News Release

Election Department launches ride along program

Participants of the program may observe, ask questions, and experience the daily procedures election staff take as they collect Vote-by-Mail ballots at all official drop boxes.

Assistant Clerk-Recorder Francisco Diaz and Poll Worker Eric Heckman. Photo provided.


COMMENTARY: Poll Workers are the Backbone of our Democracy

Francisco Diaz writes about unsung heroes who rise to the challenge.

Cardboard mask created at an Arts Council community art class with teaching artist, Stephanie Skow. Photo courtesy of San Benito County Arts Council.

News Release

Arts Council announces the 6th annual San Benito County Cardboard Challenge

Local organizations are encouraging residents of San Benito County to make cardboard creations to celebrate the power of creative play.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Love in the Time of Corona

Cesar Gamboa writes a perspective on reinforcing community through recognizing our interdependent contributions and impacts.

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Residents support their local news

Individual donations of $1,000 or less will be matched up to a total of $35,000 until midnight Dec. 31 during our annual fundraiser known as Pledge of Champions!

Diane Diaz Hopkins Insurance Team and CASA Staff. Photo provided by CASA.

Children and Youth

Cozy for Christmas

Pajama drive provides warmth and comfort for foster children from San Benito County.

Located in Downtown Hollister is Sun Street Centers Women's Residential and Perinatal Program. Photo provided by Sun Street Centers.


12 Days of Giving turns into 365 days at Sun Street Centers

Fundraiser is a collaboration of five nonprofit agencies providing “safety net” services critical to all San Benito residents.

Gary Byrne and Sharlene Van Rooy with the Community Foundation for San Benito County organize nonprofit leaders for a group photo. Photo by Leslie David.


The community event called San Benito GIVES

Articles about the achievements of local nonprofits fill the BenitoLink home page as the event comes to a close at midnight on Tuesday, September 10.

Former employee Chace Miguel said, "Mars Hill serves as a place for people to go enjoy themselves and hangout with their friends and family." Photo courtesy of Chace Miguel.

Business / Economy

Mars Hill: A cornerstone of downtown Hollister

Coffeehouse marks 10 years in business with new furniture and a steady stream of customers.

Elias Barocio Jr. and his wife Araceli Barocio. Photo provided.


Hollister nonprofit leader chosen for national fellowship program

Elias Barocio Jr. currently serves as Migrant Housing Manager at the County of San Benito-Hollister Migrant Center.

Downtown San Juan Bautista. Photo by Leslie David.

Art & Culture

Indigenous New Year celebration and community mandala coming to San Juan Bautista

March 30-31 celebration to take place during annual Art and Crafts Festival.

Hollister City Hall. File Photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Thanks for the opportunity to serve

Hollister City Councilmember Mickie Solorio Luna contributes this letter of thanks to be posted on BenitoLink as she leaves office.

Two teens wearing jeans and sneakers. Photo courtesy of Pexels.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: High-school struggles are real, even more so for parents of teens

The school year is in full swing, yet some are still having trouble adjusting.

Chamberlain's students on an outing during Ag in the Classroom day. Photo provided.

Children and Youth

12 Days of Giving supports Chamberlain’s children holidays and beyond

Donations will be matched December 1-12.

Traffic from Highway 101 merging onto Highway 25. File Photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: On Measure G and the economy

Scott Fuller shares his reasons for supporting the upcoming transportation sales tax.