City Clerk Christine Black (left) leads the elected and re-elected officials in the oath before taking their new positions. From left to right: Rolan Resendiz, Ignacio Velazquez, Honor Spencer, Marty Richman and Anietra Gomez. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

New Hollister City Council members take their seats

Town hall expected in January.

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.

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

Government / Politics

Final election results headed to Supes for approval

Expected to be adopted at Dec. 11 meeting.

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Government / Politics

Election 2018: Final Results

All votes have been counted as the San Benito County Elections Office releases the official tally for the Nov. 6, 2018 election.

Photo courtesy of Ann Caballero for Senate Campaign

Government / Politics

Candidate’s campaign office break-in

Caballero’s office burglarized on Election Day.

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Business / Economy

Election Day 2018: Initial Results

New vote tally and inclusion of total unprocessed ballots. More updates not expected until Nov. 13 or Nov. 14.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I think Measure G is essential to fix the roads

Mary Schneider says roads will get worse without local support.

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.

Provided by Greg Swett.

Government / Politics

COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure G and local highways

Greg Swett shares his thoughts on the proposed transportation sales tax and a VTA traffic analysis.

The audience gathered at one of the October 2018 election forums hosted by BenitoLink, the San Benito County Farm Bureau and Youth Alliance. Photo by BenitoLink staff.

Business / Economy

Election 2018: Forum Video Clips

Short videos of each race and measure from the two October election forums.

Briggs Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Former students speak on Measure X

Melinda Soares-Furtado and Joshua Sanchez share their thoughts on the Gavilan College bond measure.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Government / Politics

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why I’m voting Yes on G

Graham Mackie shares his reasons for supporting Measure G.

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Government / Politics

Election 2018 Roundup

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

Photo provided.

Business / Economy

COMMUNITY OPINION: A citizen’s perspective on Measure G

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares thoughts on dealing with traffic and road issues.

San Juan Bautista Candidate Forum at the VFW building. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Election 2018: San Juan Bautista City Council

Six candidates, two of which are qualified write-ins, compete for three seats.