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Giving everyone access to health coverage is a priority for Monterey Bay hospitals

With all the political instability in Washington D.C., it’s difficult to know what our health care system will look like in the future. Despite the recent failure of efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the White House appears to b

From the editor's desk, Jan. 30: A look at 2018’s calendar

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s annual awards dinner is always a night of celebration, socializing and bad jokes.

Letters to the Editor, April 27

Letters to the Editor, April 27, 2018

One shot down, one to go

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A few days after my 67th birthday in early February, I got my first Covid-19 vaccination shot a day after my wife Sarah got hers. It was really simple and straightforward. The process began with calls from our health provider, Dignity Health, about getting vaccinated....

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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...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 22: Time for Confederate monuments to come down

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 22, 2017

The timeless message of the Messiah

Memo from Pastor Rene Schlaepfer
Every year around this time, choirs perform Handel’s Messiah (including in my own congregation). What is it about a piece of music written 260 years ago that still captures hearts today––in fact, especially today, as we endure our long, strange journey through the pandemic...

On My Mind | ‘Fake news,’ ‘the enemy of the people’ — really?

As you might imagine, I’ve met a lot of people on this job — bankers, drifters, teachers, painters, priests, janitors, surgeons, pilots and other reporters.

Karma on the diamond

Congratulations St. Francis baseball! I hardly recognize you now. You are proof that the karmic wheel does turn, sometimes slowly, but it does turn. Just to remind, there’s been an orphanage or school on that hilltop since 1869, longer than most things around here. During...

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 28, 2018

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 28, 2018
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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...