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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Healthcare District Explores Merger, Partnership, or Affiliation

The changing face of healthcare and financial realities have led the San Benito Healthcare District to consider its options for the future.

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Government / Politics

OPINION: Supervisors fail to narrow tax options as deadlines loom

When it comes to tough decisions true leaders have to make judgement calls in a timely manner.

Water Project Funding is as Complex as Water Politics

I was looking for a simple answer to questions about water project funding – it turns out there is no such thing.



COMMENTARY: Internet canaries are dying, but government fails to respond

You’ll probably read this on BenitoLink via the Internet, but what happens to your life if the Internet doesn’t work at all?

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Children and Youth

COLUMN: SBC Suicide Rate Relatively Low, But Still Has Great Impact

Marty Richman, county resident and citizen journalist, researches suicide and finds that San Benito County has a very low rate. His column provides statistics and some helpful information.

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OPINION: Should you move if you’re retired?

Moving to stretch your income and assets may be worthwhile, but it requires a lot research and planning and the right place to go.


OPINION: If You’re 40, What’s in Your Future?

You can get some perspective on the future by understanding what was in the past and what is now, but much will be a surprise.

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Government / Politics

OPINION: Make a Difference – Run for Public Office

Win or lose, merely running for public office can give you insight and stir your imagination.

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OPINION: Tax Preparation is Big Business

With CPAs, self-help software, and 38 registered preparers locally, tax preparation is big business

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OPINION: The View from Bonnie View Road

“We don’t bother the county or the city and they don’t bother us”


Government / Politics

Opinion: A Maze: City Staff Fails to Provide Analysis and Public Info

Vehicle leasing maze looks like poor staff work and the details were not provided to the public.

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OPINION: I Must Have Missed the Obnoxious Revolution

Romance and foreplay aren’t necessary when it’s all about power

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OPINION: San Benito County Finances Need a Hand

Responsibility for the county’s continuing revenue problems lie with the Board of Supervisors who have failed to deal with the basic issue.


OPINION: Who should we thank at Thanksgiving?

One of my old columns on Thanksgiving - I believe it's worth repeating

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OPINION: Measure U Redux: U is for Unsatisfactory

Hollister digs up the old, failed, Growth Management plan to become the new failed plan