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November 29, 2021

Letters: Get vaccinated

Get vaccinated What better place to locate a vaccine clinic for ages 12 and up than at a middle school. Kudos to San Benito County Health Department for scheduling this Covid-19 vaccine clinic at Rancho San Justo Middle School on Rancho Dr. on Tuesday and...

Letter: Let’s work together to vaccinate the world

Will another Dr. Jonas Salk bring an end to this Covid pandemic? Have people not known or have forgotten what living in a polio epidemic was like? Let me remind you. A lifetime of paralysis, iron lung living or death were proximate outcomes for...

Letters: Immigrants are essential

Immigrants are essential The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants for many years. In CA our economy and way of living depend on field workers many of whom are immigrants.  Our culture has been enriched by the new foods, music, art and life experiences of...

Letter: Let’s keep winning

“I just wanted them to feel what it’s like to win,” said Bryan Smith, Baler football coach. I think that’s the way San Benito County residents should feel because our SBC Health Department announces that about 24% of us have been fully vaccinated. That...

Letter to the editor: Masks are worse than tyranny

According to the April 11 San Jose Mercury News, there have been 30,960,646 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 558,755 deaths for a case fatality rate of 1.8%—meaning 98.2% of all people who get Covid will not die from it. California’s is...

Letter: Abolish the COG

Motorists are paying more than 102% of the cost of highway construction and maintenance with our gas taxes. Meanwhile, transit riders are paying only about 1% of all costs, fixed, capital and operational of their transit rides. Most bus seats are transported empty in SBC,...

Letters to the editor: Covid-19 restrictions; Health Foundation

Hold them accountable With the loosening up of some of the unconstitutional Covid restrictions that have been implemented in California, it’s important that we don’t let up with the pressure campaign on all of our elected and appointed officials.  The governor, our state representative, state senator,...

Letter: Fairview Road is in dismal condition

The condition of Fairview Road is more than just appalling (could be said to be shocking, disgusting, and with a thesaurus, I could go on and on). I have not seen any helipads within any of the city developments, so I’m guessing many travel...

Letters: Reopen schools; vaccine myths

Reopen schools now The time for talking is over, THE SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA NEED TO BE REOPENED IMMEDIATELY! San Benito County has an interesting record in terms of schools. Many rural schools in San Benito County have been open for in person instruction since August,...

Letters to the editor: Sargent Ranch

Quarry would destroy critical ecosystem Just outside of Gilroy, Sargent Ranch is home to critical plant and animal life. Yet the land was purchased in auction by an investor group located in San Diego. The group is bent on building an open sand and gravel...