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Storms Delay Hollister Self-Housing Project


It’s been just over a year since 12 families first began learning how to build their own homes during the first stage of the Riverview Estates project in Hollister.

Supreme Court Upholds California Ban on Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products


SCOTUS rejected a last-minute plea from the tobacco industry and cleared the way for enforcement of a statewide ban that includes menthol cigarettes.

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San Juan Elementary graduates its first Guitars Not Guns class

The first graduating class and instructors of the Guitars Not Guns program at San Juan Elementary ended their final lesson on March 8 with a rousing version of Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya” in front of proud parents and assorted dignitaries. After …

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Gabilan Chapter Seneca seeks a children’s therapist for Hollister clinic

A small name change has brought greater continuity of care for San Benito County as the Gabilan chapter of the Kinship Center transitioned into the Gabilan Chapter Seneca, part of the Seneca Family of Agencies.  And while the name change …

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Gilroy Gardens opens March 25 with new event

The 2023 season at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will get off to a colorful start in March with a new event: the Fantastical Flowers Spring Celebration. This two-month event will feature brightly colored blossoms, larger-than-life silk sculptures, and floral-themed …

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School district may relocate academy

This article was written by BenitoLink intern Alexis Castro Juarez The Hollister School District is considering moving the Accelerated Achievement Academy from the Calaveras Elementary School site to Marguerite Maze Middle School where more space is available.  According to the …

Image caption: Migrants wait in line while California border activists organize the group to enter the U.S. and seek asylum through the Chaparral entryway in Tijuana, Mexico on Dec. 22, 2022.
Border Scramble

The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.

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Fair success

The 99th San Benito County Fair is in the books, after crowds spent the weekend enjoying rides, kids’ activities, live musical and cultural performances, plenty of food and a celebration of the county’s agricultural heritage. As always, one of the …

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Deputy joins Spring Grove as School Resource Officer

San Benito County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Cedeno began his new role as the Spring Grove School Resource Officer on Aug. 11. The position consists primarily of security and education, and not disciplinary action, according to the sheriff’s office. After the …

Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

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Youth Alliance fundraiser celebrates young leaders

Youth Alliance will celebrate young leaders from the community during the Youth Rising event on Sept. 15 at 6:30pm. This fundraising event is dedicated to spotlighting the youth in the organization’s programs as they work to make a difference in …

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Youth competition makes a splash in Hollister

San Benito Aquatics and Hollister High School hosted more than 650 swimmers from throughout northern California and Nevada this past weekend for the 2022 Pacific Swimming Summer Junior Olympics.  The competition took place at the school’s swimming facilities July 8-10. …

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