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Community Opinions

COLUMN: Attaching performance goals to EDC funding is key to success

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes why he supports establishing performance goals for the Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Lessons from the fire

Mary Zanger shares her thoughts on recent fires in the region.

Company-sponsored park in Neenah, Wisconsin. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Business sponsorship program could vastly improve local parks

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should do more to encourage local businesses to sponsor park offerings as a way to help fund improvements.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Treatment of local skilled nursing facility residents is appalling

Noreen Martin writes that she's grown impatient with the lack of leadership from the hospital board, CEO and interim health officer to re-open the hospital and skilled nursing facilities.

Joe Paul Gonzalez. Photo provided by the San Benito County Elections Office.

Government / Politics

About the Nov. 3 Presidential General Election

San Benito County Auditor-Recorder-Clerk Joe Paul Gonzalez writes that nothing will stop democracy in America, not raging fires, not even a global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Opinions

COLUMN: County should cap housing growth

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki contends the state law banning growth caps for jurisdictions like Hollister amounts to a power grab by California leaders, and that San Benito County should implement an annual cap on single-family housing in unincorporated areas since it is exempt from the rules.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Hwy 25 traffic

David Redman writes that the line of cars to get onto 25 from the 101 interchange is now 100 cars deep every day.

Pinnacles National Park. File photo.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Tourism efforts are key to economic vitality in county

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that enhanced tourism efforts should be at the forefront of economic development in San Benito County.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A tale of two initiatives

San Benito Citizens for a Brighter Future co-founder Mia Casey writes that there have been false arguments made about the proposed Strada Verde autonomous vehicle facility.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Ignoring COVID-19 is dangerous for all

Terry Butler writes that we will be able to slow and stop the spread of the coronavirus if everyone complies with health orders, but that seems like a big if nowadays due to the varying reactions of the citizenry to the restrictions required.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Why our kids must go back to school in person

Randy Logue writes that it is critical that students return to school this fall, or they may never go back to school again.

A map is shown from the General Plan laying out the 16 nodes that are intended for commercial development. Photo provided.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Suspending growth initiative campaign was right move

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about the initiative's upside and why he urged Preserve Our Rural Communities to suspend the campaign after the pandemic struck.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: We need jobs, not candidate’s tired ideas

Salvador Mora writes response to recent column from SBC Supervisor District 2 candidate Kollin Kosmicki.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Love in the Time of Corona

Cesar Gamboa writes a perspective on reinforcing community through recognizing our interdependent contributions and impacts.

Supplies loaded in the San Juan Bautista Fire Station before the distribution. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.

Community Opinions

COLUMN: Community steps up in historic time of need

SBC Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes about good deeds from local residents and organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Let’s be real, Hernandez is neither unifying or honest

Jesus Guerrero writes in response to a recent commentary by Supervisor Peter Hernandez.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: What does it mean to preserve our rural community?

Jennifer Egan gives her take on the issue of development along Highway 101.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: A senior’s take on COVID-19

SBHS senior Jody Gibbs writes about the conflict between Class of 2020 activities and the coronavirus pandemic.

Farmworkers in San Benito County. File photo by John Chadwell.

Agriculture

Essential, but unprotected

SBC LULAC writes that the threat posed by the coronavirus is exacerbated for the farmworker community.

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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Face masks—compassion and solidarity

Patty Anne writes that wearing a face mask in public is a considerate gesture towards others, lessening the spread of any germs.

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