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January 20, 2021

Question of the Week

Do you feel safe in Watsonville? Yes: 338 | No: 126 Public comment Jennifer Banchero Olds: I don't feel particularly unsafe, but I would say I'm definitely wary. I moved out of Watsonville in 1997, and I will say I did NOT feel safe living there. But...

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.

Letter to the Editor, March 13: Progressive Rail’s motives questionable

Letter to the Editor, March 13, 2018

Sepi Taghvaei and Zach Friend, June 29: Dental care crisis continues in SC County

We see it daily … the effects of limited access to dental care in our community: adults with abscessed teeth and swollen faces that end up in emergency rooms and county clinics, children who are missing school because of dental pain, seniors who are losing weight due to poor dental health, teenagers who have low self-esteem because of dental decay.

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17: Thank you, Robert Avila-Arce

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17, 2018

Reviewing an unprecedented year

By Greg Caput, County Supervisor It is no surprise to most of us that this has been an unprecedented year with the emergence of Covid-19 and the CZU fires. During these times of uncertainty, we are facing deep emotional distress. The residents of Santa Cruz...

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 from the length and breadth of California, together with lots...

Leslie DeRose, Maria Orozco and Kimberly De Serpa, March 22: In praise of school counselors

Recently, the Register-Pajaronian published an article regarding counseling services available to students in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. While the article touched on key components, it did miss an opportunity to depict the many positive elements that encompass the district’s services to its most fragile students.

Trina Coffman-Gomez, Nov. 30: Clarifying misconceptions and moving forward, part two

This is a continuation of Trina Coffman-Gomez’s column from last week’s edition, which touches on misconceptions surrounding the county’s transportation planning.

Watsonville police arrest man wanted for attempted murder

WATSONVILLE—A man wanted for an attempted murder in Watsonville on Jan. 7 was arrested Tuesday during a high-risk traffic stop. Ian Coetzee, 21, was charged...