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On My Mind, Jan. 2: Hansen Feed owner passes on

I am deeply saddened to learn that my friend Richie Hansen, owner of Hansen Feed and Pet Supply on Freedom Boulevard, has passed on. He was only 65.

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 30: Let’s pay our teachers

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 30, 2017

Isabel Espiritu

Isabel G. Espiritu died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 23: The road to tax reform — the rich get richer

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 23, 2017

Movie Review: 'The Last Jedi' feels bloated, empty at same time

Truth is, “The Last Jedi” feels more like a filler television episode than the grand galactic opera the series is known for. There is no doubt that this film is beautiful and it definitely has the whimsical DNA that has kept the franchise trucking forward for 40 years. But the eighth installment in this storyline feels a bit empty, has some weird tonal problems and sticks around longer than it should.

Civics Summit Planning Committee, Dec. 16: Your vote is your voice

Voter apathy and disengagement only feed into further discontent with the political system. If a small number of voters, regardless of political affiliation, are the only ones to decide the issues, we all have to live with these repercussions. All elections have consequences and democracies are not spectator sports.

Abel Mejia, Dec. 16: Public relations 101

The Human Resources Assistant Superintendent of Pajaro Valley Unified School District should take some remedial courses in public relations if she is going to succeed at her job. She is only partly to blame for the mess that is our district’s negotiation process and the job that the district does to provide for our children’s needs.

Lori Butterworth, Dec. 14: Will the new tax law strangle charitable giving?

As we approach the end of the year, those of us who run local nonprofits are biting our nails reading predictions about how the proposed tax bill will affect charitable giving.
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