When I ran for election for mayor, I never had a chance to speak my opinion. I want to address the people about our city growth. They did not think clearly when making all these deals. All...
Every year we have the opportunity to make a change in our community, but 2019 is special in that there are four new council members with a willingness to actually make change. This is...
San Benito County is on a roll economically and culturally, making it an ideal place to relocate a business and family. Nothing rings truer these days: an unbeatable combination of great weather, gorgeous mountainous...
A little over a year ago, we wrote an editorial in this space entitled, “Why should we care?” “Why should we care about any further investigation of the money that disappeared from the Tony...
As we enter the holiday season, it is an appropriate time to offer thanks to our community— on campus and throughout the county—for its ongoing support of our efforts to make San Benito High School a modern,...
To the Editor: My name is Keith Snow. I just want to say thank you to all my supporters and everyone who believed in me during this mayoral race. I appreciate you all from the bottom of...
Change is in the air in San Benito County. Citizens turned out in record numbers Nov. 6 to elect new faces on a wide range of boards, and appointees replaced some incumbents. In Hollister,...
With the five-year anniversary of the Women’s Center at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, we would like to thank the community that supported Measure L that provided the bond money to build not only the Women’s Center, but...
There were cheers last week about the record or near-record turnout levels in the midterm elections in California, and across the U.S. While the numbers were relatively high—approaching 60 percent in some California counties— they were properly...
The three-person race for mayor is crowded in Hollister—with incumbent Ignacio Velazquez competing against former county planning commissioner and city councilmember Gordon Machado and five-time candidate Keith Snow—and offers clear choices.

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Westrick promises to stay involved

Hollister Police Chief David Westrick anticipates certain aspects of his life won’t change much after he retires from a 30-year law enforcement career before the end of this month.