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Covered California open enrollment ends January 15

Next week is the deadline for coverage to start February 1.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta (third from left) with his family in Washington D.C. Photo provided by the Office of Congressman Jimmy Panetta.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta takes oath of office

Second term representing San Benito County in Washington D.C.

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A large tree near 7-11 on San Benito and Hawkins Street blew over during a 2017 storm. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Wind advisory coming this weekend

In effect most of Saturday, Jan. 5.

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Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo by John Chadwell.

Assemblyman Robert Rivas announces committee assignments

State representative assigned to committees for Agriculture, Appropriations, Government Organization, Local Government and Rules.

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San Benito Open Studios artist Michaela Graves showcasing her work at the Open Studios Art Tour 2018. Photo provided by Arts Council.

Arts Council announces 2019 opportunities for artists and organizations

Applications now open for Arts Express! Grant Program and Open Studios Art Tour.

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Monterey Bay Community Power says rebates expected to total $4 million

Community choice energy agency looks to dedicate $1.25 million in additional funding for local energy programs in 2019.

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New 2019 hours for the San Benito County Free Library

Expansion of hours the result of community desire for additional service.

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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File Photo.

Congressman Panetta on passage of 2018 Farm Bill

Legislation passed Dec. 12 regulates federal farm programs and nutrition assistance. It includes provisions that Congressman Panetta advocated for.

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Runners at the 10 Mile starting line in early 2018. Photos provided by Amalia Ellis.

Mission 10 race returns in January

Registration now open for 36th annual run.

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Volunteers counting ballots on Nov. 6, 2018 while observers await for result updates. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Final election results headed to Supes for approval

Expected to be adopted at Dec. 11 meeting.

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Santa Claus is coming to the San Benito County Free Library

Community members invited to participate in 12th annual Holiday Program.

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The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for thousands of acres in San Benito County and the surrounding areas. Photo courtesy of BLM.

BLM Central Coast Field Office lifts emergency fire restrictions

The public is reminded to remain cautious when recreating on public lands to prevent a wildfire.

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BenitoLink reporters meet weekly with Content Manager Nick Preciado and Copy Editor Paul Hersch to discuss the news of the week and progress on individual projects. Staff photo.

Giving Newsday keeps your local nonprofit news alive and fair

BenitoLink has a unique editorial style designed to serve the public.

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Inclusive and bilingual dance classes for the community

Enrollment for new session of dance classes with JMM Dance Co. now open with additional locations.

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Panoche Valley Preserve. Photo by Center for Natural Land Management (CNLM Staff)

Panoche Valley Preserve Opens

Conservation land to mitigate for solar farm is now in operation.

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Veterans Day Parade in 2016. Photo by John Chadwell.

Veterans Day Parade set for November 11

This year all San Benito County WWII Veterans will be honored as Grand Marshals at the 17th annual event.

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Photo provided by Hazel Hawkins Hospital.

Pediatrix Medical Group to join Hazel Hawkins Hospital

Partnership with a MEDNAX affiliate that also provides services to Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.

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Election 2018 Roundup

A compilation of coverage of San Benito County political races and ballot measures.

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Carts on display by Recology at an October 2018 Hollister City Council meeting. The green cart is part of the bundle of new rates. Photo by Noe Magaña.

New recycling programs coming to San Benito County November 1

Recycling levels expected to increase to meet state mandates.

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Omar Rodriguez speaks with voters while campaigning for the open Superior Court Judicial seat. Photo provided.

Omar Rodriguez focuses on San Benito County’s future in race for open judicial seat

The former Haybaler discusses his roots in the region and what he would bring to the bench.

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