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April 22, 2021

Residents endorse candidates, measures | Letters to the Editor

Re-elect Supervisor Zach Friend As a long-time Second District voter, I write in strong support of Zach Friend’s re-election as our Santa Cruz County Supervisor in the March 3 election. He was originally elected in 2012 and was re-elected in 2016. A graduate of UC...

For the Love of Flicks: ‘A Star is Born’ marks the start of Oscar season

“A Star is Born,” a fourth remake of the 1937 film, forgets the fluff of summer popcorn flicks, and brings the human experience to the forefront. Cooper, who also stars alongside singer-turned-actress Lady Gaga, isn’t afraid to go wherever the story needs to, and that freewheeling approach produces some of the most uncomfortable and organic moments in cinema this year.

From the editor's desk, July 11: A booming success for the airport

I figured I would show up an hour or so after the gates opened at the Watsonville Municipal Airport for the first-ever Fire in the Sky open house last week. Turns out, I almost missed my chance to park, and perhaps, miss the show entirely.

Movie Review: 'The Last Jedi' feels bloated, empty at same time

Truth is, “The Last Jedi” feels more like a filler television episode than the grand galactic opera the series is known for. There is no doubt that this film is beautiful and it definitely has the whimsical DNA that has kept the franchise trucking forward for 40 years. But the eighth installment in this storyline feels a bit empty, has some weird tonal problems and sticks around longer than it should.

Now is the time to respect our leaders

Respect our leaders  I am a Ph.D. in agriculture and marine research in the Monterey Bay for the past 50 years. I have read about and seen nearly every political regime, agricultural and oceanic issue as it relates to Monterey Bay during those last five...

Letters to the Editor, March 8, 2019

Letters to the Editor, March 8, 2019

Responding to the Grand Jury’s Measure L report

Much of the grand jury report about Measure L was true, two years ago. It fails to recognize the many changes that have taken place since.

Letters to the Editor, June 10: Hopeful with Prop. 57

Letters to the Editor, June 10, 2017

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.

Setting unreachable standards

By Greg Caput, County Supervisor To what standards are we held or judged by? If the standard is perfection, then everyone fails. A symbol of George Washington is under scrutiny at the Watsonville City Plaza. He was a victorious hero of the revolution 245 years...
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O’Neill Sea Odyssey hosting Virtual Earth Day event Thursday

SANTA CRUZ—On Thursday, April 22, O’Neill Sea Odyssey and its partners will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a free virtual event...