be added on Monterey and Fourth streets.

Photo provided by the Office of Emergency Services.

Transportation

Pull to the right for sirens and lights

Drivers are not reacting safely when emergency vehicles approach, according to the Office of Emergency Services.

Collage of Quien Sabe Road holes in Tres Pinos area. Photos by Robert Eliason

Transportation

BL Special Report: Roads were main focus for Civil Grand Jury

San Benito County Civil Grand Jury submits its report on how funding for roads in the county has been spent. Supervisors have 90 days to respond.

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