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November 25, 2020

Zach Friend and Erica Padilla-Chavez: PVPSA helping young people thrive

For more than 25 years, an important nonprofit has been quietly working in our community to support our schools, students and their parents — Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA).

On my mind, Aug. 26: Three big losses

It is with great sadness that I write about the passing of three important friends, who I believe played a huge role in shaping the fabric of Watsonville: Jim Rector, master home builder, Peggy Avalos, site manager at the Watsonville Senior Center through Community Bridges, and Lorraine Stucki, community activist and former Couch Distributing worker.

Bill Monning, Jan. 6: January is Blood Donor Month

It is the beginning of a new year and it is time for us to remember how we can help our friends, neighbors, and community through the simple act of giving blood. January has been known as National Blood Donor Month since 1970 because people are busy with their post-holiday schedules, trying to get back into their work and/or school routines, and forget about making time to donate blood.

Movie Review: All flash, no substance: 'Kong: Skull Island' underwhelming

If you are looking for destructive beast-vs-beast action you won’t be disappointed. If you’re looking for story, character development or good pacing and dialogue, you will be left wanting your money back.

On My Mind, Aug. 24: What stop sign? What speed bump?

I live between a stop sign and a speed bump. There’s an official city traffic sign posted standing at the edge of my front yard: “Speed Bump, 15 mph.” No one does that.

A new decade before us, a year of change behind us | On My Mind

This is our last paper of the year and here comes 2020. I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I know I’m setting myself up for something that most likely will cave in—a new workout regimen,...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24, 2018

Tony's Thoughts: The City has a plan for downtown — you should be there to hear it

The City of Watsonville will have its first public meeting concerning its long-awaited Downtown Specific Plan in the Civic Plaza Community Room B on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Trina Coffman-Gomez, Nov. 9: Unified Corridor Study: How we got to this juncture

While there are many more reports and milestones the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) has accomplished, here is my summary of the history lesson.

On My Mind: One giant leap

Saturday will mark 50 years since the first person set foot on the Moon. That was the same year that the Beatles last performed live together on the rooftop of Apple Records in England. That year also marked the first Concorde jet’s test flight in France and the Boeing 747 jumbo jet made its debut. It was also the year 350,000 rock-n-roll fans poured into the Woodstock outdoor concert in New York.

POW/MIA flags to be flown at school district buildings

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees at its Nov. 18 meeting unanimously approved a resolution to fly POW/MIA flags...