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Vehicles on display at the Father's Day Car Show in 2019. Photos by Heather Graham.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Father’s Day car show brings out Hollister’s finest vehicles

Enthusiasts of all ages gather in church parking lot to behold the glory of classic models.

Make this Father's Day unique to what brings joy to that special father in your life. Photo by Becky Bonner.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

A gift for every father

There are lots of ways to celebrate dads this weekend (and beyond).

Amanda Chiado leads group discussion. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

BenitoLink reporter participates in a local writing lab

Arts Council creates safe space for sharing personal expression.


Anzar High School senior Jordan Driver focused on art therapy for her graduation exhibition project. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education

Anzar High senior reaches out through art therapy

Jordan Driver’s “Grad X” project helps participants access emotions.

Artwork on display at the Life Skills art reception on May 31. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

Arts

Life skills students show art at reception

Works on display at ARTspace Annex in Hollister.

Gustavo, Alejandra and Gustavo in the downtown Hollister restaurant La Catrina. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Business

Restaurant by day, cookie business by night

Thanks to its success, La Jerezana cookie production is moving out of La Catrina restaurant.

Land Use

Dreams of the 400 Block circa 1992

Magazine brings readers back to a time of excitement about redevelopment projects in Hollister.

Schools

The music of his life

When Joe Ostenson came to Hollister in 1965 to teach music, he believed he would stay one year before moving on. Fast forward to 2019 and after a 45-year career with the Hollister School District, Mr. O as people fondly call him, is still teaching music. Asked what kept Ostenson in Hollister all those years,

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Recreation & Sports

Students participate in four-wheel drive safety clinic

Course at Hollister Hills tailored to teach off-road driving safety.

Seventh-grader Robbie Bedolla poses with mom Tracy, who is a math and science teacher at Rancho San Justo Middle School. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Children and Youth

Middle school makes math fun

Rancho San Justo hosts first Family Math Night with interactive stations and take-away games.

Guests enjoying food and drinks at the May 16 BenitoLink Spring Fiesta and Tequila Tasting. Photo by Leslie David

Features

BenitoLink hosts Spring Fiesta

We hope to host more community events in the future!

Though born in Oakland, Don Smith was raised in Hollister and currently lives here. All photographs courtesy of Don Smith.

Arts

Hollister photographer sees the world through his camera

Don Smith tells of following his passion and life behind the lens.

Forgiving Paws co-founders Maggie Lairson and Kathleen Smith shared their passion for helping pets in San Benito County with BenitoLink. Photos by Becky Bonner.

Nonprofits

Forgiving Paws carries on as thrift shop closes

Animal-focused nonprofit going in new direction.

Fremont Peak also has sweeping views of the surrounding area. Photo by Ian Sills.

Children and Youth

Clear skies and telescopes draw crowds to Fremont Peak Observatory

Weekend programs offer lectures on the solar system, star clusters and black holes.

Motorists chat in the parking lot of San Juan School before heading out for the first annual Jim West Antique Auto Tour on May 11. The antique car ride took place on the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail. Photos by John Chadwell.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Motorists gather for Jim West Antique Auto Tour

The former San Juan Bautista mayor was remembered on the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail, where a monument was erected in West’s honor.

Shari Stevenson comes from a family of veterans. She is dedicated to serving all vets in San Benito County. Photo by John Chadwell.

BL Special Report

Shari Stevenson fights for vets

She first became aware of PTSD and Agent Orange as a teen. When her two sons joined the military, she learned what benefits would be available after their service. Now she serves all vets in San Benito County for the Veterans Administration.

Angelo Hudson and Mark Preader with students at Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Local Sports

Local martial arts instructor brings home gold

Mark Preader wins world championship.

Preschoolers at Sacred Heart School sing for their moms at a May 10 Mother's Day celebration. Photos provided by Kat Nobile.

Children and Youth

Sacred Heart preschoolers celebrate Mother’s Day

Mothers treated to brunch at weekday celebration.

Yoga instructor Karin Larsen poses next to her sound bowls. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Recreation

Sound bath vibrations wash over local yoga class

Instructor Karin Larsen teaches principles of deep relaxation.

A family reads new comics outside Bill's Bullpen in Hollister on Free Comic Book Day. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Arts

A packed Bill’s Bullpen hosts Free Comic Book Day

Event included raffles and free pictures with superheroes. Video of the local celebration inside!

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Padres toman fotos de los estudiantes que fueron reclasificados. Fotos por Noe Magaña.

Education

La escuela Calaveras reclasifica grupo de estudiantes en programa aprendizaje del idioma Inglés

Director de la escuela dice que el crecimiento es gracias al enfoque en la escritura durante el año.

Ann Kennedy presents update to the Gavilan College Board of Trustees. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Education

Gavilan school board gets Measure X update

Plans for bond spending and timeline given during June meeting.

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Cannabis. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Our Economy

Hollister recreational cannabis ordinance gets first reading

Final adoption expected June 17, would go into effect July 3.

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