Opinion

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OPINION: How to fight frustrations and find peace of mind

We all must cope with things beyond our control, and inability to do anything about them annoys us enormously. What can we do to avoid or at least mitigate this feeling?

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OPINION: Private enterprise drives the economy of San Benito County

In spite of a large government footprint on local employment, the private sector is still the driving economic force

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City Manager Bill Avera

OPINION: Hollister mayor refuses to investigate allegations of impropriety against city manager

Velazquez apparently refused to investigate allegations against Hollister City Manager Bill Avera regarding public records request and potential abuse of power

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OPINION: Business expansions are slowing the commute

Expansion of businesses on Highway 25 in southern Santa Clara County is impacting the local commute

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OPINION: The dangers of balancing budgets on vacant positions

High percentages of perpetually-vacant positions promote underlying budget problems

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If I sell, then what?

In the current market, you may be considering selling, but it is hard to commit when you don't know what you will do next

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OPINION: We need to prepare California's future agricultural workforce

How can we shape future agricultural labor markets in San Benito County? There is a need for skilled labor to make a better use of new technologies, engage consumers, and sustain our businesses over time

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OPINION: Seek freedom from the left/right paradigm

We certainly cannot rely on the spectrum of mainstream media, left or right

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OPINION: SBC trails state significantly in renewable energy projects

In order to get the maximum economic benefit from renewable energy, you have to generate it

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

This is Part 1 of 4 of a series about what it has been like so far as a board member of the Hollister School District. This describes the background in which a new board member operates

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OPINION: Community service as a way to honor those who served our country

Our military service men and women give of themselves for country and community; we all need to step up to involvement.

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OPINION: The Best Memorial

Memorial Day is observed on Monday, May 29; this is a reprint of my thoughts on the commemoration

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OPINION: To rent or buy?

Real estate broker Renee Kunz reminds consumers to check into buying before they sign a rental lease

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OPINION: Executive privilege or whistleblower protection: To leak or not to leak? That is the question.

President Trump and his administration learned nothing from Nixon's Watergate scandal. Which is worse: leaks or executive branch obstruction of justice? The Supreme Court supports the free press

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Gathering to celebrate the life of local author and activist, Kate Woods

Locals will gather on the 400 Block at sunset on Friday, May 26 to celebrate the journalist who died in a car crash in rural San Benito County

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OPINION: Hollister must protect against gyrating development rates

Without adequate control and strategies, Hollister is at the total mercy of market forces

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OPINION: Welcome to the new state of Fres-Mer-Benito

How would San Benito County make out if California left the U.S.?

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OPINION: Climate-smart agriculture

Climate-smart ag practices make economic and environmental sense

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OPINION: Raise Hollister's TOT and development tax, not sales taxes again

All taxes are not created equal, so the city should aim at the right tax target and the county needs to step up

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