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November 26, 2022

Letters to the Editor, June 24

Soccer field puts smile on my face

A huge “Thank You” to whoever is responsible for the development and maintenance of the soccer field on San Miguel Canyon Road just east of the Vega Road intersection.

Not too long ago this was an area that was a muddy mess in the winter. It is now a beautiful facility for the youth of the area to use.

A smile comes to my face each time I drive by the field and see the kids and their families having fun.

Thanks to those making this possible. 

Jim Carroll, Watsonville

A big thanks to our volunteers, donors

We would like to appreciate the many family members and community members that volunteered/donated to the Ann Soldo Spring Carnival. Our students, staff and families had a fabulous time. Thank you to several local businesses and community members that contributed to the success. Thank you, Elaine Parker, Principal of Ann Soldo Elementary.   

A big Ann Soldo All-Star thank you to the following businesses/community members for supporting the Ann Soldo Spring Carnival 2022.

  • Ace Hardware (East Lake Location)
  • Mariscos El Nayarita
  • Watsonville SpeedWay Snacks 
  • Corralitos Meat Market
  • Fruition Brewing
  • Santa Cruz Warriors
  • Cowboy’s Corner Cafe
  • Lakeside Organic Gardens
  • Hazel Hernandez 
  • Claudia Cordova
  • Jorge Macias (La Princesa Market)
  • Annie Glass
  • Streetlight Records
  • Strawberry Patch Cafe
  • Bell Bicycles in Scotts Valley
  • La Michoacana
  • Sergio Ambriz
  • Walnut Ave. Cafe

Elaine Parker, Ann Soldo Elementary Principal

Let celebrations return 

Celebrations appear similar to pre-pandemic years, and some continue to drive drunk. When I was 16, 30 years ago, I was hit by a drunken driver. I suffer daily. Look at these statistics for California: Records show 35 people were killed and 979 were arrested for drunken driving on Memorial Day weekend in 2021. In 2022, 15 were killed and 891 people were arrested. For the enforcement period of the Fourth of July in 2021, 43 people were killed and 997 were arrested for DUI. Take note that arresting and killing from drunken driving was lower in 2022 than in 2021 for Memorial Day weekend. Hoping this trend continues. Take time and visit the historic Santa Cruz Boardwalk. Freedom does not come from breaking laws. A little drinking may be too much. You never know. Have a sober driver drive you home. Don’t risk it. 

Lori Martin, Tracy


The Pajaronian welcomes letters. Letters and columns may be dropped off or mailed to The Pajaronian, 21 Brennan St., Suite 18, Watsonville, CA 95076. Letters and columns may also be sent via email to [email protected] Letters should be less than 300 words, and columns are no more than 700 words. All letters and columns must be signed and have an address and phone number for confirmation purposes. We reserve the right to edit and condense all submissions.

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