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October 21, 2021

Letter to the editor: Outrage at vaccine mandate

Open letter to Gavilan College Board of Trustees: I am outraged and appalled to learn that your Board is actively considering imposing a Covid-19 vaccine requirement on all Gavilan College students. I am especially outraged that you would extend this requirement to teenage children attending...

Letter: Vaccines become more crucial as variant spreads

What is the “Delta variant" you have been hearing so much about in the news? All living organisms have the capacity to mutate for survival and some more than others. Mutation is one of the key biologic mechanisms used by microorganisms for their survival.  Sars-CoV-2...

Letter: More questions on homeless camp proposal

After re-reading several times, “Supervisors Reject Flynn Road Camp,” (July 30) questions still remain. One big question haunting me is, how can supervisors trivialize a thorough report by a sterling employee?  Another is, how can a business owner with two employees derail a program destined...

Guest view: Helping our children learn through the pandemic

Starting March 13, 2020, the educational world that we knew in the Hollister School District changed forever. Our Superintendent, Diego Ochoa, and our staff at both the district and site levels worked all through the weekend to get food packets and learning materials put...

Guest view: San Benito needs a second high school

By working together, our community has made it possible for San Benito High School to create a world-class learning and working environment for students and staff members. During its more than 125-year history, San Benito High School District has grown along with our community....

Letter to the editor: Answering the mayor’s lies

Ignacio Velazquez’s screed responding to the Notice of Intention to Recall him from the Mayor’s office in Hollister opens with a lie and closes with a lie. Of course, this is to be expected from a mayor who apparently doesn’t know the difference between...

Guest view: With cases surging, county panel urges vaccinations

A consistent uptick of Covid-19 cases in San Benito County, the Delta variant’s growing presence and a slowing vaccination rate here have raised serious concerns about our progress fighting this deadly pandemic.  This new reality we face is daunting, but vaccines remain the only solution...

Letters to the editor: Thank you to the Hollister Library

Thank you to Hollister Library I must put pen to paper and express my sincere gratitude to the Hollister Library for making the last year and a half so much better during the pandemic!! They made it possible for me to get every book I...

Letter to the editor: Inspect wells during drought

California, like much of the West, is facing a year of extreme drought which is causing some issues for residential water wells across the state. Water wells are a reliable, affordable, and safe source of water for over a million California residents and when...

Letter: Bring justice to victims

To District Attorney Candice Hooper,  On Sunday June 20, 2021 (Fathers Day) at approximately 6:25pm, Sarah Villar and Tayler Schmitt were walking along the sidewalk on Sunnyslope Avenue in Hollister when they were savagely and brutally run down by a drunk driver, who at the...