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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.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Lessons from the fire

Mary Zanger shares her thoughts on recent fires in the region.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Term limits, a robust community conversation

City Council candidate Tim Burns writes that strong arguments could made for and against term limits, which is precisely why a conversation is needed.

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.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Treatment of local skilled nursing facility residents is appalling

Noreen Martin writes that she's grown impatient with the lack of leadership from the hospital board, CEO and interim health officer to re-open the hospital and skilled nursing facilities.

Thousands of cans wait to be filled with processed tomatoes the morning of Aug. 6. Photo by John Chadwell.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: About Neil Jones Food Company

Natasha Wist writes about the tomato cannery in Hollister.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Hwy 25 traffic

David Redman writes that the line of cars to get onto 25 from the 101 interchange is now 100 cars deep every day.

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Code of Conduct

Hollister Council candidate Tim Burns writes that it's time to adopt a code of ethics and conduct for elected and appointed officials in the city.

Jose Martinez-Saldaña. Photo provided.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Time to remove school resource officers from our schools

Jose Martinez-Saldaña writes that the myth of violence at schools has long been used as a justification to place police officers in school settings.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

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COLUMN: Tourism efforts are key to economic vitality in county

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that enhanced tourism efforts should be at the forefront of economic development in San Benito County.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Politics of Fear clouds the issue

District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton writes about staying focused on attracting local jobs and rebuilding the economy rather than the politics of fear.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A tale of two initiatives

San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future co-founder Mia Casey writes that there have been false arguments made about the proposed Strada Verde autonomous vehicle facility.

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COMMENTARY: Questions answered about Betabel

Creator Rider McDowell responds to questions about the project off Highway 101.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Ignoring COVID-19 is dangerous for all

Terry Butler writes that we will be able to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus if everyone complies with health orders, but that seems like a big if nowadays due to the varying reactions of the citizenry to the restrictions required.