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November 26, 2020

Luis Alejo | A 25-year movement for peace and unity

Exactly 25 years ago this Sunday, the Watsonville community was shocked after the tragic shootings of 9-year old Jessica Cortez and her 16-year old brother, Jorge Cortez at El Nopal Bakery in Pajaro.

A key step forward for Pajaro River Project

By Congressman Jimmy Panetta and Supervisor Zach Friend As your federal and local representatives, we take very seriously the job of ensuring our communities are safe and resilient. To this end, we have been working closely with the U.S....

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...

Three ways to help friends in crisis

Memo from Pastor Rene Schlaepfer
Memo from Pastor Rene A friend who is a local marriage and family therapist told me recently she’s booked solid with Zoom counseling sessions every day. “People are feeling so much anxiety now,” she said, “more than I’ve...

Support public education, vote yes on Measure R

Support public education  Cabrillo College didn’t exist in 1953. Santa Cruz County taxpayers paid Monterey County for my 1955 Associate Arts degree from Monterey Peninsula College, for which I am eternally grateful. The older generations, many of them World...

Question of the Week

Yes: 91 No: 22 Public Comment Joey Elijah Martinez: The city is focused on stuff that’s a waste of money but doesn’t do nothing about all the syringes all over Ramsay Park...

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...

Movie Review: 'American Assassin' wastes Keaton, O'Brien performances

“American Assassin” does absolutely nothing new. That would be fine if it did any of the recycled action-thriller elements well but it doesn’t. The performances from Keaton and O’Brien make it enjoyable in spurts but I wish they had more to do than bicker with each other like a damn scene of “Friday Night Lights.”

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 15

Hilton Hotel construction Of course developer Mr. Patel has every reason to feel “disheartened” regarding the opposition to his Hilton hotel project on Western Drive. Here is a man who has invested time and money in...

Movie Review: 'Logan' is perfect, well-earned send off for Jackman

Director James Mangold's second dive into the X-Men world is a deep and honest cut into the character of Wolverine/Logan, the persecution that comes with being different or misunderstood and one's ability to hurt, forgive and move on.
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Work continues on PV field

While the artificial turf has been rolled out at Pajaro Valley High's new athletic field, work continues on the overall project.