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November 29, 2021

Letter to the editor: Answering the mayor’s lies

Ignacio Velazquez’s screed responding to the Notice of Intention to Recall him from the Mayor’s office in Hollister opens with a lie and closes with a lie. Of course, this is to be expected from a mayor who apparently doesn’t know the difference between...

Guest view: With cases surging, county panel urges vaccinations

A consistent uptick of Covid-19 cases in San Benito County, the Delta variant’s growing presence and a slowing vaccination rate here have raised serious concerns about our progress fighting this deadly pandemic.  This new reality we face is daunting, but vaccines remain the only solution...

Letters to the editor: Thank you to the Hollister Library

Thank you to Hollister Library I must put pen to paper and express my sincere gratitude to the Hollister Library for making the last year and a half so much better during the pandemic!! They made it possible for me to get every book I...

Letter to the editor: Inspect wells during drought

California, like much of the West, is facing a year of extreme drought which is causing some issues for residential water wells across the state. Water wells are a reliable, affordable, and safe source of water for over a million California residents and when...

Letter: Bring justice to victims

To District Attorney Candice Hooper,  On Sunday June 20, 2021 (Fathers Day) at approximately 6:25pm, Sarah Villar and Tayler Schmitt were walking along the sidewalk on Sunnyslope Avenue in Hollister when they were savagely and brutally run down by a drunk driver, who at the...

Letter to the editor: Demand in-person meetings now

This past Thursday, I had the privilege of attending the turning point USA informational meeting held in Hollister. It was a great event with some very eye opening material presented, but the greatest thing about it was that there was a large in-person crowd....

Letter: Money talks when it comes to highway nodes

If anyone thinks George Washington’s lips on a dollar bill don’t move, they have another thought coming, because this is how money talks. Money talks and talks big. Not long ago, before the pandemic, we had a local election. One of the issues was related...

Letter to the editor: Wisdom without intelligence

In one of my previous letters, I mentioned that tolerance does not equal acceptance. I would also submit itelligence does not always equal wisdom.  As our elected and appointed officials continue to make policy regarding the pandemic and an attempt to get past it, they...

Letter to the editor: Shameful comparison

According to local media, San Juan Bautista Mayor Leslie Jordan, at the gay pride flag raising on May 29, compared the LGBTQ community to other marginalized groups who led the way to equality in California, including the Japanese-Americans who were incarcerated during WWII. A review...

Letter: Rely on science, facts

State health officials confirm Gov. Newsom’s announcement that on June 15 the state will reopen for businesses, events and schools because cases are down and vaccinations are up. That is awesome!  Yet, another letter writer does not think so. Mr. Logue seems to be opposed...