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Community Opinions

COMMUNITY OPINION: Strange alliances and local politics

Mark Jeffers writes about observations he's made regarding local political contests.

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Government / Politics

New members join San Benito County Democrats panel

Additions to San Benito County Democratic Central Committee leave three openings as local party reorganizes to promote candidates.

Aromas Community Grange. File photo.

Government / Politics

Aromas Progressive Action League plans panel discussion

Feb. 10 event to focus on local impact of November midterm election.

The audience gathered at one of the October 2018 election forums hosted by BenitoLink, the San Benito County Farm Bureau and Youth Alliance. Photo by BenitoLink staff.

Business / Economy

Election 2018: Forum Video Clips

Short videos of each race and measure from the two October election forums.

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Business / Economy

2018 Election Forums coming Oct. 11 and Oct. 18

Our Election Forums are just around the corner! The free Forums will be held at San Benito High School Auditorium. Youth Alliance is joining BenitoLink and San Benito County Farm Bureau as hosts, offering English to Spanish translation and childcare.

Robert and Christen Rivas. Photo submitted.

Government / Politics

OPINION Robert Rivas: The Integrity and Heart We Need in Sacramento

Your voice will matter to Robert Rivas. I know firsthand, it's truly his character to listen and consider all sides. He will be unrelenting in his work to represent Assembly District 30.

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Government / Politics

OPINION: Politics ain’t beanbag, but we deserve a new act

Supervisor Botelho needs to put some originality into his role as attack-dog. This shtick is worn out.

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Government / Politics

2018 Primary Election: Treasurer-Tax Collecter-Public Administrator

Both candidates for country treasurer have extensive experience in accounting and finance, and have hopes of improving communications between the county and local school districts.

(Left to Right) City Clerk Christine Black, Assemblymember Anna Caballero, Hollister Councilmember Mickie Luna. Photos provided by the Office of Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero

Government / Politics

Assemblymember Anna Caballero Hosts Open House for Hollister Satellite Office

Caballero also recognized Councilmember Mickie Luna and City Clerk Christine Black for their contributions to the community.

Kathy Ruiz, Leon Panetta (who was then Pres. Clinton's Chief of Staff) and Tony Ruiz in Monterey County, April 1995. Photo courtesy Kathy Ruiz

Agriculture

The legacy of Tony Ruiz

Friends remember the late teacher and political actor in San Benito County

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Government / Politics

Candidates and Measures for June 2018 Primary Election

With the nomination deadline closed here are the candidates for the 2018 primary election. ​It should be noted that this is not a complete and final list.

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Business / Economy

HSD Board Member Rob Bernosky announces candidacy for Supervisor Dist. 4

The district covers a large area including Cielo Vista, Union Heights, Ridgemark in Hollister and all the way to outlying communities of New Idria and Bitterwater.

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Government / Politics

County Republicans listen to candidates and strategize on how to regain control of state

The San Benito County Republic Party members hosted some of the candidates and are considering changing their position to begin endorsing candidates.

Tom Habashi, CEO of Monterey Bay Community Power, stands next to a poster about the agency in Watsonville.

Agriculture

Updated: Monterey Bay Community Power charges ahead

Monterey Bay Community Power will take over buying electricity from PG&E soon for the Tri-County area

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Government / Politics

Local politics plays out on social media

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez takes his disagreements with city council colleagues to Facebook, many residents respond online after none of them spoke at the actual meeting