San Benito County Administration Building. Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

State Senator Caballero asks Newsom to fill supervisor seat

Jim Gillio stepped down from District 4 position in July.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.


Assemblyman Rivas speaks on COVID-19 relief package for farmworkers

First-in-the-nation bills would expand paid sick leave, provide hazard pay and subsidies for child care.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.


Assemblyman Rivas introduces bill to promote sustainable transit

Proposed law stems from an idea by the chair of the Gilroy Bicycle Pedestrian Commission submitted through Rivas' 'There Ought to be a Law' program.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas speaks as Supervisors Gillio and Hernandez listen on (to the far right). Photo by Leslie David.

Government / Politics

BenitoLink hosts town hall with elected officials

Rivas, Hernandez and Gillio answer audience questions on senior care, mitigated ag land, PG&E power shut-offs and their legacies.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photo provided by the Office of Robert Rivas.

Government / Politics

State legislature approves farmworker housing bill

AB 1783, introduced by Assemblyman Robert Rivas, will head to Governor Gavin Newsom for consideration.

San Benito County locals Maria Cortez, Maria Fabian, Elena Olsvold, Mary Woodill, Father Alberto Cabrera, Bev Miller and Alejandro Oseguera traveled to Sacramento on Aug. 28 to discuss SB 24 with State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. Photos provided by Bev Miller.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Locals visit Sacramento to discuss abortion pill bill

Community member Bev Miller writes about her trip with a SJB priest and five others to speak with legislators about SB 24 and chemical abortion pills on college campuses.