Why should we care? Why should we care about any further investigation of the money that disappeared from the Tony and Barbara Matulich Charitable Trust? After all, the farming couple that established the trust died in 2002 and 2012....
Mitchell Dabo is leaving the San Benito County Board of Education. At least he said three weeks ago that he would. The sooner the better. He could have announced his plans to resign when he told us last week that...
The tables were filled with cannabis-infused edibles, from granola chunks to dark chocolate bites. A nearby booth had flavored cannabis milk dished out in small plastic cups, the enthusiastic pitchman warning of the potency of the blackberry-scented drink. Then...
Family parties, work mixers, Santa Claus—the holiday season is here. Hollister and San Juan Bautista started the festivities with night-time parades, where residents came out in droves to watch their friends, family and neighbors wave from lit up floats,...
The facts are not in dispute. At the close of a 90-minute trial in San Benito County Superior Court on Nov. 13, Judge Marjorie L. Carter ruled in favor of the Community Foundation for San Benito County, affirming the facts...
In 1620, a ship carrying European settlers landed off the coast of Massachusetts and started a settlement at an abandoned Native American village of the Wampanoag tribe. Some native people helped them through their first difficult year,  teaching them...
Governor Jerry Brown is no relation to the late Assemblyman Ralph Brown, for whom the Ralph M. Brown Act—which since 1953 as guaranteed the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies in California—was named. The...
Open enrollment for health care coverage through Covered California starts on Nov. 1. On Capitol Hill there is constant talk of repealing the Affordable Care Act, which could result in millions of people losing their coverage. While in California...
California must lead the way in helping our country join the rest of the modern industrialized world in adopting universal health care for all citizens by passing SB 562. Universal health care results in coverage for everyone—regardless of age, income,...
The recent blockbuster allegations of sexual misconduct by mega Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has spawned a new social media movement as people use the hashtag “MeToo” to highlight their own experiences with sexual harassment and exploitation. My own Facebook feed...

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Time to plan is now

All it took was 15 seconds on Oct. 17, 1989 at 5:04 p.m. to forever alter the course of California’s future.

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The ground shook and buildings fell

Nearly 30 years ago, on Oct. 17, 1989, the Masonic Temple clock tower in Hollister was frozen at 5:04 pm, the exact...