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April 1, 2023

Letters to the Editor (Aug. 3)

People are Abusing Handicap-Designated Parking Spots

Thanks for supporting who?

Our Congress is presently considering $87 billion for Iraq. This

Grief and inspiration

My sister, Julia Cecilia Smith, was an inspiration to me, my

Arnie needed a broom, nation needs a Kirby to clean up government mess

There seems to be considerable articles about the mismanagement,

Letter: One person can make a difference

Almost everyone recognizes that improving our local economy is one of the most important things we have to do to secure Hollister’s future. The question is what is the best way to reach that goal? While I support big, long-range projects, such as airport improvements and the Westside plan, which both have enormous potential, they often take a very long time to produce results and when only a few projects are on the table any problem can ruin years of planning or add decades to completion.

Writing unbecoming an editor

With a great deal of dismay and unbelief, I read,

Guest View: ACE supports Measure J initiative

Two and a half years ago San Benito County got a wakeup call that the enhanced petroleum extraction juggernaut that has swept large areas of the US can happen anywhere, even here. Mysterious giant thumper trucks showed up in our neighborhood on the western edge of San Benito County, and it soon was revealed that they were prospecting for oil. Neighbors were concerned, and a grass roots effort was launched, Aromas Cares for the Environment or ACE. We educated ourselves about petroleum extraction, and learned that there are new technologies such as fracking being widely used in other states. We also discovered that San Benito County’s regulation of oil drilling was almost non-existent. ACE set out to do something about that. We worked with the Board of Supervisors for almost a year, culminating in the passage of a new County ordinance that brought some scrutiny to the process of obtaining an oil drilling permit here. The ordinance doesn’t have all of the protections that we wanted, but it was the best compromise that could be approved at the time.

Letter: Reader remembers late worker Reid

My family and I were shocked and saddened by the passing of Stacey Reid, a manager at Save Mart. Mr. Reid was a positive person who seemed to engage all his customers.

For whom the bell tolls

The Terry Schiavo case has indeed laid bare the ghoulish face of