At 40 feet high, the Hollister Fire Department's new training tower will offer extensive training capabilities. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Fire Department gets new training tower

Firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel will get hands-on experience without having to leave San Benito County.

Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Business / Economy

San Benito County Workforce Development Board offers new job website

New site highlights workforce services like on the job training, youth employment and business support services.

Community Foundation President Gary Byrne and Grants/Projects Manager Salina Chacon receive check from the Teichert Foundation. Photo provided by the Community Foundation for San Benito County.


Community Foundation receives grant for nonprofit education

Teichert Foundation awards $5,000 to address areas of need.

Speakers from ABC News, Austin-American Statesman and Pro Publica share their experiences of covering government with the audience. Photo by Noe Magaña.


BenitoLink reporter attends two journalism conferences in Houston

Gatherings highlight investigative reporting and nonprofit news organizations.


Government / Politics

Elected officials attend LULAC ethics certification workshop

Conflicts of interest and reporting of gifts among the topics.

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San Benito Lifestyle

Registration open for Gavilan’s Fall classes in San Benito County

A variety of class locations will be available in Hollister and San Juan Bautista

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Business / Economy

Gavilan College garners funding to develop new career programs

Money will help fund new programs in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and hospitality, along with a pilot project in phlebotomy

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Police / Fire

CERT offering weather spotter, basic training courses

Spotters are sought to identify and describe severe, local storms. Separate, basic training course designed to help locals handle emergency situations

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Mental health first aid training available

The course can help a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis

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Learn the skills to save a life

Two-day workshop to provide free training about helping people avoid suicide


Police / Fire

First-responders train for worst-case scenario at air show

Annual training was combined with air show-specific drills and information Wednesday

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San Benito Lifestyle

Register now for Spring and Winter classes at Gavilan College

Classes offered in Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill and online.

Learn about careers in Water at Gavilan College

FREE information sessions on career training programs at Gavilan College Community Education

This fall Gavilan College Community Education is hosting FREE information sessions on exciting career training programs in Water Careers, Basic Bookkeeping, Pharmacy Technician and Veterinary Assistant.

County assistance forEmployees Laid-off by local businesses

County Assistance for Employees Who Were Laid-off!

Help for Laid-off Employees