Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Kollin Kosmicki announces bid for District 2 supervisor

Longtime local journalist launches campaign, says he's ready to lead.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: An elected official speaks out about the elected

Recent meetings of the Hollister City Council and San Benito County Board of Supervisors have shown a lot of bad behavior by some of our elected. We should look to understand why, and ask participants to do better.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The unaccountability of illegal occupancy

Marty Richman says that while the debate over growth rates drones on, anecdotal evidence and indications of increased illegal occupancies abound.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Grand Jury

This community opinion was contributed by community member Kenneth Kovanda.  The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliated contributors. I served on the Grand Jury for two years and back then our budget was $19,000, but we had to pay rent to use a room at the sheriff’s office that came out of our budget. We

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Good Friday

In this column, Matt Kirkland writes about Good Friday and offers an invitation to a community-wide service.

Well-managed rangelands capture and store precious water, building soil and cooling the earth. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Opinion

COLUMN: Comparing plant-based meat with grassfed beef

In this column, Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef talks about her experience at a panel discussion on cultured meat.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina discusses road repair funds and upcoming transportation projects.

This picture with the steer is from my freshman year at Fresno State. I was actively involved in Fresno State Beef Cattle Show Team where we competed at collegiate jackpot shows throughout the state of California. Photo courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: An insider’s perspective on Cystic Fibrosis

BenitoLink reporter Blaire Strohn increases awareness by sharing her struggle with Cystic Fibrosis.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina writes about a recent board meeting in this latest column.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Area economy is overwhelmingly private and service-providing

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman says good service-providing jobs are an economic necessity.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Community Opinion

COMMENTARY: Self-awareness in a time of distraction

Samantha Slykas to host March 2 self-awareness event for all ages.

Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Let’s Get Back to Hometown California

Hollister Vice Mayor Marty Richman says to welcome new residents, not scapegoat them.

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina speaking at the 2018 Election Forum hosted by BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau, and Youth Alliance. File photo.

Community Opinion

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina talks about what took place during a recent meeting.

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Community Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: The State of Education

Hollister School District trustee Rob Bernosky shares his thoughts on attending Governor budget workshop.

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Community Opinion

COMMENTARY: Tribute for Martha Moses

In this contributed commentary, resident Joan Sattler shares a tribute on her friend Martha Moses.