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June 1, 2020

No, there are no Coronavirus cases in Watsonville

Let’s set the record straight. There are no confirmed Coronavirus cases in Watsonville and we did not report that absolute falsehood. I can say that with 100 percent certainty.  For those that do not know, someone on the internet...

Question of the Week

Are you in favor of renewing the updated public safety sales tax—previously known as Measure G—set for the March 2020 election? Yes: 24 | No: 47 Public comment: Daniel Dodge...

It’s time to honor Fermin Tobera

Fermin Tobera should be a household name in Watsonville. It should be a name that is remembered and celebrated by all who have ever lived in the Pajaro Valley, and believe in justice, equality and progress. Sadly, it’s not, and that...

Tony’s Thoughts: Watsonville staff finally gets it

An updated version of Measure G—the half-cent public safety sales tax passed by voters in 2014—will be on Watsonville residents’ ballots next year. The new measure, which is still unnamed at the moment, has the same spirit as Measure...

Question of the Week

Do you like to shopping in downtown Watsonville? Yes: 134 | No: 415 Public comment Neera Bhatnagar: Parking is tricky and/or not safe. The shops are not generally meeting my needs....

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 11, 2019

Thanks for supporting Birding Fest The Monterey Bay Birding Festival thanks The Pajaronian for printing and distributing an attractive and informative program guide for this year’s festival held in Watsonville. Birdwatchers from 14 different states and...

Question of the Week

Yes: 91 No: 22 Public Comment Joey Elijah Martinez: The city is focused on stuff that’s a waste of money but doesn’t do nothing about all the syringes all over Ramsay Park...

An open letter to City Manager Matt Huffaker, Watsonville staff

In 2015, developer Kamalesh Patel proposed to replace the National 9 motel across from St. Patrick’s church with a four-story La Quinta. The proposed hotel did not comply with Watsonville ordinances intended to control development of downtown properties. In a 2016 public...

Answering the lingering questions about Watsonville Community Hospital sale

As the clock ticks down until Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust votes on whether to exercise its right of first refusal to take over the Watsonville Community Hospital, the nurses who organized the town hall want to make sure they address the questions raised by the public. While there were many question cards turned in on Sunday, three main themes emerged.

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 15

Hilton Hotel construction Of course developer Mr. Patel has every reason to feel “disheartened” regarding the opposition to his Hilton hotel project on Western Drive. Here is a man who has invested time and money in...
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Covid-19 watsonville

State gives Central Coast counties ​green light to open dine-in restaurants​,...

WATSONVILLE—The California Department of Public Health approved Covid-19 County Variance Attestation forms for both Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, the counties announced...