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COMMUNITY OPINION: The voters have spoken

Frank Barragan writes that the Board of Supervisors should respect the will of the voters in regards to Measure N and Strada Verde.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Mass vaccinations in San Benito County

John Bessa writes that San Benito High School should be considered as a location for mass vaccinations.

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COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victims of gangsters or gangsters as victims? Chapter 3

In this third installment, Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about what he sees as top concerns related to Hispanic criminal street gangs.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Business climate must change in 2021

Pinnacle Strategy President Victor Gomez writes that as coronavirus cases surge, California leaders are failing small businesses and local job creators.

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COLUMN: Imploring residents to stay home for New Year

District 2 Supervisor-elect Kollin Kosmicki writes that science and facts dictate that gathering for a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day celebration is a serious risk for individuals and the community as a whole. 

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Teach me to fish

Resident Randy Logue writes about using COVID-19 data to calculate statistics and help people make informed decisions.

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COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victims of gangsters or gangsters as victims? Chapter 2

In this second installment, Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about how and why Hispanic criminal street gangs have proliferated in the region.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Guilty until proven innocent

Resident Randy Logue writes about COVID-19 and San Benito County's move back to the purple tier.

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COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Victim of gangsters or gangsters as victims?

Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes the first in a series of columns about the evolution of Hispanic criminal street gangs in California. Taylor has spent the majority of his career in gang enforcement, disruption and intervention.

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COMMENTARY: Congrats to San Benito voters for their No on Measure N votes

Brian Schmidt with Green Foothills congratulates voters and draws parallels between the defeat of Strada Verde and the 2018 defeat of Measure B in San Jose.

Proposed Strada Verde project site. Photo by Alexii of the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band and provided by Mary Hsia-Coron.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Warning against Strada Verde developer

Preserve Our Rural Communities Secretary Mary Hsia-Coron writes about receiving a warning letter about Newport Pacific Land Company and their involvement with a Reno residential development.

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: First and foremost, we are Americans

Supervisor Mark Medina writes that regardless of what party, candidate, propositions or measures are victorious on Election Day, he will choose to rise above incivility and work together.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Strange alliances and local politics

Mark Jeffers writes about observations he's made regarding local political contests.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Frivolous Yes on N claims dismissed

Concerned Citizens of San Benito County chairman Frank Barragan writes that he has been the victim of false accusations by an opposing group.

Diagram from Strada Verde Town Hall presentation. Photo from Measure N Online Town Hall on YouTube

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COMMENTARY: Yes on N is a Golden Opportunity for Job Growth

Residents says Strada Verde Innovation Park is an opportunity not to be missed.