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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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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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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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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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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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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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Participants of Saturday's workshop were encourage to look for the signs of human trafficking. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Human trafficking workshop hits close to home

Church holds awareness workshop after arrest of sex trafficker in town.

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28th annual Lights On Celebration comes to downtown Hollister

Locals expected to gather for car display, tree decorating contest.

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The Anderson Homes team standing in front of Santana Ranch, a new subdivision just off Fairview Rd. in Hollister. Photo provided.

Anderson Homes Gives Back to local nonprofits

Four San Benito County nonprofits, including BenitoLink, will be part of Anderson Home community giving program.

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Gavilan College holds National Coming Out Day event Oct. 9

Rainbow flag will be raised at Gilroy campus for first time.

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Local child at the Car Seat Check-Up. Photo provided by COG.

Safe Kids Coalition Promotes Child Passenger Safety Week

Properly securing children in safety seats goes a long way in keeping them safer. 

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The 400 block at the corner of Fourth Street and San Benito Street. The Vault building, owned by Mayor Ignacio Velazquez, sits in the background. Photo by John Chadwell.

Designs approved for 400 block buildings

Hollister mayor claims planning commissioners have conflicts of interest with project.

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Beds at the HOME Resource Center, the region's homeless shelter on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Hollister declares shelter crisis

Declaration alongside Board of Supervisors allows the county to apply for homeless program funds.

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2018 Election Forums coming Oct. 11 and Oct. 18

Our Election Forums are just around the corner! The free Forums will be held at San Benito High School Auditorium. Youth Alliance is joining BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau as hosts, offering English to Spanish translation and childcare.

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Valerie Egland took the opportunity to thank the board for the work done for the River Parkway Trail project and the maintenance of the Anza Trail. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Bypass road near high school named River Parkway

New name expected to help guide visitors to the proposed River Parkway Trail and regional park.

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