Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: On HSD and 2020 Census

Aurelio Zuniga writes that HSD Superintendent Ochoa's participation in the 2020 Census could help secure additional federal funding.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Self-awareness in a time of distraction

Samantha Slykas to host March 2 self-awareness event for all ages.

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Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Tribute for Martha Moses

In this contributed commentary, resident Joan Sattler shares a tribute on her friend Martha Moses.

Leia Bernabe, Johnny's one on one aide (left), John Schilling (center), and his nurse Veronica Guerra (right). Veronica was with him for many years, and is a close family friend. Photos and captions provided by Casandra Guerrero, SBHS Special Education Specialist.

Community Opinions

COMMENTARY: Schilling made everyone’s day ten times better

Vanessa Kirchner reflects on the radiant qualities and life of San Benito High School student John Schilling.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. Photo provided.


COMMENTARY: Hazel Hawkins prioritizes transparency and public involvement

After accusations of a Brown Act violation regarding transparency, the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Board of Directors issued a response.

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Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: San Benito County Association of Realtors celebrates National Home Ownership Month

National Home Ownership Month is a time for the real estate industry to celebrate and promote the American dream of owning a home.

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COMMENTARY: Will the County Walk Away from CalPERS? Not in this Lifetime

Huge CalPERS unfunded termination estimates show how much the system bets on high investment returns to fund future obligations.

Assembly District 30 encompasses only Watsonville in Santa Cruz County.


Commentary: Rivas endorsed by grassroots Democrats

Watsonville's Pajaro Valley Cesar Chavez Democratic Club chooses local Supervisor for state Assembly

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COMMENTARY: Will CalPERS’ More Affordable Retirement Plans Survive?

Much will depend in the public’s willingness to hold state and local politicians accountable for financial responsibility.

Hazel Hawkins Hospital

Business / Economy

COMMENTARY: Healthcare District Explores Merger, Partnership, or Affiliation

The changing face of healthcare and financial realities have led the San Benito Healthcare District to consider its options for the future.



COMMENTARY: Internet canaries are dying, but government fails to respond

You’ll probably read this on BenitoLink via the Internet, but what happens to your life if the Internet doesn’t work at all?

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COMMENTARY: Sympathy for our devastated brethren

Presidential election winners should show compassion for the losers

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COMMENTARY: Don’t neglect Dunne Park

Dunne Park is a community asset in need of proper maintenance and restoration

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