Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Thank you Supervisor Kosmicki

Aromas resident says Kosmicki's action as supervisors saved lives Christmas Eve.

Community members are invited to share their opinions on BenitoLink. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Betsy Dirks is the right person for the job

Writer states that Dirks was helpful in a dangerous and serious situation.

Photo courtesy of Kollin Kosmicki.

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Supervisor introduces himself to new constituents

Kollin Kosmicki writes that he believes interacting with constituents is the cornerstone of his role and strives to be accessible to residents.


COLUMN: Signs won’t intimidate or deter me

Supervior Kollin Kosmicki writes in response to signs that appear to call for his recall, censure.

Supervisor Bea Gonzales during the July 27, 2021 Board of Supervisor meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Police / Fire

County district attorney will not file charges on supervisor threat claim

Bea Gonzales said she is not disappointed with the outcome.

File photo of Supervisor Bea Gonzales. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Supervisor Gonzales reports possible threat

District Attorney will review police report and decide whether to file charges soon.

Frank, Monica, Serena and Francisco Barragan. Photo provided by Frank Barragan.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Preserving our community and our heritage

District 2 candidate Frank Barragan writes, "My focus as supervisor will be to work with our local, state, federal officials as well as our county departments to move the needle on improving our road infrastructure, economic development, and public safety."

Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Is no growth realistic or just a political slogan?

Valerie Egland writes that growth and development are perpetually challenging issues that often divide communities.

South County is part of District 4. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Government / Politics

Election 2018: San Benito County Supervisor District 4

Incumbent candidate Jerry Muenzer and Hollister City Councilman Jim Gillio still in the running.

As Supervisor Robert Rivas departs the county in his run for State Assembly, Peter Hernandez and Pat Loe hope to fill his seat after November. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

Election 2018: San Benito County Supervisor District 3

Former supervisor Pat Loe and business owner/Hollister School District Trustee Peter Hernandez are running for the District 3 seat.

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Government / Politics

OPINION: Medina thanks community for rallying after flood

Newly-seated county supervisor thanks first-responders, agencies and volunteers that have offered assistance

Government / Politics

Mark Medina sworn in to first term as supervisor

Superior Court Judge Steven Sanders swears in Medina to serve his first term on the Board of Supervisors, taking the place of Margie Barrios


Business / Economy

Newly-elected supervisor wants to attack issues on Day 1

Mark T. Medina believes his business background is what is needed to make county government work better


Government / Politics

Despite Opposition, Supes Vote to Buy Building for Homeless Shelter

County supervisors vote 4-1 to pass resolution to purchase San Felipe Road building for homeless shelter

JC Roddy spoke during the public comments portion of supervisors meeting.


Public comments sway supervisors in decision to reconsider medical marijuana ordinance

After public comments, supervisors vote 4-1 to take fresh look at a proposed marijuana ordinance