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COMMUNITY OPINION: An elected official speaks out about the elected

Recent meetings of the Hollister City Council and San Benito County Board of Supervisors have shown a lot of bad behavior by some of our elected. We should look to understand why, and ask participants to do better.

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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

Kenneth Kovanda shares his thoughts about serving on the San Benito County Civil Grand Jury.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Good Friday

In this column, Matt Kirkland writes about Good Friday and offers an invitation to a community-wide service.

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Well-managed rangelands capture and store precious water, building soil and cooling the earth. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

COLUMN: Comparing plant-based meat with grassfed beef

In this column, Julie Morris of Morris Grassfed Beef talks about her experience at a panel discussion on cultured meat.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina discusses road repair funds and upcoming transportation projects.

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This picture with the steer is from my freshman year at Fresno State. I was actively involved in Fresno State Beef Cattle Show Team where we competed at collegiate jackpot shows throughout the state of California. Photo courtesy of Blaire Strohn.

COLUMN: An insider's perspective on Cystic Fibrosis

BenitoLink reporter Blaire Strohn increases awareness by sharing her struggle with Cystic Fibrosis.

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The Hollister Peace Vigil has maintained a street-corner protest against war and military actions for 15 years. Photo provided by Franz M. Schneider.

COMMUNITY OPINION: We're still here because they're still there

The Hollister Peace Vigil will complete its 17th year of streetcorner demonstration in April.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. Photo by John Chadwell.

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina writes about a recent board meeting in this latest column.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Area economy is overwhelmingly private and service-providing

Hollister Councilman Marty Richman says good service-providing jobs are an economic necessity.

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Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

COMMENTARY: Self-awareness in a time of distraction

Samantha Slykas to host March 2 self-awareness event for all ages.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Let’s Get Back to Hometown California

Hollister Vice Mayor Marty Richman says to welcome new residents, not scapegoat them.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina speaking at the 2018 Election Forum hosted by BenitoLink, San Benito County Farm Bureau, and Youth Alliance. File photo.

COLUMN: Notes From The Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina talks about what took place during a recent meeting.

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San Benito County Supervisor Mark Medina. File photo.

COLUMN: Notes from the Chair

In this latest column, County Supervisor Mark Medina shares his goals for the year, which include more transparency.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: The State of Education

Hollister School District trustee Rob Bernosky shares his thoughts on how the new governor's budget could affect education.

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COMMENTARY: Tribute for Martha Moses

In this contributed commentary, resident Joan Sattler shares a tribute on her friend Martha Moses.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: On Immigration Reform

In this contributed opinion, Aurelio Zuniga shares his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform.

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COMMUNITY OPINION: Still waiting for public feedback, but leaning towards a yes vote for HSD superintendent

Hollister School District board member Rob Bernosky shares why he is leaning towards voting for Diego Ochoa as superintendent on January 8.

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Leia Bernabe, Johnny's one on one aide (left), John Schilling (center), and his nurse Veronica Guerra (right). Veronica was with him for many years, and is a close family friend. Photos and captions provided by Casandra Guerrero, SBHS Special Education Specialist.

COMMENTARY: Schilling made everyone's day ten times better

Vanessa Kirchner reflects on the radiant qualities and life of San Benito High School student John Schilling.

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Robert Rivas at a 2017 town hall meeting. Photo by John Chadwell.

COLUMN: Moving Forward

State Assemblyman Robert Rivas says he looks forward to having the opportunity to work on behalf of the 30th State Assembly District in Sacramento to make the California Dream a reality for all.

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