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February 27, 2024

Guest view: Downtown businesses come together for Hollister parklets

As the name suggests, “small” business means the owner is, most likely, working. So, to see around 18 Hollister downtown business owners together at the Oct. 17 meeting was an unusual treat. Thanks to the Hollister City Manager, David Mirrione, and Development Services Director,...

Letter: Retired teachers bring continued value to local communities

What do retired teachers mean to the Hollister, Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill communities? A lot. After years, sometimes decades in the classroom giving back to their students, retired teachers continue to give back to local communities through their pocketbooks and their passion...

Guest view: Community has a voice in planning for second high school

Throughout the fall, San Benito High School District has engaged in an outreach effort to encourage community feedback regarding the need for a second high school.  To date, as we enter the second half of our K-8 Parent Listening and Awareness Sessions at 10 local...

Letter: Council is stuck ‘back in time’

Allow me to rearrange your headlines (from the Oct. 20 Free Lance). “Back in time,” needs to move to the right and next to the Sword Swallower. Back in time appropriately describes the actions of the city council. The photo of the parade of...

Letter: Running for reelection

Serving as a San Benito County supervisor for the past two years and nine months has been an extraordinary honor, and I will enthusiastically pursue a second term on the board in the March 2024 election to continue leading our community as a representative...

Letter: Hazel Hawkins buyer needs ‘skin in the game’

Re: Board still in talks with potential partners, Free Lance, Oct. 6, 2023 Looks like “Bargain hunting now.” Where were these potential partners before the bankruptcy declaration? Imagine that! Before there were none; now three parties are interested: American Advanced Management, Salinas Valley Memorial and...

Letter: Expand for locals only

I would very much appreciate knowing why the San Benito County Board of Supervisors is in favor of accepting OUT OF COUNTY trash and why the Hollister City Council is in favor of allowing OUT OF CITY sewage.  I’m fairly certain if either or both...

Letter: Integrity on the line at Hazel Hawkins

The views expressed in this piece are solely my own, informed by a substantial 38-year career in healthcare finance. Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital currently faces significant financial challenges, seen by many as some of its most daunting periods. It is crucial for the administration to...

Letter: Health insurance vs. healthcare

Re: Nurses point to “red flags” about potential buyer I think about the well known saying and wish to use it here: A dog can bark up the wrong tree by not seeing the offensive cat skitter across a branch onto a fence and safety....

Guest view: Water district offers fall landscape tips

Autumn is here and your garden does not need as much water in October as it does in July.  Lawns require watering a maximum of three times per week in the hot summer months and one or two times per week in the spring and...

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