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Community Opinions

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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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.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Measure N—recipe for a brighter future

San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future co-founder Mia Casey writes that the proposed Strada Verde project is a positive step forward for San Benito County.

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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.

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: Strada Verde developer makes big promises, but where are the guarantees?

Fallon Greig writes about the project put forth by Newport Pacific Land Company.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A vote against Strada Verde

Shirley Trevino outlines six reasons why she will vote no on Measure N.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Choosing experience, collaboration and creativity for District 2 Supervisor

Beth Roybal writes in support of candidate Wayne Norton.

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COMMENTARY: Conflicted—the distance learning/safety dilemma

Hollister Elementary School Teachers Association President Angela Hagins writes that HSD teachers support the decision to remain on distance learning despite all of the frustrations it brings.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A modern fairy tale

No on Measure N sponsor Mary Zanger writes that the proposed Strada Verde project reminds her of a fairy tale in which San Benito County is Rapunzel, with 'golden hair of pristine water and fertile agricultural land.'

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

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Time for change

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes in support of Sal Mora for mayor.