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July 26, 2021

Letters to the Editor, March 26

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Time for a change The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees rightfully denied a bill for legal services hired solely, against Board Policy, by Georgia Acosta. Knowing the board has its own attorney (separate from PVUSD), she hired outside attorneys without authority to...

City should not be taking Covid-19 funding

City should not be taking Covid-19 funding I was delighted to see that the Watsonville City Council approved “a little more than a half-million dollars of federal funding to bolster the community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.” I was very disappointed, however, to note that of...

Parks and recreation update

By Rebecca J. Garcia, Watsonville Mayor All my grandchildren learned to swim through the Watsonville summer aquatics program. They went underwater, they floated, they played and they swam. So much fun. However, there will be no summer aquatics program this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic....

Tony’s Thoughts: Hank Garcia, please reopen Fox Theater

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Hank Garcia, we’ve never met before—I hope that changes in the near future—but I want you to know you’ve had a massive impact on my life. You helped me see new worlds. You helped me learn English. You helped me fall in love with...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31, 2018

Climate action and adaptation plan

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By Rebecca J. Garcia, Watsonville Mayor We are experiencing a crisis with the Covid-19 worldwide pandemic. We also are in a crisis with climate change. It is anticipated we have 10 years left to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. In 2015 the City...

Letter to the Editor, March 15: Throwing gasoline on the fire?

Letter to the Editor, March 15, 2018

Greg Becker, June 15: A rail travelogue and commentary

I have ridden the train from Watsonville to Santa Cruz.

Movie Review: Disappointing third act keeps 'Wonder Woman' from greatness

The first half of “Wonder Woman” is excellent. The characters are deep, the acting is believable, the set pieces are excellent and the comedy is well written — Pine kills every scene he’s in with his perfect delivery. But the second half devolves into a C

This week in Pajaro Valley’s Past, Feb. 26

Compiled by Steve Bankhead 25 years ago on  Feb. 23, 1996 A 13-member delegation from Watsonville’s sister city Kawakami, Japan began a whirlwind tour here of our lettuce industry. The lettuce industry began in Japan during the U.S. occupation after World War II when a mess...
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Two arrested in Santa Cruz Black Lives Matter mural vandalism

SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz police arrested two men suspected of vandalizing a large Black Lives Matter mural in Santa Cruz on Saturday by making a...