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Business organizations to host "Meet the Candidates" Reception

The San Benito County Chamber of Commerce, Business Council and Hispanic Chamber of the Central Coast are collaborating to host a reception October 18 for the business community to engage candidates for local offices in the November mid-term elections.

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Flags outside the courthouse. A new judge will be elected to the San Benito County Superior Court after the November elections. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Election 2018: San Benito County Superior Court Judge No. 2

Following the June elections, Gregory LaForge and Omar Rodriguez continue on to the November ballot.

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Karen de Sa and Jason Leopold lead discussion on working with sources. Photo by Noe Magaña.

BenitoLink reporters pursue continuing education

Two attend investigative reporting workshop at San Jose State.

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4-H and FFA members sold their animals on Oct. 6 during the Junior Livestock Auction at the San Benito County Fair. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

Livestock auction teaches youth

4-H and FFA members learn the value of hard work and letting go.

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San Benito High School senior Shelby O'Neil is featured on Monterey-Salinas Transit buses for being one of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Ocean Heroes. Photo courtesy of O'Neil.

San Benito High School senior wins national Girl Scouts' award

Shelby O'Neil, adding to her growing list of honors for her environmental efforts, was one of 10 young women named a National Gold Award Girl Scout this year.

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The Dance Hall is one of the structures at the Historical Park, just outside of Tres Pinos and before Bolado Park.

"Thank you night" celebrates a solid year of financial growth for BenitoLink

Community supported, online nonprofit news organization celebrates another year of growth and its establishment in the community as a trusted news source.

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Artwork by Aromas Hills Artisan Cindy Couling. Provided by Arts Council.

San Benito County Arts Council announces a new exhibition

Community invited to an opening reception of Explorations: Creative Work by the Aromas Hills Artisans at the ARTspace Annex.

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At the San Juan Bautista City Council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista gets closer to solving water problems

City Manager expects all issues to be remedied by December.

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Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Election 2018: Gavilan Community College Trustee Areas 5 and 7

Two seats up on the community college board that serves Santa Clara County and San Benito County.

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Photo provided by San Benito County Public Health Services.

Walk To School Day Promotes Pedestrian Safety

Parents, teachers, law nforcement and Safe Kids Coalition members join local students to promote safe walking on International Walk to School Day.

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Two of the mayoral candidates have held the office before and the third has tried to secure the office twice. Photo by John Chadwell.

Election 2018: Hollister Mayoral Race

Two-time incumbent Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, former mayor Gordon Machado and consistent challenger Keith Snow vie for mayoral seat in November.

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Tractor with bucket set down near three transient camps. Staff photo.

Hollister city employee injured while clearing out homeless encampment

Oct. 4 incident occurred near railroad tracks by cannery.

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Briggs Building in Downtown Hollister. File Photo.

Gavilan College announces free enrollment program

Promise Program waives enrollment fees. Over 300 students qualified this fall.

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Translation and childcare services to be offered by Youth Alliance at upcoming Election Forums

Youth Alliance joins BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau, adding youth perspective and helpful services to upcoming election forums.

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Councilman Dan De Vries speaking during the council meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Juan Bautista recognizes Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Local activists are working with mission and state park to increase indigenous narrative.

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Dr. Ariel Hurtado, third from left, was the only San Benito Health Care District board member who voted against a partnership between hospitals. Photos by John Chadwell.

As partnership talks collapse, Hazel Hawkins financial picture shows serious stress

Rural hospitals are struggling nationwide because of declining insurance reimbursements. Some familiar with HHMH wonder if this is the problem, while others believe management decisions resulted in the hospital’s current state.

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Free Flu Vaccination Clinic at Veterans Memorial Building on October 23

Public Health Services urges residents to get the vaccine ahead of the arrival of influenza season.

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Carol Lenoir (center) during a Planning Commission meeting on May 27. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister City Council appoints Carol Lenoir to open seat

First session for new District 1 councilwoman is Oct. 15.

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