The printing press remains the symbol—despite the arrival of online news—of the Fourth Estate, of “Freedom of the Press.” That’s why for centuries one of the first acts of authoritarian rulers was to smash the printing presses of the...
Sadly, events in distant cities mean that our students and teachers have had to add another set of tools for school safety that we all hope they never have to use.Preparations for a broad list of calamities—earthquake, fire, bomb...
Sonny Perdue is a veterinarian, and a former governor of Georgia. He also is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He spent one day in the nation’s biggest agricultural state last week—California—presumably to show that the Trump Administration cares about...
Sonny Perdue is a veterinarian, and a former governor of Georgia. He also is the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He spent one day in the nation’s biggest agricultural state last week—California—presumably to show that the Trump Administration cares about...
Showy military displays go back millennia, to ancient Egypt and Greece and beyond. Yet, the U.S. has no consistent tradition of big military parades, especially since the Second World War. Why is that?Ask any senior officer. She or he...
The San Benito Business Council this week announced its support of the 2017-2022 San Benito County Comprehensive Economic Development strategy. Here is that strategy’s Executive Summary.How do we build on our strengths and maximize our opportunities? How do we...
News this week that the new state election reform law is requiring that the date of the election of San Benito County’s Board of Education trustees be moved from June to November is a mixed blessing for county voters.On...
The stories began flying last week: Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents would raid businesses across California and deport undocumented workers.As of this newspaper’s press time, the raids had not started, but the specter remains.Heightened anxiety about federal...
The flu has turned deadly in San Benito County.Two San Benito County residents have died due from an influenza virus, health officials reported this week.Many are suffering flu symptoms, and some of these infections are one of the influenza...
A new year brings new goals, new challenges, and unfortunately for many of our older citizens, new opportunities to be taken advantage of, fleeced, scammed, and robbed by gentle-voiced “financial counselors.”As the Baby Boomers enter retirement, a special category...

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Old Pinnacles Trailhead

When one thinks of Pinnacles National Park, three special features come to mind: the park’s namesake rocky pinnacles, the unique talus caves, and the...

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Both supe races are November runoffs

Barely more than 25 percent of San Benito County voters took the time to cast ballots in the June 5 primary, but in the...