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June 15, 2024

Letter: A mystery theater at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

Re: Hospital board appeals Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Free Lance 4/5/24 We have a mystery theater. The title is, "Who Killed the Hospital?” The time is now. The place is right here in Hollister.  Scenes: The hospital board meeting on the second floor of the Services Building....

Letter: Congratulations to local schools

We are pleased to extend a well-deserved congratulations to R.O. Hardin Elementary School, Rancho San Justo Middle School, Sunnyslope Elementary School and Calaveras School for the recent performance accomplishments of their students, teachers and administrators.  These schools all recently succeeded in exiting the state Additional...

Letter: Overcome greed

Re: “Medi-Cal not the solution to expand healthcare,” Free Lance, March 29. What have we learned from the pandemic, or are we in another pandemic? The symptoms seem to be having a hunger when we are not hungry. These symptoms are not like body obesity...

Letter: Hospital board like a lifeboat at bay

With sunshine warmth, spring breaks and Easter season upon us we must go to the beach. At the ocean—smooth with few white caps—we see a lifeboat rising and falling in swells with paddlers poking the blue. The people in this lifeboat are not in...

Letter: Central Valley Project allocates water to San Benito County

The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) has announced initial surface water supply allocations from the Central Valley Project (CVP) for the 2024 water year.  The 2023 water year left most California reservoirs in a good place, after a record-setting winter. While it has been a slow...

Letter: City sewer comments poorly motivated

In a recent Free Lance article regarding a break in the sewer pipe in Hollister, two elected officials made disparaging and unsubstantiated claims against Hollister City Council members: “They don’t care about what the citizens of Hollister, especially on the west side, have to...

Letter: Keep Hazel Hawkins green on St. Patrick’s Day

We can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day because when our fields of lettuce, onions and peppers are green they must look like the green isle of Ireland. We must carefully view the spoken brogue of those in public office because not all want to preserve our...

Letter: Lawsuit abuse inflation hits all Californians

What would you do if you had another $2,298? Take a tropical island vacation, buy new kitchen appliances, put the money in the bank or hand it over, as you do now, through higher prices every time you shop by way of the little...

Letter: A call for justice and equity

San Benito County is facing significant challenges in its legal representation for indigent clients, with glaring issues in the current contract system. This includes low rates of litigation, minimal jury trials and lack of motions to suppress evidence—all of which raise ethical and procedural...

Letter: Let’s become a roar at the polls

“My vote doesn’t count,” is heard frequently but let’s look at how one vote does count. Our vote is our voice. Our voice is us. We are heard when we vote. Let’s remember that when anyone attends a Super Bowl game or even a...

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