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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: LGBTQ individuals represent all races, all cultures, all religions and all nations

Lauretta Avina writes that LGBTQ individuals have had to hide who they are and that it's time to embrace them.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The landfill expansion is not a good idea

Resident Gary Cameron writes that trucks going to the landfill damage the roads and impact residents' quality of life.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Big mistake by Hollister mayor and City Council

Randy Logue writes about why raising the LGBTQ flag at Hollister City Hall will further divide society.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Pleasures of small town living

Francisco Diaz writes about the joy of living in San Juan Bautista.

Drivers wait in line for COVID-19 vaccines at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Steve Hannah, CEO, said people who have been vaccinated outside have not had to pay for the service so far. Photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Vaccine race against variants

Mary Zanger writes about learning of how the COVID-19 vaccines also protect against variants.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Don’t let COVID tyranny go unpunished

Randy Logue writes about the overreach of government during the pandemic.

LGBTQ+ Flag Raising at City Hall in 2020. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: Response to Hollister City Council’s disapproval of raising the LGBTQ+ Pride flag

San Benito High School student writes about how raising the flag at City Hall would signify 'acceptance and support for the LGBTQ+ community.'

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: On Strada Verde

Mary Zanger writes that the proposed autonomous vehicle facility is like a difficult neighbor.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Don’t let up now

Randy Logue writes to keep the pressure on elected and appointed officials for their response to the pandemic.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Hiking at Fremont Peak

Francisco Diaz writes about heading up a local hiking trail with his mother.

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Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: United for our students

Hollister Elementary School Teachers Association President Angela Hagins writes that HSD teachers have decided not to renegotiate their agreement with the district for the sake of their students.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: San Benito Health Foundation vs San Benito County Health Department

Mary Zanger writes that the community needs both health organizations during the pandemic.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: If our current situation was a professional football team

Randy Logue uses a sports analogy to look back at the last year of the pandemic.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Landfill expansion is a bad idea

John Bessa writes that there are consequences in allowing the John Smith Road Landfill expansion.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: The voters made their decision, we must follow it and learn from it

Daniel Camacho writes that the SBC Board of Supervisors should not consider the Strada Verde project any further.