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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.

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

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Who’s Driving?

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

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Keeping the camel’s nose out of someone else’s tent

“The camel's nose is a metaphor for a situation where the permitting of a small, seemingly innocuous act will open the door for larger, clearly undesirable actions.” – Wikipedia.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Environmental justice requires meaningful community involvement

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas writes that AB 1628 will elevate the opinions of communities most impacted by pollution.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Rivas let constituents down on SB 24

Community member Bev Miller writes about her disappointment with state representative's vote on chemical abortion pill access.

Housing being constructed in Hollister. File photo by John Chadwell.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Hollister’s new growth management ordinance

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman writes that the new growth management ordinance satisfies the city's needs and state requirements.

San Benito High School main administration building. File photo.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Thank You, BenitoLink and John Chadwell

Jennifer Coile writes about BenitoLink's coverage of allegations of inappropriate behavior in an SBHS special education classroom.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: A well planned process

County Planning Commissioner Eduardo Navarro writes about the proposed Highway 101 commercial nodes.

Hollister School District offices on Cienega Road. File photo.

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COMMENTARY: On HSD and 2020 Census

Aurelio Zuniga writes that HSD Superintendent Ochoa's participation in the 2020 Census could help secure additional federal funding.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Silence is Compliance

"Now more than ever we must act as human beings who want peace in the country we love, if only for the children," writes Richard Perez Sr.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Revisiting gun violence

Terry Butler calls for an open discussion.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: When parents reach out to school board members

HSD Trustee Rob Bernosky writes about the recently adopted student cell phone use policy that states phones must be off during school hours.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Exploring the universe is our destiny

July 20 will be the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon; what does it foretell?

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COMMUNITY OPINION: The unaccountability of illegal occupancy

Marty Richman says that while the debate over growth rates drones on, anecdotal evidence and indications of increased illegal occupancies abound.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Grand Jury

This community opinion was contributed by community member Kenneth Kovanda.  The opinions expressed do not necessarily represent BenitoLink or other affiliated contributors. I served on the Grand Jury for two years and back then our budget was $19,000, but we had to pay rent to use a room at the sheriff’s office that came out of our budget. We