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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Joel Buckingham says corroboration was present in sexual assault case

Joel Buckingham comments on the need to support and stand by victims of child molestation, and recognize their courage in coming forward.

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Column

COLUMN: Bureau of Reclamation reduces water allocations

Shawn Novack writes that effective April 1, water supply for all Central Valley Project M&I water service contractors was be reduced to public health and safety only.

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Opinion

COMMUNITY OPINION: SBHS should name buildings after most deserving person

Judy Gansen writes that the new vocational building should have been named after Chuck Gansen.

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Opinion

Community Opinion: Growth compares to game of Monopoly

Mary Zanger writes that building a community is not a game.

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Diego Ochoa guided HSD in the right direction

Kim Taylor writes about how the previous superintendent helped bring Hollister School District Special Education Department into compliance.

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: Some dirty questions on potential landfill expansion

Joel Buckingham writes to asks some questions about the proposal to expand the John Smith Landfill.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: “New Day’s Lyric” 

BenitoLink reader Jennifer Coile shares Gorman's poem as 2022 begins.

County Office Building on Fifth Street in Hollister, which houses the San Benito County Elections Office. Photo by Leslie David.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Clerk-Recorder offices to remain open during holiday season

Francisco Diaz, Assistant County Clerk-Recorder, writes why the offices are only closed on Dec. 24 and 31.

Rancho Santana School. Photo courtesy of the Hollister School District.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Rancho Santana School principal reflects on first semester

The Hollister School District writes that the approach to the new school is based on lessons learned from remote online learning.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Taking Advantage of Winter Rain

Shawn Novack writes that although we've received some rain, California will need 140% of its normal rainfall amounts to fill-up groundwater basins and reservoirs.

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Commentary

COMMENTARY: HSD statement on Rancho San Justo lockdown

Hollister School District Superintendent Erika Sanchez writes that Rancho San Justo students were not in any danger during the Oct. 15 lockdown.

File Photo: Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Zepeda Gonzalez.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Democratic Central Committee supports Zepeda for supervisor seat

Her resume includes working for the Watsonville Law Center and the Santa Cruz Immigration Project.

Assistant Clerk-Recorder Francisco Diaz and Poll Worker Eric Heckman. Photo provided.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Poll Workers are the Backbone of our Democracy

Francisco Diaz writes about unsung heroes who rise to the challenge.

Members of the Social Emotional Team: Adina Austin, Eliana Delgadillo, Daniel Romero, Joel Cuevas, Rafael Garcia Zendejas, Pavandeep Sandhu, Veronica Gonzalez, Marcela Serrano, Bianca Soto, Lucia Aleman, Luis Arguello, Magali Medina and Adriana Gallegos. Photos courtesy of the Hollister School District.

Commentary

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Hollister School District builds full Social-Emotional Team

The Hollister School District writes that school counselors, licensed social workers and licensed mental health therapists are part of a team focused on students' well being.

File Photo: Jack Kirk, Sr. of Hollister and Stephanie Shoquist of Gilroy use a radio during ARRL Field Day. Photo courtesy of Heatherly Takeuchi.

Commentary

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: Amateur radio takes part in emergency test

Simulation included a power outage for several days.

San Benito High School football team players, Photo by Robert Eliason

Commentary

COMMUNITY COMMENTARY: From Horns to H’s

Hollister Vikings write that Hollister is a football town with years of tradition.

San Luis Reservoir. Photo courtesy of Shawn Novack.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: California drought update

Shawn Novack writes that it is time for residents to conserve water voluntarily. San Luis Reservoir is at 30% of its average storage level.

Poll worker help residents at the San Benito County Elections Office on Nov. 3, 2020. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: Meet San Benito County’s Vote Center captains for the recall election

The elections department writes that captains will be responsible for leading their teams and ensuring a smooth process.

Commentary

COMMENTARY: SBHS named National Unified Champion School

Shawn Tennenbaum writes about the school district's ongoing commitment to inclusion.

Commentary

Farm Visits – We’re Open!

Julie Finigan Morris writes that residents should take advantage of local farms and ranches.

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