County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Leslie David.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Clerk-Recorder offices to remain open during holiday season

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes why the offices are only closed on Dec. 24 and 31.

Supervisorial Districts. Image courtesy of county website.

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COLUMN: What is redistricting and why is it Important?

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes about the importance of community involvement in the supervisorial redistricting process.

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COLUMN: Home ownership and keeping the American dream alive

Francisco Diaz writes about the self-help housing development and how that will make homeownership a reality for 24 families.

Francisco Diaz at a Mexican polling location. Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

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COLUMN: Volunteering as an observer in Mexico’s elections

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes that Mexico has a 'nearly identical' election process than the United States.

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COLUMN: Unforgettable wine tasting experience in San Benito County

Francisco Diaz writes about his experience wine tasting at Eden Rift.

San Juan Bautista. Photo by Jake Medina.

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COLUMN: Pleasures of small town living

Francisco Diaz writes about the joy of living in San Juan Bautista.

Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

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COLUMN: Hiking at Fremont Peak

Francisco Diaz writes about heading up a local hiking trail with his mother.

EL Rey Del Taco food truck. Photo courtesy of Francisco Diaz.

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COLUMN: Reasons to love food trucks

Francisco Diaz writes about taking a drive while hungry and the food he found.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Reflection on what to be thankful for amid the pandemic

Francisco Diaz reflects on spending time with his parents.