Opinion

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Why more people do not run for public office

Many successful business people, the kind we need in elected positions, do not run for office. An ugly letter received by a candidate demonstrates why.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: 100 Million Good Reasons to Oppose the Gavilan Bond

“A fool and his money are soon parted.” – English proverb

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Proposed Yard Waste Can Requirement, Whether Needed or Not

Those who recycle yard waste will want to think about paying for a green waste can they don't need.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: No Vote On Gavilan College Bond

Gavilan College failed to build a satellite campus in downtown Hollister with Measure E funds in 2016. Today, the college is asking property owners to support another bond.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Why are we buying an expensive education dinosaur?

Gavilan College is proposing to build a 1990s era SBC Education Center that will be obsolete on day one in the age of distant learning. What we need is nimble technology for education.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Area Top-Notch Community Colleges Are Ignored By SBHS Grads

The two best community colleges within driving distance, Foothill and De Anza, will only get five San Benito High School graduates, according to a survey of the 2018 class.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Anzar High School Site Council opposes Leadership Transition Plan for 2018-19 school year

Representatives serving on the Anzar Site Council are deeply concerned about the Anzar High School leadership transition plan initiated by Superintendent Huntoon.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Happy Birthday To My Perpetually Divided Nation

As my beloved U.S.A. celebrates another Independence Day it remains as it has always been, a deeply divided nation, but now without a vision.

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Frederick Douglass - American, Abolitionist, Former Slave

COMMUNITY OPINION: This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.

Celebrating the Fourth of July was hypocritical for Frederick Douglass then as it is today!

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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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COMMUNITY OPINION: Insiders and Outsiders

The number of people in San Benito County making intolerant, ignorant, and xenophobic remarks regarding new housing developments, the homeless population, and undocumented immigrants is disturbing.

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OPINION: Facts about Gun Laws in the US

An article detailing some of the laws that are on the books and some of the lobbying that gun rights advocates use to avoid abiding by those laws.

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OPINION: Workers Commute to Santa Clara for More Jobs and Bigger Bucks

For those whose skills are in-demand and who can take the grind of the daily commute the motivation is simple – more jobs and higher pay.

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OPINION: You're Not Stuck In Traffic, You Are Traffic

Yes, traffic is terrible and everyone, including me, thinks that everybody else should not be there.

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OPINION: A Middle Way on Gun Violence

Gun violence is a fact of life in America. Is there a way to stop or minimize it that will find wide support?

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OPINION: On the proposed Gavilan College bond

"I'm amazed at the articles that have circulated floating the possibility of another Gavilan College bond to fund a Hollister campus."

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OPINION: On Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator

Mary Lou Andrade endorses candidate Melinda Casillas for June 5, 2018 primary election.

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OPINION: Misleading advertisements recommend not voting for Robert Rivas

Two mailers against Robert Rivas are making the rounds thanks to Coalition to Restore California's Middle Class, paid for by the oil lobby including Chevron, Phillips 66, and Valero Energy.

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OPINION: Leaders Must Fix The County’s Underlying Problems, Not Just Recite The Symptoms

There are complex reasons for our problems and there are solutions, but there are no silver bullets.

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OPINION: Memorial Day 2018

A Personal Remembrance

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