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February 23, 2024

Hollywood’s harmful fixation on fashion

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When I walked into work on Monday morning, a fellow reporter asked me if I’d tuned in to the Hollywood award show known as the Golden Globes, which was broadcasted the previous night. I had not—in fact, I didn’t even know it had aired.  I...

Hamilton trip brings joy to our hearts

By Margaret-Anne Coppernoll, Ph.D., Dan and Lillian King Foundation Board Director I would like to commend Johanna Miller for the outstanding commentary she wrote in the Oct. 15 edition of the Pajaronian on the Pajaro Middle School field trip for eighth-graders to attend “Hamilton, an...

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.

This Week in Pajaro Valley’s Past, Aug. 6

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25 years ago on Aug. 5, 1996 A crowd of 200 parents, children and friends gathered for the third annual “Watsonville Peace and Unity Day 96,” a call for peace and to remember those who have fallen to violence. “We just want to stop the...

Ask Nicole: Simple summertime ideas

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When I was a child, Summer. Lasted. For. Ever. I remember long days that usually began with picking beans and then weeds in the hot sun, followed by endless hours of playing (and bickering) with my siblings in the hot sun. By the end...

Letter: Help prevent youth suicide

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For many of us, November is the month of Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. It is a time when people gather with family and friends to express gratitude and appreciation for the good things in their lives. Families celebrate Thanksgiving as...

Year In Review: Highlighting the good in a challenging year

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Around this time last year, I wrote that 2020 was “a year that changed the world.” And I stand by that. But in my opinion, 2021 was just as challenging, if not harder. Sure, we got to see friends and family again, maybe go...

Is there no balm in Gilead … or anywhere?

Rev. Robby Olson
Looking over the suffering of his people, the prophet Jeremiah cries out in grief and dismay, "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?” (Jeremiah 8:22) That is, is there no comfort for the suffering? Is there no relief for the...

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 2

Vote for Gomez Tony Gomez has been actively involved in supporting youth in the community of Watsonville for many years.  He has volunteered his time and resources in support of the Boy Scouts of America in many capacities. He has been an adult leader for Troop...

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.
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Former supervisor, tribal leader face off against incumbent congresswoman

Longtime Silicon Valley congresswoman Zoe Lofgren is locked in a contentious battle with Muwekma Ohlone tribal leader Charlene Nijmeh and former San Benito County...