Hollister Police Department vehicle. BenitoLink photo

Police / Fire

HPD arrests teenager for terrorist threats

HPD's investigation found no credible threats. 

Councilman Rolan Resendiz said when he called Elia Salinas a "cuca" that he was actually calling her a "cucaracha," Spanish for cockroach. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Public speaks out against comments from Hollister Councilman Resendiz

Elia Salinas claims council member called her a ‘cuca,’ Spanish slang for female genitalia; Resendiz said he meant it as short for ‘cucaracha,’ or cockroach.

SBHS communications officer Adam Breen said communication has to be transparent, no matter if the message is good or bad. Photo by John Chadwell.


SBHS aims to close communication gap

Communications officer utilizes social media, newsletters and website to keep students and public informed.

Salvador Mora called out Mayor Ignacio Velazquez for accusing fellow council members of collusion with developers without proof. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Social media spats spill into Hollister City Council meeting

Mayor Velazquez and Vice Mayor Richman receive pointed criticism.

Capt. Eric Taylor speaking to county supervisors about the training staff would receive. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

Sheriff’s Office to be trained by media company on communications

Supervisors approve one-year contract.


Government / Politics

Local politics plays out on social media

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez takes his disagreements with city council colleagues to Facebook, many residents respond online after none of them spoke at the actual meeting

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Government / Politics

Knowing where your news comes from

As the BenitoLink "Pledge of Champions" fund drive continues, we review blogs, social media and the value of locally-produced news stories

The protest to open San Justo Reservoir began on Facebook.

Government / Politics

Social media changes the face of politics in Hollister

Social media brings politicians and the public eye-to-eye in disputes

Juli Vieira, president and CEO of SB County Chamber of Commerce outlined PR plans.

Chamber seeks increased budget to continue promoting tourism

Chamber seeks $143,000 to promote area into 2017

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Business / Economy

Social media bootcamp offered for nonprofits

$100 discount available through San Benito Arts Council