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June 26, 2022

Guest view: City Hall Pride Flag promotes love, acceptance

In 1978, an openly gay man named Gilbert Baker designed a Rainbow Flag that represents a symbol of pride for the gay community. It has been said that Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials in the United States of America,...

Letter: Let’s work together to vaccinate the world

Will another Dr. Jonas Salk bring an end to this Covid pandemic? Have people not known or have forgotten what living in a polio epidemic was like? Let me remind you. A lifetime of paralysis, iron lung living or death were proximate outcomes for...

Letters: Immigrants are essential

Immigrants are essential The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants for many years. In CA our economy and way of living depend on field workers many of whom are immigrants.  Our culture has been enriched by the new foods, music, art and life experiences of...

Letter: Let’s keep winning

“I just wanted them to feel what it’s like to win,” said Bryan Smith, Baler football coach. I think that’s the way San Benito County residents should feel because our SBC Health Department announces that about 24% of us have been fully vaccinated. That...

Letter to the editor: Masks are worse than tyranny

According to the April 11 San Jose Mercury News, there have been 30,960,646 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 558,755 deaths for a case fatality rate of 1.8%—meaning 98.2% of all people who get Covid will not die from it. California’s is...

Letter: Abolish the COG

Motorists are paying more than 102% of the cost of highway construction and maintenance with our gas taxes. Meanwhile, transit riders are paying only about 1% of all costs, fixed, capital and operational of their transit rides. Most bus seats are transported empty in SBC,...

Guest view: Funding the childcare industry supports working women

With a lack of societal and government support during the pandemic, women are having to make some tough decisions. In the U.S., more than 2.3 million women have left the labor force since the start of the pandemic as shown in research done by...

Guest view: Film fest brings online cinema, family fun to South Valley

By Mattie Scariot The Poppy Jasper International Film Festival will take place virtually from Wednesday, April 7 to Tuesday, April 20 this year. This longtime, internationally acclaimed, local festival in Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy, Hollister and San Juan Bautista will feature fantastic films, panels,...

Letters to the editor: Covid-19 restrictions; Health Foundation

Hold them accountable With the loosening up of some of the unconstitutional Covid restrictions that have been implemented in California, it’s important that we don’t let up with the pressure campaign on all of our elected and appointed officials.  The governor, our state representative, state senator,...

Guest view: Sign up for vaccine on My Turn site

By Kollin Kosmicki San Benito County experienced two significant milestones this past week with regard to Covid-19.  For one, we moved from the most restrictive “Purple” tier to the less restrictive “Red” tier for state guidance. This allows us to permit such activities as dining, fitness...

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