Commentary

Searching the sky: The moon is submerged by a shadow

David Baumgartner writes about the lunar eclipse happening this month.

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Searching the Sky: Looking for clear skies

David Baumgartner writes about what to look for this month.

Housing being constructed in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

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COLUMN: Numbers bear out need for county housing reform

District 2 Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki announces proposal for annual growth cap on single-family housing, incentives for affordable units.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Captain’s Log—The Politics of Policing

Captain Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about what inspired him to work in law enforcement, and how the job has become increasingly politicized.

Public health staff checked temperatures before vaccinating residents on Jan. 29. Photo by John Chadwell.

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COLUMN: County vaccine rollout moves ahead despite dose shortage

District 2 Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki provides an update on San Benito County's vaccine distribution and a severe limitation of local doses.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

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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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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. 

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

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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.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

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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.

Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

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COLUMN: This election is a referendum on growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that the issue will play a primary role in a multitude of races including mayor, city council, county supervisor and the consideration of Measure N.

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COLUMN: Route selection is big step for 25 expansion, but rail needed too

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about progress on the Highway 25 expansion and encourages further exploration of commuter rail to Gilroy.

Festival in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

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COLUMN: Our foundation for greatness in San Benito County

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about the county's unique set of assets and why the community should set higher standards for growth.

Photo courtesy of Kollin Kosmicki.

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COLUMN: Attaching performance goals to EDC funding is key to success

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes why he supports establishing performance goals for the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County.

San Benito County Sheriff Captain Eric Taylor. Photo provided.

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COLUMN Captain’s Log: How to Save a Life—Chapter 2

Eric Taylor with the SBC Sheriff's Office writes about responding to a recent standoff on Churchill Road.

Company-sponsored park in Neenah, Wisconsin. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

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COLUMN: Business sponsorship program could vastly improve local parks

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should do more to encourage local businesses to sponsor park offerings as a way to help fund improvements.