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June 28, 2022

Supervisors make good call on site of new fire station

San Benito County supervisors are taking the right proactive approach to adding another fire station to the area, and we’re fully supportive of the chosen location. County supervisors in May selected a design for a future third fire station. In October 2015, supervisors selected a...

Community Board: No reason to rush on pot ordinance

Hollister City Council members considering a proposed medicinal marijuana ordinance should keep in mind that there is no rush to make a final decision. More important, local voters will offer a collective take on recreational pot in November that should ease any political tensions...

Community Board: Funding reality, and a fix, for the biker rally

City of Hollister officials have punted their decision on the Hollister Independence Rally and face yet another year with a tenuous fate and little time to prepare for 2017.

Community Insight Board: Better safe than sorry on police cameras

It is better safe than sorry when it comes to the increased use of surveillance cameras attached to police officers’ bodies or vehicles.

Community Insight: Tree law lacks green focus

It’s nice to imagine that county supervisors took an environmentally friendly approach to regulating the treatment of trees when they recently approved a strict ordinance on the matter. That is not the case, however, as the new rules are not meant to protect the environment’s health.

Student seeks new respect for veterans

Concerned that his fellow students needed to know more about World War II and the bravery and sacrifices of ‘The Greatest Generation,’ Mount Madonna senior Cyrus Kamkar recently organized a veterans panel held at his private school. He expanded the panel to include veterans...

Community Board: Early last call pours money down drain

Hollister officials’ decision to halt alcohol sales at midnight in the biker-rally area was a misguided, snap judgment and cost business owners significant revenue.

Community Board: Voters signal distrust with Measure P result

Voters in the June election signaled a lingering lack of trust when it comes to public officials’ use of tax money.

Community Insight: No winners in Scagliotti saga

There were no winners in the 11-year civil saga between former Supervisor Richard Scagliotti and the self-titled “Los Valientes” group of petitioners who filed the lawsuit.

Community Board: Road tax support could backfire on city, county

Local support surrounding the Measure P roads tax idea has been stronger than that of any other recent ballot measure, and for good reason, but an all-in mentality from the public might come back to haunt other public entities with their hands out in November for more tax increases.

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