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Robert Rivas speaks to a community member.

OPINION: The clear choice is  Robert Rivas for Assembly

Aromas knew San Benito County Supervisor Robert Rivas was a champion of protecting the environment, fixing our local roads, building better schools for our children, and proving healthcare for all Californians.

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OPINION: If You’re 40, What’s in Your Future?

You can get some perspective on the future by understanding what was in the past and what is now, but much will be a surprise.

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Column: Goal setting- The smart way to success

A few helpful tips on getting back on track after the holidays.

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OPINION: Make a Difference – Run for Public Office

Win or lose, merely running for public office can give you insight and stir your imagination.

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Rick Rivas (left) and Mark Medina (right) listen to residents about the levees in Lover's Lane area. Photo by John Chadwell

OPINION: Looking Back At 2017

As San Benito County Supervisor for District One, Mark Medina reports to the community on his first year in office.

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OPINION: Tax Preparation is Big Business

With CPAs, self-help software, and 38 registered preparers locally, tax preparation is big business

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Baler Girls' Soccer Hosts Second Annual Alumni Game

Friday, Dec.22, the Baler Girls' Soccer team hosted their annual Alumni Game in Andy Hardin Stadium

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OPINION: The View from Bonnie View Road

“We don’t bother the county or the city and they don’t bother us”

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Opinion: A Maze: City Staff Fails to Provide Analysis and Public Info

Vehicle leasing maze looks like poor staff work and the details were not provided to the public.

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OPINION: I Must Have Missed the Obnoxious Revolution

Romance and foreplay aren’t necessary when it’s all about power

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OPINION: San Benito County Finances Need a Hand

Responsibility for the county’s continuing revenue problems lie with the Board of Supervisors who have failed to deal with the basic issue.

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OPINION: Who should we thank at Thanksgiving?

One of my old columns on Thanksgiving - I believe it's worth repeating

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OPINION: Shot Down Like A Duck On Opening Day Over School Safety Concerns

As a Hollister School District board member, I just want your kids safe at school. 0 drugs and weapons, 0 violent incidents, and 0 injuries. What's wrong with those goals?

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OPINION: Will San Benito County Lose Out in California’s Cannabis Market?

SBC Sheriff's department issued cultivation abatement notices to all 27 commercial cannabis amortization applicants to terminate grow operations in two weeks time. The Board of Supervisors will vote on banning commercial cannabis at its next meeting.

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OPINION: Measure U Redux: U is for Unsatisfactory

Hollister digs up the old, failed, Growth Management plan to become the new failed plan

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OPINION: Nov. 7 vote would pad two annual retirements $8,100 avg.

Supervisors De La Cruz and Botelho would reap huge retirement bumps, almost all at taxpayer expense.

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OPINION: Proposed Supervisors Salaries

Either change the job description for the supervisors in the next elections and give increased salary or give them only cost of living salary now.

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OPINION: Practical embryonic DNA modification is coming and soon

Who should define the ethical limits of DNA manipulation?

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OPINION: The monster within us all

Will future generations be able to control their monsters any better than in the past?

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