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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Pizza for Paws fundraiser to benefit Pet Friends

The fundraiser takes place Sunday, August 26 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Hacienda de Léal outdoor courtyard in San Juan Bautista.

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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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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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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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Volunteers from the Central Coast Chapter are among the Red Cross responders who have established a number of shelters in Lake and Mendocino Counties because of the recent wildfires there. Jordan Innes, 8, pictured, is glad that he can be with his pet while he is staying in one of the shelters. Photo courtesy of Virginia Becker.

American Red Cross Central Coast elects new officers, welcomes new board members

The Board of Directors of the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will be led by a number of new officers during the 2018-19 year. The board has also welcomed two new members.

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Every Week our reporter get together to discuss story ideas. Photo by Leslie David.

Get to know the BenitoLink team

We have been able to grow our team thanks to your continued support. BenitoLink is your own community-based news, here to serve your interests and informational needs.

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Bennie Benitoite explores the road to the St. Francis Retreat! Photo provided.

Un Pequeno Paseo - A Little Walk

Community walks, Un Pequeno Paseo/ A Little Walk, and the Adventure Parks Challenge continue through the summer thanks in part to the Community Foundation for San Benito County Community Impact Grant.

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Beds at the HOME Resource Center, the region's homeless shelter on San Felipe Road in Hollister. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

More planned for H.O.M.E. Resource Center in Hollister

The county has secured a near $5 million grant for Phase Two of the homeless shelter.

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Hundreds of kids attend San Benito County Free Library's Summer Reading Program

The San Benito County Free Library hosted an engaging free summer program with over 400 kids in attendance

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Andres Rodriguez at the LULAC National Convention in Phoenix, AZ 2018. Photo provided by LULAC.

Hollister native elected Vice President to National LULAC Board

His platform includes leading the young adult membership by embracing new opportunities to organize students throughout the country in efforts to increase civic engagement.

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Our posh members of the Ascot Gavotte. Photo provided.

My Fair Lady closes this weekend, and with it so do summer shows at the Granada Theater

This story is dedicated to the journey it takes San Benito Stage Company to put on a show for the community.

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One-hundred and thirty-two people attended Sunday's Farm-To-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo by Becky Bonner.

Farm-to-Table benefit supports art and agriculture

Courses for the evening were prepared by Mike Fisher of Fisher's and Becky Herbert of Farmhouse Café, and featured wines from Aromas Cellars. All food served was prepared from locally sourced ingredients, including produce, chicken, and duck eggs.

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Outside the Community Foodbank. Photo by Nicholas Preciado.

Community FoodBank receives Community Foundation grant

The Community Foundation's continuing support is appreciated.

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Prayer Run from San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon takes off. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

Prayer Run and Storytelling Celebrate Indigenous Culture

Indigenous and nonindigenous people run from Mission San Juan Bautista to Indian Canyon. A fundraising storytelling event followed at Indian Canyon.

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Our team of reporters discussing story ideas at the weekly BenitoLink meeting. Photo by Laura Romero.

BenitoLink receives grant from Community Foundation

The grant will be used to update our website, making it more user-friendly.

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A Red Cross worker installs a smoke alarm. Photo provided.

Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Hollister homes

On Saturday, July 28 the American Red Cross of the Central Coast will install free smoke alarms and provide in-home fire preparedness education as part of a number of home visits in Hollister.

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The Art of Eating: A Farm-to-Table Benefit for the Arts. Photo provided.

San Benito Arts Council to host farm-to-table benefit for the arts

The Arts Council's second annual farm-to-table benefit will highlight food from local producers prepared by local chefs Mike Fisher and Becky Herbert.

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Group photo of non-profits awarded. Photo by Laura Romero

Community Foundation hosts Grant Award Night

Over 30 non-profits came together to celebrate their hard work and their continuous efforts to give back to their community.

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(From left to right) Noelle Clark, Brian Rawson, Mandisa Snodey, Jennifer Colby, Ramona Hill, Rachelle Eagen (Choctaw). Kanyon Coyote Woman Sayers-Roods in front. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

First Friday at Crēdo Studio: Local and Native Foodways

San Juan Bautista event focused on Mutsun Ohlone culture, including food and storytelling.

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