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News Release

Where to get a flu vaccine in San Benito County

Seven local pharmacies among providers that offer the flu shot.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel

Government / Politics

VIDEO: BenitoLink’s Hollister City Council District 3 candidate forum

The forum included several community questions regarding displaying flags at City Hall, charter cities, transparency and residential development. 

Renee Wells. Photo courtesy of the EDC.

News Release

Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County announces new executive director

Renee Wells takes over as Executive Director and Marc Fontes takes the lead as Business Development Manager.


County Express bus at a Fixed Route stop. Photo provided by COG.

News Release

Local transportation agency releases public survey

Survey is available from through Oct. 29.

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News Release

San Benito County issues Oct. 24 wind advisory

The advisory also urged residents to use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle, and to secure outdoor objects.

Novel Coronavirus. Photo courtesy of Centers for Disease Control.

News

Week of Oct. 22 coronavirus roundup for San Benito County

7,327 people tested positive, 100 are active patients, 7,155 have recovered and 72 have died.

Hollister Police Department vehicle. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister police arrest juvenile following a high speed chase

Police said the suspect took the parent's vehicle without permission.

File photo by Joshua Miller.

Events

Hollister Police Department to conduct a drug take back event on Oct. 23

Usual methods for disposing of unused medicines such as flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash pose potential safety and health hazards.

Built when cattle were driven through town, Sally Street will undergo traffic calming to slow down speeders. Photo by John Chadwell.

Transportation

Hollister to install traffic calming measures on two city roads

Study found that motorists exceed speed limits by at least 10 mph.

A County Express bus crossing San Benito Street. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Transportation

On-demand service from County Express offers Uber-like transportation.

Hollister residents can use an app to schedule pick-ups.

File Photo. Photo by Noe Magaña.

News Release

Spring Grove student hospitalized following medical emergency

The student is listed in critical condition and has been transported to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford.   

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News

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake strikes San Benito County

Two other smaller earthquakes hit the same area.

Protesters show their signs during a group photo during the Oct. 18 protest. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

San Benito residents join statewide protest against requiring COVID-19 vaccine for students

Protesters say it’s parents’ right to decide if vaccination is appropriate.

Graphic by Alex Esquivel.

Events

BenitoLink to host candidate forum

Join us via Zoom on Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Hollister Police Department. BenitoLink photo

News Release

Hollister Police Department investigating overnight burglary

A 'substantial' amount of money was taken from the automatic teller.

Construction workers on the roof of new housing units. Photo by John Chadwell.

Education / Schools

San Benito High trustees okay first reading of school impact fees policy

Without identifying which projects would be funded, the board will give the plan a second reading and vote on adoption Oct. 26.

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Events

Public meetings for the week of Oct. 18

Discussions include traffic studies, a cannabis cultivation permit and staff recruitment.

Landscape view from Hepsedam Peak looking east towards San Benito Mountain in southern San Benito County. Photo by Ryan O'Dell, courtesy of BLM.

News Release

San Benito County included in Congress’ Monterey Bay National Heritage Area Study Act

The Monterey Bay National Heritage Area Study Act is the first piece of a multi-step process.

Dustin Bogue, CEO of Third Millennium Partners, wants to assure county residents there will be no false start even as bulldozers began work on first phase of development. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Developer of San Juan Oaks project has history in San Benito County

Third Millennium Partners CEO assures residents he has been involved in five local developments.


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The new Hollister Amazon facility is due to open Sept. 28 and will initially employ at least 300. Photo by John Chadwell.

News

Amazon opening Hollister delivery facility Sept. 28

The company will have 300 jobs at its new $50 million warehouse.

The developer said there are plans to invest heavily in the golf course and clubhouse, as well as building the neighboring community of 1,084 units. Google Earth Photo.

Housing / Land Use

San Jose developer buys San Juan Oaks property

The $43.75 million purchase by Third Millennium Partners includes the golf course and clubhouse.

San Benito County Fair. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Nonprofits

San Benito County Fair plans a three-day run- with a few restrictions

The deadline for competition entries is coming up on Sept 9.