It’s a common misconception that a physical address is required to cast a ballot. For individuals living in shelters or encampments, California offers several options for participating in local elections.(Sept. 26, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz County Sentinel report
For the first time, members at the California Farm Bureau Annual Meeting will be able to sell goods from their farms and ranches. Called the California Marketplace, this interactive event will be held Dec. 4—one of several new features of the meeting, taking place Dec. 2-7 in Monterey.(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Grapevine Independent report
According to a new report, 29.4% of adults and 12% of children in San Benito County are experiencing food insecurity. The report, presented at the Community Foundation Epicenter, states food assistance in San Benito County has increased during 2019-20.(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
At their monthly meeting on Sept. 20, the San Juan Bautista City Council took a step back on three issues: road repair, a fireworks prohibition and, most significantly, the redrawing of sphere of influence and urban growth boundaries.(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
A housing development nearing approval in June hit a speed bum when density issues were raised by Hollister Planning Commission. If proposed zoning amendments are approved, building could get under way if the City Council approves.(Sept. 20, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
On Aug. 26, the Aromas-San Juan Unified School District Board of Trustees announced that Barbara Dill-Varga had been offered the position of interim superintendent.(Sept. 13, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
The San Benito County Civil Grand Jury released its 2021-2022 Final Report on Sept. 7, which covers its investigations into legal issues that have arisen in the county. The report usually comes out in June but this year it arrived months late, limiting the available time for the 2022-2023 civil grand jury’s work.(Sept. 11, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
News outlet BenitoLink has set the date for its Your Voice—Your Vote General Election Forum. The free, nonpartisan forum is set for Oct. 11 at the Granada Theater, 336 Fifth Street in Hollister.(Sept. 7, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
Ethan Stocks, appointed this summer by the San Juan Aromas School District as the new principal of San Juan School in San Juan Bautista, talks to BenitoLink about his new position.(Sept. 6, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
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