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COMMUNITY OPINION: The analytics of history

Cesar Gamboa writes about how historical narratives have been employed for ideological reasons as opposed to technical ones.

Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Housing plan would slow growth, require affordable units

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki says his plan would not only limit new single-family housing while the county upgrades its road infrastructure, but it would also eliminate developers' option to buy their way out of building affordable units.

San Juan Bautista neighborhood with ranch land in the distance. Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

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COLUMN: What’s the county’s strategic plan?

"The value of a Strategic Plan is in creating a framework to guide San Benito County," writes District 2 Supervisor candidate Valerie Egland.

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John Freeman registering to run for District 2 Supervisor. Photo provided by John Freeman.

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COLUMN: Why I want to be your next District 2 Supervisor

San Juan Bautista City Councilman John Freeman shares his vision and goals for the office.

A view of the bountiful San Juan Valley, taken from Fremont Peak. Photo provided by Wayne Norton.

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COLUMN: Protecting agriculture a top priority for San Benito County

Wayne Norton calls for action on required climate action planning.

District 2 Supervisor candidate, Kollin Kosmicki. Photo provided.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Vote on substance, not name recognition

District 2 Supervisor Candidate Kollin Kosmicki urges voters to look beyond name recognition and political signs to choose the best leader based on substance.

Educators from Spring Grove School help Santa by responding to letters from students. Photo provided by Rob Bernosky.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Merry Christmas to the educators of San Benito County

HSD trustee Rob Bernosky writes that educators are seemingly facing more problems in recent years than before, and that they deserve a great holiday.

Frank, Monica, Serena and Francisco Barragan. Photo provided by Frank Barragan.

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COLUMN: Preserving our community and our heritage

District 2 candidate Frank Barragan writes, "My focus as supervisor will be to work with our local, state, federal officials as well as our county departments to move the needle on improving our road infrastructure, economic development, and public safety."

Hollister City Hall. File photo.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A teen’s take on a divided community

"While I'm sure our city council has done much to help the community, there are some things that you simply can not forgive and forget," writes local high school student Jody Gibbs.

Social media can enlighten or demean discussion of public issues. Photo provided by Wayne Norton.

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COLUMN: Public deserves better than Hollister council member’s slur

"Snark might play well on social media, but it is a poor substitute for leadership," writes District 2 Supervisor candidate Wayne Norton.

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Kollin Kosmicki in San Juan Bautista. Photo provided.

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COLUMN: Why I’m not prioritizing public endorsements in supervisor campaign

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki explains why he hasn't asked for public endorsements in the campaign and how he'd rather focus on gaining the trust of everyday voters.

Pajaro Compass Network, River Parkway Riparian Project Pitch. Photo provided by Valerie Egland.

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COLUMN: “Park-onomics “ 2019

Three folders reveal 10 years of experience 'pitching' for the county.

Comic credit: I. Chapa. Provided by Catherine Booth-Vaughan.

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Catherine Booth-Vaughan writes about her first experience at a Hollister City Council meeting.

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