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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Hwy 25 traffic

David Redman writes that the line of cars to get onto 25 from the 101 interchange is now 100 cars deep every day.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Code of Conduct

Hollister Council candidate Tim Burns writes that it's time to adopt a code of ethics and conduct for elected and appointed officials in the city.

Jose Martinez-Saldaña. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Time to remove school resource officers from our schools

Jose Martinez-Saldaña writes that the myth of violence at schools has long been used as a justification to place police officers in school settings.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Tourism efforts are key to economic vitality in county

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that enhanced tourism efforts should be at the forefront of economic development in San Benito County.

Image provided by Wayne Norton.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Politics of Fear clouds the issue

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes about staying focused on attracting local jobs and rebuilding the economy rather than the politics of fear.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A tale of two initiatives

San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future co-founder Mia Casey writes that there have been false arguments made about the proposed Strada Verde autonomous vehicle facility.

Rider McDowell. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Questions answered about Betabel

Creator Rider McDowell responds to questions about the project off Highway 101.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Ignoring COVID-19 is dangerous for all

Terry Butler writes that we will be able to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus if everyone complies with health orders, but that seems like a big if nowadays due to the varying reactions of the citizenry to the restrictions required.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Gavilan Board President speaks about fiscal management

Rachel Perez writes that though the college is in a tough spot financially, they are working on closing the deficit.

Hollister District 1 Councilwoman Carol Lenoir. File photo by John Chadwell.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Support for businesses downtown after recent fire

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes in response to the recent fire in her district.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why our kids must go back to school in person

Randy Logue writes that it is critical that students return to school this fall, or they may never go back to school again.

A map is shown from the General Plan laying out the 16 nodes that are intended for commercial development. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Suspending growth initiative campaign was right move

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about the initiative's upside and why he urged Preserve Our Rural Communities to suspend the campaign after the pandemic struck.

Gavilan College Superintendent and President Kathleen Rose. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Reflections and Renewal—the Way Forward

Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose writes about the past school year and looks ahead to the future.

Betabel Project Drawing, from R. McDowell. Provided by Mia Casey.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The Betabel Project: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future co-founder Mia Casey writes about a virtual town hall put on by Betabel Project owner Rider McDowell.

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Gavilan College’s deficits are a result of overspending

Steve Kinsella writes that residents need to demand accountability and transparency from the Gavilan College trustees.