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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Sam Farr to San Benito—Stay poor my friends

Marty Richman writes that San Benito County needs more revenue to support its residents; without it the county will just become a sleepy backwater and pocket of poverty.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation to award several new scholarships

Applications must be submitted by April 1.

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Nonprofits

Emergency rent and utility assistance available through Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Monterey

Funding will assist approximately four to six households with rent assistance and 18-20 households with utilities.

Kathy Schipper and Heidi Connor at Schipper Design explain the Creatives for Community grant to the BenitoLink board of directors. Photo by Jessica Willis.

Nonprofits

Great ideas merit great design

Fourth annual Schipper Design grant program empowers the community through design.

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas. File photo.

Government / Politics

Assemblyman Rivas introduces bill to increase access to rural broadband

Additional legislation aimed at improving e-consult services and electronic court filings.

Santino Leahy, Angelo Hillstock and Kayla Salazar received the highest marks and moved to the final round where they each recited a second poem. Photo by Kaitlyn Fontaine.

Art & Culture

Local Poetry Out Loud competition sends student to state finals

Kayla Salazar will represent San Benito County in Sacramento in March.