Cattle grazing in South County. File photo.

Government / Politics

Election 2020: SBC Supervisor District 4

Five candidates running for seat vacated by Jim Gillio.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

Notice of Election for San Benito County

Nomination period begins July 13 and ends Aug. 7.

District 2 Supervisor candidate, Kollin Kosmicki. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vote on substance, not name recognition

District 2 Supervisor Candidate Kollin Kosmicki urges voters to look beyond name recognition and political signs to choose the best leader based on substance.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Why I’m not prioritizing public endorsements in supervisor campaign

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki explains why he hasn't asked for public endorsements in the campaign and how he'd rather focus on gaining the trust of everyday voters.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Five solutions for alarming congestion on rural backroads

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki contends the county must address rapidly increasing use of rural backroads and offers ideas to help alleviate the problem.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Slow growth, road repairs and job creation are interrelated priorities

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki makes the case that good employers are looking for desirable communities where leaders see beyond the short term.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Roads are chaotic mess due to rapid housing growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that less building is the only way to prevent further misery, tragedy on local highways.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. File photo.

Supervisor Mark Medina announces run for re-election in 2020

Medina says he will continue to work with local small businesses, agriculture industry.

Southside School on Southside Road. BenitoLink file photo.

Schools & Education

Southside School Board Members Needed

Southside School Board has four open vacancies and new members are encouraged to register with the elections office for the open positions. The window for applications is July 16 to August 10. Please contact the San Benito Elections Office to apply.

May 3 Election Forum was held at Hollister City Council Chambers. Public attendance was so high, there was standing room only in the back with the lobby full and people waiting on the front steps.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink-Farm Bureau forum videos with candidate responses

See the candidates respond to questions and make up your own mind for the upcoming election. The BenitoLink-Farm Bureau Forum is broken up in shorter segments for the contests on the June 5 Primary Election.


Government / Politics

County Republicans listen to candidates and strategize on how to regain control of state

The San Benito County Republic Party members hosted some of the candidates and are considering changing their position to begin endorsing candidates.

San Benito High School   (BenitoLink file photo)

Schools & Education

SBHS to hold public hearing on trustee districts plan

The Dec. 13 hearing is the next step in the process for the district to formulate trustee districts for its school board

Councilman Jim Gillio said the city would lose millions in property taxes if block is not developed.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council certifies mayor’s petition, will rescind decision on 400 Block or put on ballot at next meeting

Hollister council passes resolution to certify signatures on petition referendum to stop development of 400 Block and will hear options to either rescind development or put it on upcoming ballot.


Government / Politics

San Benito County gets mentioned on ‘Scandal’

Hit TV show says California was too close to call, and San Benito County's voting results would help finalize the presidential election


Government / Politics

Marching with a message

On Jan. 21, San Benito High School senior Mykenzie Camino joined thousands of people at the Women's March in San Jose