Opinion

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San Benito County Amateur Radio Association members Tim Takeuchi and Dave Fears (BenitoLink file photo)

OPINION: Disaster communications

Are you prepared for alternate communications in a disaster? Ham radio operators can take over when cell towers and land lines fail.

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CMAP-TV studios

OPINION: The Diminishing Value of CMAP-TV to San Benito County

CMAP-TV the nonprofit public access cable TV station has moved from Gavilan College to Christopher High School to Greenhouse Coworking in downtown Gilroy. Its value to San Benito County is diminishing and its leadership is in serious question.

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OPINION: SBHS test scores, graduate rate continue to improve

Continued improvement and outpacing of the state in many categories are encouraging signs, as the district works to give students the most options upon graduation

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Hollister Major Parks Coverage

OPINION: Recreation Master Planning is Overdue for Consolidation

It makes sense to have a consolidated recreational facility master plan that serves all county residents

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Protest for Immigration Legalization  (J. Morris photo)

OPINION: City of Hollister a "Dreamer's City"

Writer asks, what is a "Dreamer's City"?

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American Flag  (Photo provided by Pixabay)

OPINION: Protests & Patriotism

This article discusses perspectives regarding the NFL National anthem protests.

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OPINION: Hollister School District Advancing in California Student Test Score Results

Hollister School District Advancing in California Student Test Score Results

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Hollister School District Employees.

OPINION: The Hollister School District from a board member’s view

Part three is about the most important decisions we are about to make since this writer has been on the board: setting new goals.

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OPINION: Local Entrepreneur Presses Case for Fair Treatment

Appeal filed with Hollister City Council to address process violations, disqualifications of cannabis dispensary applicants.

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San Benito County Administration building on Fourth St. in Hollister.

OPINION: San Benito County votes no on economic development

SBC fails to seriously compete to improve its poor economic condition; the inevitable result will be decades of underservice to its residents.

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OPINION: County Workers Stage Final Rally Before Contract Expires

San Benito County Workers rally to demand accountability

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COLUMN: Risks of Investment Properties

When considering investment housing, there are issues and concerns to be aware of.

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OPINION: Is the cannabis industry hiding organized crime bosses?

Who is really behind the shadowy network of the so-called medical/recreational cannabis industry coming to San Benito County? Like Russian nesting dolls, do shell companies conceal organized crime?

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OPINION: SBHS thanks the county for support of Nash Road closure and bypass

The road closure is designed to improve safety on the 3,000 student campus and create a bypass for vehicles

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Medical Cannabis Delivery Services

OPINION: Medical cannabis deliveries in Hollister: Who will speak for the mobility impaired?

With permitted, taxed and regulated brick-and-mortar medical cannabis dispensaries coming to Hollister, what will the city do to accommodate 'mobility impaired' patients who need delivery services to obtain medicine.

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New housing construction in Hollister.

OPINION: Development Agreements Can Be a Better Solution

This is the fourth and final article in a series about residential development management in Hollister and San Benito County

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OPINION: Facebook Live Streaming Council Meetings

People should be able to live stream (shoot video and run it live from that location) at public meetings. Not everyone can attend and the information should be shared.

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Traffic leaving Highway 101 to take Hwy 25 to Hollister

OPINION: Traffic Impacts – Deficiencies, Legalities and Cost

This is the third in a series of articles about residential development in the City of Hollister

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COLUMN: How long do people stay in their homes?

San Benito County is its own hyper-local market and that means we are often different from other counties and states.

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