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December 8, 2023

PHOTO: Community lights up menorah for Hanukkah

Leila Veitch lights up the first candle of a menorah Thursday evening at the town clock in downtown Santa Cruz in honor of her...

PHOTO: Corralitos decorates tree in annual tradition

People gather in Corralitos Tuesday to decorate a live tree. Jerry Bonnema said he has headed up the effort for about 30 years. "The...

Six from PVUSD earn competitive national scholarship

As high school seniors across the nation plan their adult lives, many are considering colleges and universities. Invariably, these questions are guided by a...

County issues ‘plea’ for Pajaro levee repairs

County of Monterey officials sent a letter to federal representatives Wednesday questioning the delays in repairs to two breaches along the Pajaro River levee. The...

PVUSD Superintendent search moves forward

A total of 18 people have so far applied for Pajaro Valley Unified School District’s superintendent position that opened in June when Michelle Rodriguez...

Briefs: VFW Post 1716 honors students, teacher; Santa Tour upcoming

VFW Post 1716 honors students, teacher Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1716 in Freedom recently gave out scholarships and awards. Every year, the post hands out...


letter to the editor pajaronian
Hospital is a lifeline for Watsonville I had an array of emotions after reading that the Watsonville Community Hospital got approved for a bond to fund much-needed repairs.  Currently, Watsonville is home to around 51,000 people, and for many, this hospital is all that they have in regards to healthcare services....

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Officials urge preventative health measures this holiday season

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—County health officials announced Tuesday that seasonal cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and the flu have been reported earlier than usual...