Pedro Avila. Photo courtesy of Gavilan College.

News

Interview with Gavilan College’s new President-Superintendent Avila

Pedro Avila reimagines Gavilan College

Scholarship winners being honored at the Latino Generation Scholarship Program award ceremony. Photo by Juliana Luna.

Education / Schools

San Benito County students receive over $340K in scholarships

151 in the class of ’22 are awarded money for college.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Union says Hollister teachers are tired, hurt and angry

HESTA writes about what teachers have experienced this year, as well as the effects of the Hollister School District's reported budget crisis.

Winners of 2022 Spelling Bee. Photo courtesy of SBCoE.

News Release

San Benito County Office of Education announces winners of 2022 Spelling Bee

Four students qualified to the California State Spelling Bee.

Hollister Fire Department responding to the Fairview Road fire on July 2021. Photo by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Fire Department seeking state grants

City Council supports applications amid differing views on procedure.

From left: Hollister School District trustees Jan Grist, Elizabeth Martinez, Cathy Toste, Lisa Marks, and Carla Torres-Deluna, and Superintendent Erika Sanchez, discuss the proposed redistricting changes before deciding on a final map. Photo by Sean Roney.

Education / Schools

Hollister School Board votes on new district boundaries

Some neighborhoods switch representation, but most remain unchanged.

Image courtesy of Pixabay.

Events

Public meetings for the week of Feb. 7

Items to be discussed include redistricting, sphere of influence and taxes.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

News

Hollister School District faces COVID surge

Board of Trustees takes action to deal with teacher shortages and expand communication with parents.

Schools & Education

COMMENTARY: HSD nurses step up to challenge during pandemic

The Hollister School District writes that its credentialed school nurses, along with health clerks at individual school sites, have been particularly busy during the pandemic.

Rain dance ceremony in San Juan Bautista on Oct. 10. Photo by Jonathan Crowther.

Art & Culture

Locals celebrate Indigenous People’s Day

People speak about their sacred site known as Juristac.

Photo courtesy of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.

News Release

Hawkins Memorial Hospital grant to promote vaccines

The hospital will employ a work plan to reinforce messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Take back your child’s mind

Randy Logue writes that parents set the tone for what their children are taught and not the school system.

File photo by Noe Magaña.

Education / Schools

San Benito County students read at record levels

Students read over 126 million words in a three-month span.

Schools & Education

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Victoria De Sousa

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.

Sofia Lemos cheering at a home football game. Photo courtesy of Sofia Lemos.

Schools & Education

A day in the life of a Baler student-athlete: Sofia Lemos

The video series illustrates what it means to be a student-athlete at San Benito High School.