BenitoLink knows the local news and publishes it for you daily.
We are in the last stretch of our Fall Fundraiser, which ends Dec. 31 and we show $43,353.89 in donations that will be doubled! We want to thank all of you supporting local nonprofit news and remind you why your donation is important.
It takes a special kind of commitment to get fast-moving news stories up on the website daily. One thing that is required is a dedicated group of reporters, local reporters who care about the community they serve.
Breaking news happens suddenly and our team does its best to get it to you- both accurately and quickly. Sometimes, stories have to wait until phone calls are returned or facts can be checked. It’s frustrating but it is just part of the business of careful reporting.
Co-Editor and Content Manager Noe Magaña and our main reporter team Robert Eliason, Carmel de Bertaut, Jenny Mendolla Arbizu and John Chadwell give back to their community way beyond a typical job.
I can’t count the amount of times reporter John Chadwell has changed his plans to cover a story for BenitoLink or called in because he saw something we should check on. He doesn’t have to do it. He wants to do it because he is involved and committed to this community and its readers.
We are fortunate to have reporter/photographer Robert Eliason calling in from San Juan Bautista and keeping us up to date on events, features and news stories coming from west county.
Jenny Mendolla Arbizu, raised in Hollister, gravitates toward features but has proven she can also do in-depth reporting or a quick-turnaround breaking news story.
Reporter Carmel de Bertaut keeps a sharp eye out for health and safety issues, often publishing articles about vaccines, illnesses, fires or flooding early in the morning or late into the night. This is news that could save your life.
Each reporter represents a different upbringing, a different culture or generation, a different perspective.
The point is, everyone pitches in and gives a lot of themselves when it comes to getting the news out to our readers.
As a nonprofit news organization, we’re committed to giving San Benito County residents important stories and critical safety updates as fast as possible. But we need your help. Our community-funded newsroom can’t serve your need for information without local reader support.
From now through the end of the year, we’re inviting you to join all the wonderful donors who have already given during this fall campaign to make our work possible. If you give by December 31, NewsMatch and our local funders will maximize your investment in us by matching your donation.
We are currently showing $43,353.89 in donations that will be doubled. Help us get to 50K or $100,00 with the match.
What do you say? Will you stand up for nonprofit news that works for you?
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|Alan Heminger||Leslie Austin|
|Amelia Ryan||Leslie Schwabacher|
|Anna Smith||Liz Smith|
|Annamaria Baez||Lois Locci|
|Barbara Rubio||Lynn Overtree|
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|Cara Vonk||Mark Dean Eason & Dawn Eason|
|Carol Hawkins||Mark Levine|
|Carol Lenoir||Martin and Rhoda Bress|
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|Clark Family Fund||Mel Angel|
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|Daniel Dungy & Nancy MacLean||Mitch Hammond|
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|Dawn Soza||Nancy Oliveira|
|Debbie Pollack Cochran||Nick Bailey|
|Denise Cauthen-Wright||Patrice Kuerschner|
|Dennis Finnigan||Patrick and Kozean Wright|
|Diane Ortiz||Patrick McKenzie|
|Dianne Carman||Paul Scherer|
|Donna Swanson & Gary Swanson||Phillip Esparza|
|Dr. Parveen Sharma||Rachel Ponce|
|Dr. Ruby Dholakia & Nikhilesh Dholakia||Rebecca Salinas|
|Dr. Stelvio Locci||Regina Datta|
|Elizabeth Smith||Rhoda Perrotti|
|Eugene Zanger||Robert E Bernosky & Jenny Bernosky|
|Gary & Ria Byrne||Robert Fulton|
|Gene Kogle & Kathy Kogle||Robert Marden|
|Gerri Johnson & Gary Rocchi||Robin Pollard|
|Gerry Wright||Roger Brown|
|Gifford Swanson||Rohit Sharma|
|Harriet Brin||San Benito Engineering & Surveying Charitable Fund|
|Heather Callens||Sandy Cabral|
|Hugh and Jackie Bickle||Sara A Steiner|
|Janet Grist||Shari Stevenson|
|Janet Watson||Sharlene Van Rooy|
|Jean Lierly||Sharma Ohthalmic Services|
|Jerry Magorian||Sophie Schwabacher|
|Joan Domingues||Stacie A McGrady|
|Joan Randolph||Steven Perricone|
|John David||Stirling Burnet|
|John Reed||Stuart Blakewood|
|Judy Gansen||Susan Dean & Franklin Dean|
|Karen Van Gerpen||Susan Echaore-McDavid & Richard McDavid|
|Karminder Brown||Susan Schwabacher|
|Katherine Modic||Tami Aviles|
|Kathi Stirling-Morris||Thomas Breen|
|Kathleen Davis||Thomas Davis|
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|Laura Romero||Women’s Club of Hollister|