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Elvira Bustillos (left) and Maria Mendez, the 2018 Women of the Year reception honorees. Photo provided by LULAC.

LULAC honors local women for inspiring community

The annual Women in Action reception is scheduled for Saturday, August 25 at Paine's Restaurant in Hollister. Tickets can be purchased online, as none will be sold at the door.

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Facebook donates $1 million to NewsMatch campaign for nonprofit sites like BenitoLink

Despite objections from some INN members, NewsMatch accepts an additional $1 million from Facebook for fundraiser benefitting local, nonprofit news sites.

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Goat Hill Girls performing at the 25th annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival on Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Joshua Miller.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Good Old-Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

Check out photos from Day Two of the music festival held at San Benito County Historical Park.

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Kelly Martin shows boots in the Vaquero Days vendor booth in 2016. File photo

Vaquero Heritage Days in San Juan Bautista celebrates the cowboy and the culture

Event at St. Francis Retreat promotes the history of the vaquero style.

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Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Election 2018: Candidate list and ballot measures for November 6

Some races not on ballot due to lack of necessary number of candidates.

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Jose Antonio Barajas is led into San Benito County Superior Court. Photos by John Chadwell.

Judge grants three-week continuance in Barajas case

Attorney LaForge requested time to prepare defense.

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Image courtesy of Pixabay.

San Benito Stage Company to host second annual Casino Night

Casino-style games, raffle, and silent auction set for annual fundraiser.

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Management Analyst Dolce Alonso went over the various options for supervisors, explaining how much money would be collected for each. Photo by John Chadwell.

Supervisors agree to place business license tax on Nov. 6 ballot

If voters pass the new business license tax in November, it is expected to raise $453,600 annually.

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Courtesy of Youth Alliance.

Youth Alliance honors 2018 Community Change Makers

Youth Alliance is hosting the annual Change Makers event on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Willey Cultural Center in downtown Gilroy beginning at 4:00pm. There will be entertainment, auctions, wine tastings, and a celebration of Change Makers.

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Max Castro works through an algebra problem during the last day of the program. Photo by Noe Magaña.

San Benito County students take part in Graniterock algebra academy

Looking to get ahead of their peers, students attended the Bruce W. Woolpert Algebra Academy. The week-long program was led by regional university professors.

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Browsing vintage jewelry at the antique fair. Photo credit Becky Bonner.

Antique Fair highlights furniture, toys, jewelry, arts and crafts

Locals and visitors enjoy friendly atmosphere of San Juan Bautista while browsing antique furniture, jewelry, and handmade arts and crafts.

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Nash Road crossing busy between classes at San Benito High School. Photo by Joshua Miller.

Practice traffic safety as school starts up

The California Office of Traffic Safety and San Benito County Public Health Services want to remind parents, caregivers and roadway users to be extra cautious around schools.

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Fontanez family (left to right) Marcello, Fredo, Max and Mikey. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Backpacks and love send San Benito kids back to school

Over 2,000 backpacks prepped with school supplies for K-12 students during the annual Stuff the Bus event.

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OES Manager Kevin O'Neill said the normally three-month reimbursement time frame is longer because of fires across California. Photos by John Chadwell.

FEMA slow in reimbursing for flood damages partially because of fires

Kevin O’Neill, manager of Office of Emergency Services, reported the county has eight flood-related projects with a cost of $1.8 million. So far FEMA has reimbursed only $107,500.

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Photo provided by Hollister Hills SVRA.

Hunting for Geocaches at Hollister Hills SVRA

Seventh annual Geocache Bash takes place September 22. A global positioning system device (GPS) is required to participate.

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The weekly News Editorial meeting. (Left to Right) Team members Laura Romero, Carmel de Bertaut, Becky Bonner, Nicholas Preciado, Diviana Navarro, Blaire Strohn, Paul Hersh and John Chadwell. Photo by Leslie David.

BenitoLink receives $28,000 community matching opportunity from NewsMatch!

We are excited to announce that we have been accepted for a $28,000 community matching opportunity from NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign to promote donating to nonprofit newsrooms in local communities.

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Photo of the Beaver Fire in San Benito County in Summer 2018. Photo by Noe Magaña.

California wildfires affecting air quality

San Benito County Public Health Services reminds you to check air quality monitors for up-to-date information.

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The federal jury spent three weeks evaluating the Martinez v. San Benito County case. Photo by Garrick Wong.

County wins lawsuit, Martinez considers filing for mistrial or appeal

After losing her lawsuit against the county, Nancy Martinez told supervisors she isn’t done and plans to continue the fight to decriminalize mental illness in the community.

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Anissa Dizon is running for the ASJUSD school board. Photo provided.

Educator Anissa Dizon runs for seat on Aromas-San Juan Unified School Board

Veteran educator ready to bring her expertise to governing board of her hometown's school district.

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Commercial project to break ground soon at Ridgemark

Commercial developer John Wynn continues to invest in county and plans to begin construction soon on 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space at Ridgemark.

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