Marty Richman. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Marty Richman will be greatly missed

Bob Tiffany writes that Richman's passing is 'an enormous loss for our community.'

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log—Policing by Consent

SBC Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor writes that there has been an effort in the last few decades to get back to community policing and development of public trust.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: An open letter to the community and Board of Supervisors

Aromas resident Laura Stampleman shares her thoughts about the economic and physical health/wellbeing of San Benito County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Coronavirus tests our spirit

Wayne Norton writes that a public health emergency requires all county residents to exemplify values of selflessness, generosity, and deep concern for friends and neighbors.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A vote for Yes on K

San Benito County Business Council President Bob Tiffany writes in support of Measure K.

John Freeman. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Who really cares about economic prosperity in San Benito County?

District 2 supervisor candidate John Freeman writes about a new land-use initiative.

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Community Opinions

COLUMN: At the end of the day…

District 2 supervisor candidate Valerie Egland writes that campaigning and commitment reveal people all look at San Benito County from points of view that stem from various depths of experience and longevity.

Pinnacles National Park. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: It’s time to rename all of 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway

District 2 supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should rename all of Highway 25 as Pinnacles National Park Highway, and proposes the county start branding itself as "Home of Pinnacles National Park."

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Captain’s Log with SBC Sheriff Captain Taylor

Taylor writes that his column is an effort to bring clarity to the role of law enforcement in our communities of Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: View on Measure K

Marla Anderson writes that the county's General Plan needs to be redone.

John Freeman during the San Benito County Chamber of Commerce 2020 election forum. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: San Benito County can have its cake, and eat it too

District 2 supervisor candidate John Freeman writes that by applying open space easement to Highway 101 nodes, San Benito County can have both its needed commercial development and the rural open space it desires to maintain.

Group photo from Dr. Sharma's office: Vanessa Garcia, Linda Rodriguez, Cecelia Vasquez, Dr. Sharma and Henry Vinokurov. Photo by Leslie David.

Public Letter

PUBLIC LETTER: Dr. Sharma moves services to San Benito Health Foundation

Previously operated as San Benito County EyeCare since 1989 in Hollister and 2002 in Los Banos.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Sam Farr to San Benito—Stay poor my friends

Marty Richman writes that San Benito County needs more revenue to support its residents; without it the county will just become a sleepy backwater and pocket of poverty.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Enough is enough, San Benito High School

Barbara Taddeo writes that her property taxes went up $200 a month after the last bonds passed.

Partygoers. Photo provided by Debbie Rey.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Long time county resident celebrates big 90

A group of people surprised George in Fallon, NV, where he currently resides.