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Santa at the Library Photo courtesy San Benito County Free Library

Santa at the SBC Free Library in Hollister

Santa comes to San Benito County Free Library on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 14

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San Juan School top readers from each class with their teachers. Photos courtesy of Krystal Lomanto

Local Elementary School Students Read over 6 Million Words

Students across the county were challenged to collectively read 3 million words over the summer by the SBCOE. Together, they crushed that challenge.

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Vina and Mike Statua stand outside their new store Mission Hardware at 507 Third St. in San Juan Bautista.

New hardware store opens in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista couple opens new hardware store in town

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San Juan Bautista residents speak out on proposed cannabis ordinance

San Juan Bautista residents speak out on cannabis

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Iraq Veteran, Felipe Galvan of San Juan Bautista. Photos by SBHS sophomore, Davina Espinoza.

Iraq Veteran's Greatest Accomplishment

Iraq war veteran, Felipe Galvan, explains to SBHS students his military service as his greatest accomplishment

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According to online descriptions, Dabo's financial services are geared to older, retired clients and those near retirement.

Dabo now target of criminal probe in trust fund rip-off

After a civil trial found him liable for more than $1.74 million, Hollister police have opened a probe into whether San Benito County Board of Education President Mitch Dabo committed a crime when he took funds left to a charity

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Update on Transportation Planning in the San Benito Region

Draft long-range regional transportation plan now available for comment. Meetings allowing public comment are scheduled for January.

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Jung Choi (left)  and Sang Ji were arrested and booked in the San Benito County Jail on suspicion of murder and conspiracy to commit murder

Pair Arrested on Suspicion of Murder and conspiracy to Commit Murder

San Benito County Sheriff's seek information on case.

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American Armory pistol on display.  Photo by Julie Finigan Morris

Hollister police seek former gun store owner

Gun store, American Armory was open in Hollister from January to August.

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Rozas House in San Juan Bautista, was built in 1856

Historic buildings will soon share their past in San Juan Bautista

San Juan Bautista Historic Resources Board OK's putting plaques on historic buildings

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San Benito High School   (BenitoLink file photo)

SBHS to hold public hearing on trustee districts plan

The Dec. 13 hearing is the next step in the process for the district to formulate trustee districts for its school board

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The dog park is in need of a new irrigation system and a means for getting rid of gophers and squirrels. Photos by John Chadwell.

Hollister Council News Roundup: $150k for Dog Park, Bonnie View Road Protest, Interactive Art Parks

Hollister City Council balks at $150,000 for dog park. Residents along Bonnie View Road voice opposition to road opening, and street artist asks city to consider interactive art parks.

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Pledge of Champions is made of individuals like you

Community members let us know that they appreciate what BenitoLink brings to the community.

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8 Balers earn all-league honors

Five players from the offense and two defenders earn recognition; one player named to sportsmanship team

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Coffee with a Cop comes to Hollister

Hollister-Gilroy CHP invites community members to an open conversation about increased traffic on local roadways and other topics of interest.

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When and if it is re-opened, Clear Creek National Recreation Area will provide over 75k of recreation area. Photo courtesy of Google Earth.

Opening of Clear Creek remains distant possibility

The congressional bill to reopen Clear Creek Management Area after being closed nearly 10 years still has a year before having to be resubmitted.

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The VAPAA building is near completion and will be ready for classes next semester. Photos from the SBHS board construction update presentation

SBHS Trustees get a Campus Construction Update

SBHS board of trustees gather to discuss the construction updates taking place on campus. They also approve new courses.

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Sheriff's Dept. provides report on Purple Cross RX burglary

San Benito County Sheriff's Office sent out a news release with more detail on the recent burglary at Purple Cross RX in Hollister

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More mature Condor in Flight Photo by Gavin Emmonds, Courtesy of National Park Service

Two young condors added at Pinnacles

Two young condors, a male and a female, join others at Pinnacles National Park. A group of condors is collectively known as a "condo" or a "scarcity" of condors, according to WhatBird.com.

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Work in repairing two breaks in the levees will take about two weeks. Photos by John Chadwell

Levee repairs begin; will take two weeks to complete

Almost 11 months after January floods, work begins repairing two breaks in levees at a cost of over $500,000 from General Fund.

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