Nicholas Preciado in the BenitoLink office. Photo by Leslie David


Nick Preciado takes new position at San Jose Spotlight

As a new Content Manager with reporting experience, Nick grew with BenitoLink and pushed his job description to its outer limits.

A few BenitoLink team members in downtown Hollister. Left to right: Leslie David, Carmel de Bertaut, Laura Romero, Nicholas Preciado, John Chadwell, Becky Bonner and Noe Magaña. File photo by Robert Eliason.


Putting “Giving News Day” on the Calendar

This annual event, set for Dec. 3, focuses on positive community change and has expanded internationally.


Pledge of Champions: Protecting your local news for 2020

Individuals all over San Benito County support local news and make sure BenitoLink is here to read year in and year out.

Reporter John Chadwell (standing) asks a question at a BenitoLink team writing and photography workshop. Photo by Leslie David.


Local news is a treasure

Being informed broadens community representation, helps fill government positions and keeps our democracy effective.

BenitoLink reporters meet weekly with Content Manager Nick Preciado and Copy Editor Paul Hersch to discuss the news of the week and progress on individual projects. Staff photo.


Giving Newsday keeps your local nonprofit news alive and fair

BenitoLink has a unique editorial style designed to serve the public.

The Dance Hall is one of the structures at the Historical Park, just outside of Tres Pinos and before Bolado Park.

Business / Economy

“Thank you night” celebrates a solid year of financial growth for BenitoLink

Community supported, online nonprofit news organization celebrates another year of growth and its establishment in the community as a trusted news source.


Government / Politics

Facebook donates $1 million to NewsMatch campaign for nonprofit sites like BenitoLink

Despite objections from some INN members, NewsMatch accepts an additional $1 million from Facebook for fundraiser benefitting local, nonprofit news sites.

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Congratulations, you did it! Your donations have surpassed our Pledge of Champions $38,000 goal.

Thanks to you, BenitoLink reached its full match goal of $38,000! Donations of all sizes have come in, making it the most successful Pledge of Champions campaign yet.

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Government / Politics

Why should I pay for news?

Benitolink is nonprofit news fueled by its own community. Your support is what makes it all happen.

BenitoLink starts the new year as independent non-profit

Business / Economy

BenitoLink achieves nonprofit status

Community news effort becomes full-fledged nonprofit

BenitoLink Board of Directors (L-Rt) Karminder Brown, Lois Locci, Julie Morris, Rohit Sharma and Leslie David. Mark Paxton not pictured.  (Dan DeVries Photo)

Business / Economy

BenitoLink Gets Big Boost from Community Foundation

Website kicks off its first fundraiser and gets a $20,000 match from the Community Foundation for San Benito County

Audience pours over the subtle differences between the plans being offered.

Government / Politics

KUSP still fights for survival

The radio station that provides a solid signal in San Benito County for NPR news and regional coverage is struggling to stay in operation


COMMENTARY: 2014 in a word: Ubiquitous

In the year gone by, everything was everywhere


New Fund Aims to Help Local Women

How The Women's Fund is striving to improve the status of women in San Benito County.

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BenitoLink Announces Launch Party

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