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April 17, 2021

Guest view: We must do more locally to address Covid-19

While we remain in the midst of this historically devastating pandemic, boldly responding to Covid-19 and keeping our community as safe as possible – while vaccines are rolled out – is by far the most pressing issue for the county to address in 2021.

Guest view: Time for progress, ideas on board of supervisors

I’m wholeheartedly committed to representing everyday residents’ interests and will do everything I can to end the Good-Old-Boy system of politics that favors the influential minority.

Guest view: Trade policies leave workers even more vulnerable during pandemic

The economic downturn that the world is facing today as a result of Covid-19 may have been unavoidable. But the level to which so many of our neighbors are struggling today has been compounded greatly by the recent economic history of the United States, in which the economic security of working families has been sacrificed on the altar of corporate profits.

Guest view: Slow our growth

If there is one thing most of us can agree on, it is that we need to slow our growth.

Guest view: Farmworker housing should be priority

By Kollin Kosmicki San Benito County must address the severe farmworker housing shortage.   As a journalist in the early 2000s, I examined heartbreaking farmworker housing conditions...

Guest view: Amah Mutsun oppose building on Betabel land

For our tribe, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, Betabel is much, much more than a vacant lot conveniently located by a Highway 101 offramp. Positioned at the confluence of the San Benito and Pajaro Rivers, where earthquake faults also meet, the Betabel area is a place of power where, for countless generations, our people came together for healing and renewal.

Guest view: We can beat the coronavirus

We need to work harder as a community to protect one another by understanding that this virus is serious and precautions are still needed.

Guest view: Time to remove police from schools

There comes a time when each of us comes to terms with aspects of life that can change our views and challenge long held beliefs. For me it is the present issue of police in schools (school resource officers).