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July 1, 2022

New year, new beginnings

The 2021-22 school year starts next week. Beginnings are an opportunity to reflect on lessons from the past and build upon them for a new future. Our motto for this year is PVUSD C.A.R.E.S! The “C.A.R.E.S.” portion stands for: Connect, Accelerate, Recover, Enrich and...

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...

Sesario Escoto: Why Spanish-speaking and Latino volunteers are important for youth in foster care

The parents of 13-year-old “Esmerelda” were desperately trying to keep her safe, as the girl was acting out and exhibiting high-risk behaviors. However, the parents had their own struggle with alcohol, and one night things escalated into physical violence, and the police were called.

And there I stood with my piccolo

Rev. Robin Mathews-Johnson
Memo from Rev. Mathews-Johnson Composer Meredith Willson once told the story of a band whose music so pleased a king of long ago that he opened his royal treasury to the musicians. He invited them to walk in and to fill their instruments with as...

From the editor's desk, Jan. 16: Some goals for the council in 2018

When the Watsonville City Council meets for the first time in 2018 Tuesday night, it will mark the beginning of another year of decisions that will shape the community far into the future. Here is what I hope to see the council achieve over the year.

A lament

Rev. Robby Olson
Questioning God’s character and promises? Welcome to the Bible! Most readers of the Bible spend little time in the book of Lamentations, a short book of five poems composed by an anonymous Hebrew poet, reflecting on the fall of Jerusalem in the 6th century BCE....

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 4, 2019

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 4, 2019

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...

No greater love

Memo from Pastor Rene Schlaepfer
Memo from Pastor Rene This summer our nation is reeling at the horrific police brutality on display in the death of George Floyd and others, and grappling with the difficult task of criminal justice reform––and the broader plague of systemic racism. But while the country’s focus...

Watsonville Mayor's Update, September 2018

Watsonville Mayor's Update, September 2018

PVA to host art and history conference

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) will host a one-day conference on July 9 centered around the figure Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Attendees will explore the historic...