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June 5, 2023

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Spencer, Richman defeat censure motion in Hollister City Council

Hollister Mayor Pro Tem Honor Spencer and Councilmember Marty Richman on Tuesday voted against censuring themselves for making threatening and obscene comments about colleague...

Guest View: In response to history, US recalls FDR dimes

Since they were first minted in 1946 to honor Franklin Delano Roosevelt, four-time elected president of the United States from 1933 until his death in office in 1945, the nation has produced more than 90 billion iconic dimes (10-cent pieces) bearing his likeness.

News Analysis: Side fund liability totals $14.7M for city, county

According to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) Side Fund Report, San Benito County owed $3.9 million for public safety unfunded retirement liabilities and the City of Hollister owed $10.8 million for all employee groups as of June 2012.

Marty: When statistics are meaningless

The official statistics for injury deaths in the U.S. have a little something for all sides of the firearms debate, but they may be meaningless in the end. Injuries are reported by mechanism – such as drowning, falls or firearms, and by intent such as unintentional, suicide, homicide, and legal intervention/war. The source is the Final 2009 National Vital Statistics Report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. I have rounded the death rates per 100,000 population.

Hollister voters OK sales tax for another 5 years

Hollister voters have approved the Measure E sales tax extension by a comfortable margin, according to preliminary results.

Video: Mayoral candidate Marty Richman interviews with editorial board

The four candidates for mayor interviewed with the Free Lance Editorial Board. Here is the interview with Marty Richman:

Mayoral candidate profile: Marty Richman

Marty Richman, 70, has long been a fixture at Hollister City Council and San Benito County board meetings. But if he wins his run for the inaugural mayoral race Nov. 6, he will be at the meetings in an official capacity for the first time.

Editorial Board Endorsement: Richman is the right choice for mayor

As many voters did earlier this year, we supported electing an at-large mayor. In these financially calamitous times for Hollister – defined by lacking accountability, passive management, neglect of economic foresight and irresponsible deficit spending year after year after year – it was well past the point of desperately needing a true leader and a new direction.

Boxer surprised signs show him endorsing mayoral candidate

You might wonder why the WBC interim welterweight boxing champion from Gilroy appears to be showing his support for a Hollister mayoral candidate on campaign signs cropping up here last week.

Councilman Gomez proposes Measure E spending plan

Councilman Victor Gomez is the latest city official to broach a spending plan in the event voters pass the Measure E sales tax extension.