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Congressman Jimmy Panetta. File photo.

Congressman Panetta on proposal for oil and gas drilling on the Central Coast

"I encourage everyone to speak out and participate in this public comment period," Panetta said.

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State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Robert Rivas hosts community chat

State Assemblyman will meet with residents on Saturday, May 11 at Heavenly Bakery.

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Councilman Marty Richman spoke from the podium and challenged Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Councilman Rolan Resendiz on claims of city staff and other council members having conflicts of interest and making back door deals. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister politics turn ugly

Councilman Marty Richman challenges Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and Councilman Rolan Resendiz on accusing staff, fellow council members of conflicts of interest and back door deals.

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Local high school rodeo state finals qualifiers. Photo courtesy of Liz Westrick.

Local rodeo athletes competing at state finals

They’ll be representing San Benito County at two upcoming events. Top athletes move on to nationals.

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BLM Central Coast field office releases final environmental analysis for oil and gas

Planning document analyzes six alternative approaches to oil and gas leasing and development, specifies which lands would be open and the stipulations to be applied to protect resources.

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Letter carriers taking part in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Photo provided.

Letter carriers stamp out hunger

Nation's biggest food drive is Saturday, May 11.

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police arrest one at May 5 DUI checkpoint

With over 600 vehicles screened at Fourth Street and Filice Drive, HPD cited 25 people for driving without a license or with a suspended license.

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Samantha Slykas said her March anti-bullying event could not have succeeded without the help of family, friends and community members. Photo by John Chadwell.

Hollister proclaims May 6 as Samantha Slykas Day

High school student behind anti-bullying event has bigger plans for 2020.

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The Sun Street Centers house on Sixth Street in Hollister. File photo.

Sun Street Centers holds May 9 fundraiser

After a gap year in Medi-Cal funding, staff of local nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment facility take pay cut as they wait for October grant.

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Rethink your drink events encourage residents to make healthy beverage choices

San Benito County Public Health Services invites residents to join statewide pledge to drink water or naturally-sweetened drinks instead of beverages with added sugars.

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Generations of Slash Cross Bucking horses, owned by Elliot and Emily French, at the 2018 San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo. Photo by Blaire Strohn.

San Benito County Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo entries open

Last day to submit application is Friday, June 14.

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MACE President Veronica Lezama addresses attendees at the May 4 fundraiser. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Mexican American Committee on Education holds scholarship fundraiser

Event dedicated to late El Nopal Bakery owner Adolfo Berlanga.

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San Benito Stage Company Summer Camp registration now open

Highlights include dancing, singing and acting. Scholarship opportunities available.

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County Health and Human Services seeks proposals for video production

Request for companies/firms to provide audio and video services for a three to four-minute informational video.

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CHP Officer Chris Miceli stands next to a table set up with informational pamphlets. Photo by Diana Lopez.

Low turnout at parent-teen safe driving event

While San Benito County has the third highest teen driver fatality rate in California due to reckless driving, BenitoLink Junior Journalism reporter Diana Lopez found herself to be the only attendee at a weekend workshop.

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San Benito High School with a Measure U sign out front. Local voters approved the school bond in 2016. File photo by Joshua Miller.

Citizens’ Oversight Committee finds SBHS in good standing with school bonds

Minor cost overrun on Measure G projects was the only concern.

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Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Labor survey finds farmers struggle to hire for on-farm jobs

Over half of participants said they have been unable to hire employees at some point during the last five years.

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Free Comic Book Day at Bill's Bullpen

Thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the May 4 event.

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Delana Lozano, 9, playing bean bag toss at the April 28 El Teatro Campesino Family Day fundraiser. Photo by Noe Magaña.

El Teatro Campesino holds Family Day fundraiser

Attendees enjoy food, music and games to support Artists in Schools program.

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File photo by Joshua Miller.

Police plan DUI checkpoint for Cinco de Mayo

Arrest for driving under the influence could result in jail time, fines, classes and other expenses.

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