Linda and Pat Lampe cutting the ribbon in front of Worth Saving Thrift Store. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Our Economy

Worth Saving has grand opening

Hollister thrift store supports local low-income residents and homeless.

Community Foundation President Gary Byrne and Grants/Projects Manager Salina Chacon receive check from the Teichert Foundation. Photo provided by the Community Foundation for San Benito County.


Community Foundation receives grant for nonprofit education

Teichert Foundation awards $5,000 to address areas of need.

100 plus old sheepherder's wagon was restored by Dave Wright for the Downtown Parade. Photo courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

Parade kicks off San Benito County rodeo festivities

A herd of longhorns leads dozens of parade participants.

The annual golf tournament and dinner party takes place at San Juan Oaks Golf Course in Hollister. Photo courtesy of the Kelly Freitas Memorial Endowment.

Recreation & Sports

Ninth annual Kelly Freitas Memorial Golf Tournament coming in July

Proceeds benefit endowment providing scholarships for local students.

Speakers from ABC News, Austin-American Statesman and Pro Publica share their experiences of covering government with the audience. Photo by Noe Magaña.


BenitoLink reporter attends two journalism conferences in Houston

Gatherings highlight investigative reporting and nonprofit news organizations.

Photo provided by the American Red Cross.


Fifth annual Red Cross Farm to Table dinner raises $270,000

Money to go toward disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Amanda Chiado leads group discussion. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.

San Benito Lifestyle (Home, Garden, Food & Culture)

BenitoLink reporter participates in a local writing lab

Arts Council creates safe space for sharing personal expression.


The music of his life

When Joe Ostenson came to Hollister in 1965 to teach music, he believed he would stay one year before moving on. Fast forward to 2019 and after a 45-year career with the Hollister School District, Mr. O as people fondly call him, is still teaching music. Asked what kept Ostenson in Hollister all those years,

The updated site will be similar but "refreshed" and allowing for more content.


Updated BenitoLink Site to be revealed May 31

BenitoLink moves from Drupal platform to more user friendly WordPress platform May 31.

Rockie Ruiz talks with BenitoLink as she works on her project at the Esperanza Center open house on May 22. Photos by Carmel de Bertaut.


Esperanza Center opens its doors

To recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, San Benito County Behavioral Health showcases its daytime activity facility.

YMCA – The River Run

Date/Time August 24, 2019 to 07:45 AM Description The River Run 2019 describes the unique experience that awaits as you meander through a working sand and gravel quarry. Participants can choose a 1 mile Family Fun Run or 5K walk/run. The events take you inside the Southside Sand and Gravel Quarry to see the working

Guests enjoying food and drinks at the May 16 BenitoLink Spring Fiesta and Tequila Tasting. Photo by Leslie David


BenitoLink hosts Spring Fiesta

We hope to host more community events in the future!

Los Padrinos 12th Annual Car Show

Date/Time June 29, 2019 to 08:00 AM until 05:00 PM Description Proceeds will benefit St. Judes Childrens Hospital, VFW Post 6359 and local charities. There will be live entertainment and raffles. Entry fee: cars and trucks $40, motorcycles $35, bicycles $25, special interest (pedal cars, trikes, etc.) $25. No alcohol on the streets. For show and

All about the Blenheims

Date/Time June 08, 2019 to June 08, 2019 11:00 AM until 01:30 PM Description The San Benito County Historical Society invites you to join us for a delicious general membership meeting, presentation and potluck. Schedule: 11-11:15- set up and socialize 11:15-11:30- brief general membership meeting 11:30-12:00 Apricot history presentations by author Lisa Prince Newman and

Life Skills Art Show Public Reception

Date/Time May 31, 2019 to May 31, 2019 06:00 PM until 08:00 PM Description San Benito County Arts Council presents The annual Life Skills Art Show Making Magic Happen exhibition dates May 20-June 11. Public reception on May 31; 6-8 p.m. Location Artspace Annex View map 217 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA , US Additional Information