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April 14, 2024

Letter: Mayor’s ‘gifts’ defy true holiday spirit

The little Drummer Boy tunefully beats a rhythm to find the true spirit of Christmas. But like or unlike the little drummer boy, I’m wondering if the mayor’s year-long gifts are in the true spirit of Christmas. True giving is giving without expecting a...

Guest view: San Juan Highway project gains financial support

I’m pleased to announce that due to my consistently vocal advocacy, the county is moving forward on plans to repave the segment of San Juan Highway that runs along Anzar High School.  This long overdue project could start as early as this summer, but the...

Letter: LULAC extends gratitude for unprecedented collaboration

In a remarkable testament to unity and shared purpose, The League of United Latin American Citizens Council 2890 (LULAC) proudly extends its deepest gratitude to VFW Post 9242 and American Legion Post 69 for joining forces. This historic collaboration has not only bridged gaps...

Letters: We deserve truth

We deserve to know the truth No one should be above the law, that is a very important recurrent theme in our society, especially right now in this political climate that we find ourselves in. I have long held the belief that politics in this...

Letter: Foster respect by helping, encouraging youth

After seeing a recent news story regarding the fights at Hollister High School, I started thinking about something you hear a lot of people say today, and I am sure my parents used to say about us and their parents said about them: “These...

Letter: Grinches try to spoil local healthcare

Six Grinches sit on the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital Board; one leads as HHMH CEO. These grinches have sad faces because they are worried, upset and frankly grouchy.  A hospital board member does not have an easy job. That person must read and think a...

Letter: Charge former supervisor for taking signs

What former San Benito County Supervisor Anthony Botelho did was wrong (“DA will not charge Botelho in case of missing sign,” Nov. 24 Hollister Free Lance) and there should be consequences, and because he is a “spokesperson” for the development company they should also...

Letters: No one is above the law

Investigate Botelho, Strada Verde I am very concerned by recent reports that former Supervisor Anthony Botelho was caught pulling down signs alerting citizens to the negative impact of the proposed Strada Verde development. I understand that there have been no charges against him for those...

Letter: Keep space open for living and thriving

The frequent skyward grind of one winged craft tugging another winged but motor-less craft compels me to look up and wonder. Those pilots must see from above what I can only see by the photography that spilled from my mailbox. The arrival of maps and...

Letter: Cold War thinking is now outdated

Re: Veterans of Cold War, Free Lance 11/10/23 Sightless only able to see the bones in his legs followed by an explosion of reds, purples and greens, then a violent buffet by a windless powerful mystery happening 68 years ago severely embedded in the mind...

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