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September 17, 2020

Guest view: State places homeless in hotels

Amid an alarming spike in the spread of coronavirus in shelters and criticism that hotel rooms are sitting empty, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that nearly 900 homeless Californians have been placed into hotels and motels under a first-in-the-nation federal partnership to provide shelter during the coronavirus outbreak.

Heroes in our midst

This is a story of ordinary events that unexpectedly escalated into extraordinary circumstances, of dangerous situations that were resolved peacefully—events that in other communities...

Democracy takes a bow

There were cheers last week about the record or near-record turnout levels in the midterm elections in California, and across the U.S....

A strong Baler year

With the 2018-19 school year just completed at San Benito High School, it’s a good time to reflect on the many people...

Center serves women at Hazel Hawkins

With the five-year anniversary of the Women’s Center at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, we would like to thank the community that supported...

Slower high-speed rail?

It sounds crazy, but a presidential rant on Twitter may have forced Gov. Gavin Newsom to “clarify”—actually, backtrack—his position on California’s high-speed...

Chamber endorses ‘nodes’

What if I told you we could promote local businesses, create new jobs, generate more tax revenue for roads and local services,...

Guest view: We can beat the coronavirus

We need to work harder as a community to protect one another by understanding that this virus is serious and precautions are still needed.

Guest view: Help needed for public lands counties

This new reality will impact San Benito and Monterey counties’ ability to deliver critical services as we will not have the spike in tourism to Pinnacles National Park nor the Los Padres National Forest this year, which will reduce vital revenues on which we rely upon.

Two propositions to consider on Nov. 5

Vote yes on Propositions 46 and 47