Columns

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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COMMENTARY: San Benito County Association of Realtors celebrates National Home Ownership Month

National Home Ownership Month is a time for the real estate industry to celebrate and promote the American dream of owning a home.

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COLUMN: Water Irrigation System Inspections

As the temperatures start heating up in summer, your water use will go up as well.

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COLUMN: Frequently Asked Questions for Monterey Bay Community Power

Residents have been receiving postcards from Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) and they have questions. Learn what the most asked questions are and the MBCP's answers.

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Wildlife Reproductive Season. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut

COLUMN: Give Wildlife Space

Wildlife are gearing up for spring reproduction. It is a stressful time for them and they need to given the space they need to take care of young.

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COLUMN: San Benito High School has taken steps to prepare for emergencies

Multiple layers of security and emergency preparedness measures in place to keep students safe

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COLUMN: SBC Suicide Rate Relatively Low, But Still Has Great Impact

Marty Richman, county resident and citizen journalist, researches suicide and finds that San Benito County has a very low rate. His column provides statistics and some helpful information.

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COLUMN: Goal setting- The smart way to success

A few helpful tips on getting back on track after the holidays.

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OPINION: Measure U Redux: U is for Unsatisfactory

Hollister digs up the old, failed, Growth Management plan to become the new failed plan

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OPINION: Practical embryonic DNA modification is coming and soon

Who should define the ethical limits of DNA manipulation?

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COLUMN: Risks of Investment Properties

When considering investment housing, there are issues and concerns to be aware of.

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COLUMN: How long do people stay in their homes?

San Benito County is its own hyper-local market and that means we are often different from other counties and states.

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COLUMN: Millennials are the group to watch

Millennials prove to have the highest purchase increase over any other group.

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COLUMN: Why buy a home this summer?

When mortgage rates increase, your purchasing power declines

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COLUMN: 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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STRAW Returns to Gonzales Ranch with Local Students

Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW) continues restoration planting with local students on a working cattle ranch. Interested community members are invited to participate.

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OPINION: When to sell?

Having your home in great shape can be more important that when you list

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OPINION: Preparing saves time

Bring your lender into the loop and identify your price bracket

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OPINION: Monterey Bay Community Power is the right choice for Hollister

Hollister City Council should vote "yes" on joining the Monterey Bay Community Power joint powers authority

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Dr. Kathleen Rose, (center in navy blue) talks with trustees, faculty and community members during the coffee held in San Juan Bautista.

100+ Days of Engagement at Gavilan College

A look at the first 100 days on the job for new Gavilan College Superintendent/President Dr. Kathleen Rose

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