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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.

Commentary

Searching the sky: The moon is submerged by a shadow

David Baumgartner writes about the lunar eclipse happening this month.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: May is Water Awareness Month

Shawn Novack writes about resources available for residents to make their irrigation system efficient.

Image provided by Hollister Elementary School Teachers Association.

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.

Dorothy "Dot" Lemos one year into the lockdown at Mabie skilled nursing facility. Photo provided by Gae Miguel.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: One year since lockdown at Mabie nursing facility

Gae Miguel writes about her mom's experience at the Mabie skilled nursing facility during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebecca Salinas tutoring at the San Benito County Free Library. File Photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: The incredible Rebecca Salinas

Natalya Gallion writes about Rebecca Salinas, who after 35 years in education still found time to teach English as a second language at the San Benito County Free Library.

San Benito Health Foundation. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: SJB Rotary supports San Benito Health Foundation COVID vaccination program

SJB Rotary board member Vicki Morris writes that the club is proud of its contributions to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting and volunteering with the health foundation.

San Benito Health Foundation. File photo.

Commentary

Public Letter: SB Health Foundation responds to allegations of unauthorized vaccine administration

Jorge Terrones with SBHF writes that the foundation has been unfairly suspended from weekly COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

Stadium at San Benito High School. Photo by Julia Hicks.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Mass vaccinations in San Benito County

John Bessa writes that San Benito High School should be considered as a location for mass vaccinations.

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Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Congrats to San Benito voters for their No on Measure N votes

Brian Schmidt with Green Foothills congratulates voters and draws parallels between the defeat of Strada Verde and the 2018 defeat of Measure B in San Jose.

Photo provided by Supervisor Mark Medina.

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 Opinions

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.

Diagram from Strada Verde Town Hall presentation. Photo from Measure N Online Town Hall on YouTube

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Yes on N is a Golden Opportunity for Job Growth

Residents says Strada Verde Innovation Park is an opportunity not to be missed.

Image provided by Angela Hagins.

Community Opinions

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 Opinions

Lawsuit Abuse Awareness Week

SBC Chamber of Commerce writes that unnecessary litigation caused by COVID-19, Prop 65 and the Private Attorneys General Act will have lasting impacts on small businesses in California.

Photo provided by Bill Lee.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Food security, politics and the well-being of our community

Martha's Kitchen Executive Director Bill Lee writes an open letter to San Benito residents about handing out meals and helping others.

Rider McDowell. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Questions answered about Betabel

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

Gavilan College campus in Gilroy. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Gavilan Board President speaks about fiscal management

Rachel Perez writes that though the college is in a tough spot financially, they are working on closing the deficit.

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

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Support for businesses downtown after recent fire

Hollister Councilwoman Carol Lenoir writes in response to the recent fire in her district.

Gavilan College Superintendent and President Kathleen Rose. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Reflections and Renewal—the Way Forward

Superintendent/President Kathleen Rose writes about the past school year and looks ahead to the future.

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