politics

Robert and Christen Rivas. Photo submitted.

OPINION Robert Rivas: The Integrity and Heart We Need in Sacramento

Your voice will matter to Robert Rivas. I know firsthand, it's truly his character to listen and consider all sides. He will be unrelenting in his work to represent Assembly District 30.

read more

OPINION: Politics ain’t beanbag, but we deserve a new act

Supervisor Botelho needs to put some originality into his role as attack-dog. This shtick is worn out.

read more

2018 Primary Election: Treasurer-Tax Collecter-Public Administrator

Both candidates for country treasurer have extensive experience in accounting and finance, and have hopes of improving communications between the county and local school districts.

read more

(Left to Right) City Clerk Christine Black, Assemblymember Anna Caballero, Hollister Councilmember Mickie Luna. Photos provided by the Office of Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero

Assemblymember Anna Caballero Hosts Open House for Hollister Satellite Office

Caballero also recognized Councilmember Mickie Luna and City Clerk Christine Black for their contributions to the community.

read more

Kathy Ruiz, Leon Panetta (who was then Pres. Clinton's Chief of Staff) and Tony Ruiz in Monterey County, April 1995. Photo courtesy Kathy Ruiz

The legacy of Tony Ruiz

Friends remember the late teacher and political actor in San Benito County

read more

Candidates and Measures for June 2018 Primary Election

With the nomination deadline closed here are the candidates for the 2018 primary election. ​It should be noted that this is not a complete and final list.

read more

Bernosky talks to elementary school students

HSD Board Member Rob Bernosky announces candidacy for Supervisor Dist. 4

The district covers a large area including Cielo Vista, Union Heights, Ridgemark in Hollister and all the way to outlying communities of New Idria and Bitterwater.

read more

Tom Habashi, CEO of Monterey Bay Community Power, stands next to a poster about the agency in Watsonville.

Updated: Monterey Bay Community Power charges ahead

Monterey Bay Community Power will take over buying electricity from PG&E soon for the Tri-County area

read more

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

read more

Get election results on BenitoLink

The county elections office will start releasing results at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday. Check in with us throughout the evening and in the days after the election for updates

read more

COMMENTARY: Is the system Rigged? Of course it is

The key questions are, who rigged it and why?

read more

Sales tax extension a topic at 'Use Your Voice' Forum

Measure W would extend by 20 years the one cent Hollister sales tax used to help fund public services

read more

'Use Your Voice' forum brings political candidates together to discuss wide range of topics

Candidates for Congress, State Assembly, San Benito Health Care District and Gavilan Board of Trustees debate at election forum hosted by BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau

read more

Congressional candidate Panetta speaks to summer school students

Government students -- many the children of migrant workers -- hear from and question Democratic candidate

read more

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

read more

400 Block has been slated for redevelopment since the aftermath of the '89 quake

After the buildings came down following the Loma Pieta earthquake, the intent of the city has been to eventually redevelop the 400 Block

read more

Jimmy Panetta wins majority of the vote in race for open Congress seat

Democratic county prosecutor will face Republican Casey Lucius in the November general election, having earned 50,000 more votes than his closest competitor

read more

Anna Caballero leads in race for open State Assembly seat

Former Salinas mayor has the most votes, but less than 50 percent; expected to face Cervantez-Alejo in November primary election

read more

COMMENTARY: How to Prevent a Cyber Attack and Protect Our Privacy

Two recent Congressional bills would force private tech companies, like Apple, to allow a back-door for law enforcement to assist after a crime. This is a reactive policy rather than being proactive about our cyber security and our personal privacy.

read more

Farm Bureau President Pat Wirz explained the format of the forum.

BenitoLink and Farm Bureau hold first public forum for primary candidates

Forum packs Hollister City Hall as candidates address issues for potential constituents

read more