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May 21, 2022

Balancing the Pajaronian and the PV Health Care District

Tony's Thoughts
On Tuesday, I was appointed to the inaugural board of directors of the Pajaro Valley Health Care District. I’m honored that the selection committee of supervisors Greg Caput and Zach Friend, County Administrative Officer Carlos Palacios, Health Services Agency Director Mónica Morales and Salud Para...

Letters to the Editor, May 6

letter to the editor pajaronian
Responding to levee assessment concerns In response to Sandra Haven’s letter about things people should consider prior to voting on the Pajaro Regional Flood Management Agency’s proposed assessment for levee maintenance, I’d like to add the following considerations: The proposed assessment is for current and ongoing...

Addressing crime from all angles

Tony's Thoughts
I didn’t know Feliciano Martinez Perea but his story is not foreign to me. It’s a story that many Watsonville residents know. It’s the immigrant’s story. Martinez Perea hailed from the small town of San Martín Peras, Oaxaca, Mexico. He came to Watsonville to...

Cultivating fruit

Rev. Robby Olson
One of my favorite passages in the Christian scriptures comes from Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. Perhaps surprisingly, the reason I love it so much is how not-religious it is.  The passage sets up a contrast between disparate ways we can choose to...

Easter: From Locked to Unleashed

Memo from Pastor Rene Schlaepfer
“On the evening of that first day of the week, the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear…” (Gospel of John 20:19a) The time: Passover week. The place: Jerusalem. The scene: An upper room. Locked doors. The stale air is thick with uncertainty about the...

Summer school programs

By Jennifer Holm & Jennifer Schacher, PVUSD Board President & Vice-President In a little less than a month, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District school year draws to a close, and we move into summer. While the gap between June and August can be a...

Pajaro Valley loses another giant

Tony's Thoughts
It has been a tough few months for the Pajaro Valley. Back in December, we lost the great Lou Arbanas, a key historian with the Pajaro Valley Historical Association. Then, in January, Judy Doering Nielsen, a stalwart volunteer who served as Watsonville Mayor, died....

My most anticipated summer 2017 movies

Here are my seven most anticipated summer films, starting next month and ending during the last week of August.

Watching war crimes as we prepare for Easter

Rev. Robby Olson
As I write this, images of atrocities in the city of Bucha, a suburb of Kiev, Ukraine, are crossing our screens. Executed civilians, hands bound, lying prostrate on the road. Neighborhoods targeted and destroyed, leaving innocent Ukrainians in the wake. A cyclist, seemingly shot...

Measure U apathy is troubling

Tony's Thoughts
At the moment, it seems that there is a very small number of Watsonville residents that have a grasp of the enormous question they will face in the November election. That is extremely troubling. Come Nov. 8, Watsonville voters will decide whether they would like to...

‘Catz earn top seed in CCS D-II field | High school...

It wasn’t whether or not the Watsonville High softball team was going to qualify for the Central Coast Section playoffs. The big question was where...