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September 28, 2022

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 2

letter to the editor pajaronian
Proud to remain your community hospital Dear Pajaro Valley Community, It is an exciting and historic time for the Pajaro Valley. As a result of the dedication and support Watsonville Community Hospital received from this incredible community over the past several months, the Pajaro Valley Health...

Hospital fundraising nears the finish line

watsonville community hospital
In Santa Cruz County, keeping our communities healthy is a collaborative effort by many health care service providers, and Watsonville Community Hospital is an essential piece of that puzzle. For several months now, Watsonville Community Hospital has been teetering on the verge of closure and...

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Rev. John Juno Song
“The tribe is like an eagle and the eagle will only fly true and high when the wings are equal.” —South American Indian Proverb In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated Aug. 26 as “Women's Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th...

It’s not a goodbye; it’s a see you later

Tony's Thoughts
Nearly 10 years ago I took the advice of former Pajaronian Sports Editor Glenn Cravens to apply for his position as he was leaving for another regional publication. At the time, I was three years removed from my Watsonville High School graduation, and still...

Letter: ‘Build It Now, It Will Never Be Cheaper’

letter to the editor pajaronian
Thankfully common sense prevailed and Measure D was defeated. However, those who support environmentally sound electric passenger rail service on the historic Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line must not rest on their laurels.  A concerted effort must be put forth to the Santa Cruz Regional...

First Noble Truth

Jay Shinseki Watsonville
About 2,500 years ago the young prince Siddartha Gautama became what is known as the Buddha. Soon after his Enlightenment the Buddha shared with his fellow seekers what is known as the Four Noble Truths. The first of these truths is “Life is Dukkha.”...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 12

letter to the editor pajaronian
No trust in the Health Trust The Community Health Trust of the Pajaro Valley was created more than 20 years ago from the proceeds of the sale of the Watsonville Community Hospital to a private corporation. I was a founding member of the Board of...

Climate action changes, strawberries and wine

Watsonville has continued to lead the County and to be very proactive and engaged in measures to protect our environment from the negative effects of Greenhouse Emissions and through conservation of our precious freshwater resources. In recent weeks, the Council has worked together to...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 5

letter to the editor pajaronian
Extreme gratitude, but we aren’t done yet I am extremely grateful to the voters of the Pajaro Valley for supporting our campaign for Santa Cruz County Supervisor. We are headed into the November runoff in a strong position. With over 46% of the vote, a...

Watsonville Community Hospital’s future is in our hands

Watsonville Community Hospital
At present, Watsonville Hospital Corporation is in Bankruptcy Court, putting this essential institution at risk. It’s critical to this region that Watsonville Community Hospital continues serving the community. Fortunately, our local and state governments, health-focused nonprofits, medical establishment and donors are working hard to...
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Mariners looking to make some noise in league play | Girls...

APTOS—Matt Anderson has adjusted quite well in his second stint as coach of the Aptos High girls’ golf team. He’s feeling more confident than...