San Benito County, CA

San Benito High School’s name officially changed to Hollister High School

HOLLISTER, Calif. (KION-TV)-- During last night's Board of Trustees meeting a vote was cast to officially change San Benito High School to Hollister High School. The school was established in 1875 so the change comes after 147 years. Constant confusion was had because the school was located in Hollister but was named after the county. The post San Benito High School’s name officially changed to Hollister High School appeared first on KION546.
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County accepts new park from Anderson Homes

The new 5-acre Santana Ranch Park, located between Santana Ranch Street and Fairview Road, includes playgrounds for two different age groups, benches and picnic tables, a large grassy area, a baseball field, basketball half court and restrooms, has remained closed to the public for over three months while waiting for an electrical switch box coming from Texas. That will change soon.
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Hollister High student competing in national rodeo

This article was written by BenitoLink intern Eden De Alba. Editor’s note: This article was updated to correct the name of the high school. The previous version referred to it as San Benito High School but the Board of Trustees changed the name to Hollister High School on June 28.

Letter to the editor: Thanks, San Benito County voters!

On behalf of 80-plus volunteers from our grassroots group, Campaign to Protect San Benito, we’d like to send a huge “THANK YOU!” to the voters of San Benito County. With your help, we were able to collect 4,092 petition signatures and put our citizens’ initiative, Let Voters Decide How San Benito County Grows, on the Nov. 8 ballot.

San Benito High School board to decide name change June 28

San Benito High School District Superintendent Shawn Tennenbaum delivers his superintendent report to the board of trustees during their May 24 meeting. Photo by Sean Roney. On June 28, San Benito High School District trustees are scheduled to consider finalizing a renaming of San Benito High School to Hollister High School. The board meetings, which are not recorded or available online, take place at 7 p.m. at the Davis Library on Monterey Street. The full agenda is available here.

'Save that life' Hollister leaders encouraging others to get Narcan

HOLLISTER, Calif. — The growing opioid crisis on the Central Coast was highlighted Monday night after Hollister police responded to two opioid overdoses in the same night. Fortunately, both people survived after police administered six doses of Narcan, the nasal spray that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

COLUMN: Technology and water use efficiency for agriculture

Stan Pura explains new technologies and methodologies on his farmland. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack. Wind fighter spray nozzle. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack. This Column was contributed by Shawn Novack, water conservation program manager with the Water Resources Association San Benito County. The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliated contributors. BenitoLink invites all community members to share their ideas and opinions. By registering as a BenitoLink user in the top right corner of our home page and agreeing to follow our Terms of Use, you can write counter opinions or share your insights on current issues.

Where 'Safe and Sane' fireworks are allowed on the Central Coast

SALINAS, Calif. — With the Fourth of July holiday right around the corner, booths that sell "Safe and Sane" fireworks can open for business on Tuesday. According to the state fire marshal, fireworks can be sold from noon Tuesday until noon on July 6, unless a city adopts a more restrictive ordinance.

San Benito County students receive over $340K in scholarships

Scholarship winners being honored at the Latino Generation Scholarship Program award ceremony. Photo by Juliana Luna. This article was written by BenitoLink intern Juliana Luna. Before the school year ended, 151 students in San Benito County’s Class of 2022 were awarded scholarships totaling $341,750. In all, 344 scholarships were disbursed...

Photos: Action at the rodeo

The 2022 San Benito County Rodeo took place June 24-26 at Bolado Park Event Center in Tres Pinos. Festivities included bull riding, calf roping and equestrian competitions, along with art and tack vendors, wine and beer tasting, barbecue, live music and more. Free Lance photographer Juan Reyes was at the...

Montie Bryan

Longtime San Benito County resident Montie “Butch” Bryan passed away at his Hollister residence on June 24, 2022 at the age of 80 years. Full obituary and service information to follow.

Warm Start to the Work Week

The thunderstorms and overcast skies of early this past week are now a distant memory. We're now seeing hot and dry conditions inland under clear skies, which will be the theme for the first couple days of the work week. The coast, on the other hand, will have some relief in the form of morning and evening fog that may be dense at times. Dry, northerly winds will be a concern this week and will lend to elevated fire danger throughout the region, but especially for inland hills. Some high clouds will drift through the area mid week, after which we'll see a bit of a cooldown headed into next weekend.

Fourth annual Pride event shows support for LGBTQ+ community

This article was written by BenitoLink intern Eden De Alba. On June 25, the community came together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in downtown Hollister for the San Benito+ 4th Annual Pride event. The event, hosted by the San Benito +- LGBTQ Resource Center, featured seven booths to teach about...
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Heat to Continue Monday Mostly Inland, South

While the heat is expected to continue through Monday, forecasters predict most of the Bay Area will be spared the hottest temperatures. The National Weather Service reports that temperatures in the 90s to lower 100s will be isolated far inland and south to the interior portions of the Salinas Valley and San Benito County.

Eat, Drink, Savor: Wine tasting and music return to Guerra Winery

Following their May 3 reopening and first amphitheater concert of the year on June 18, Guerra Family Cellars is entering summer with a renewed energy—and some really great new wines—at one of the most beautiful settings in San Benito County. “We had a decent season last year,” said...

80-year-old cowboy competing in rodeo for 71st time

From his firm handshake to his strong and confident manner with horses, you would never guess that Bob Pivetti is going to be 81 years old next month. You would be less likely to guess that Pivetti will be competing in the upcoming San Benito County Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo for the 70th time in a row.