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November 30, 2022

Hospital fundraising nears the finish line

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In Santa Cruz County, keeping our communities healthy is a collaborative effort by many health care service providers, and Watsonville Community Hospital is an essential piece of that puzzle. For several months now, Watsonville Community Hospital has been teetering on the verge of closure and...

Movie Review: ‘Coco’ is a masterful love letter to Mexican culture

No other movie has quite captured the “family-comes-first” Mexican culture — both the good and the bad that comes with it — that is engrained in who I am. “Coco” is like a love letter to the culture, those who grew up in it and those who appreciate it. There is hardly any pandering here. All references and cameos — there are some great ones that I won’t spoil — range from well-done to perfect.

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 1

Corruption runs deep As a Progressive I enjoy watching the Republicans and Democrats (Hillary, Trump and Biden) accuse each other of corruption. Of course both sides are correct.  If you doubt this, go to to find lists of their big-money corporate donors. Corrupting corporate money...

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 30

Letters to the Editor, Nov. 30, 2018

Letters to the Editor, June 10: Hopeful with Prop. 57

Letters to the Editor, June 10, 2017

Letters to the Editor, May 4

Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2018

Appreciating the bounty of our agriculture community

One of the healthiest food banks in the country. That’s the claim Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County makes because of the amazing generosity of our local agriculture community, the farmers, packers and farmworkers of the Pajaro Valley and beyond. Second Harvest receives more...

A sense of worthiness

Worthiness. Where does it come from? Self-esteem, feeling valuable … beliefs we acquire, not qualities that are doled out to us before we’re born. Every child comes into the world ready to be loved and cared for. And then we arrive at a conclusion about o

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 29

letter to the editor pajaronian
It’s time for unity Thanks to Mr. Wierdsma for his piece on the huge and ever-growing divide between both political parties, a well-written editorial. Having said that, I have an opinion as to the cause for said divide. President Clinton many years back, was able to...

Letter: Youth substance use is a dilemma

letter to the editor pajaronian
We really have a bigger problem as a society when youth are turning to “harder” drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine to try to deal with depression and anxiety.  Empower Watsonville is a youth-led group that focuses on expanding youth advocacy to implement more equitable...

Power outage affects thousands

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Thousands of people in Mid- and North county were without power Wednesday night, and PG&E crews turned the lights back on for...