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August 19, 2022

Commemorating 75th of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Jay Shinseki Watsonville
MEMO FROM REV. SHINSEKI Blood stains cannot be removed by more blood; resentment cannot be removed by more resentment; resentment can only be removed by letting it go. —Teachings of the Buddha This month will mark the 75th anniversary of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nakasaki...

The responsibilities of serving on a school board

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We usually discuss issues occurring within the district. However, for this month’s column, we decided to take a different approach and shed some light on our roles as trustees and the process of decision-making. What is it like to take on a publicly elected...

Taking pride in our fairgrounds

Jimmy Dutra
The Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds is a hidden gem that needs to be protected. It has been said that fairgrounds date back to Greek times where they were created to offer a place for people to buy and sell goods. Over the years fairgrounds...

Greg Becker, Aug. 31: Follow the money of rail trail supporters

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Register-Pajaronian published an identical letter, headlined respectively “Are Koch brothers behind rail-trail opposition?” and “Big money trying to kill rail trail.” It asserted that the Greenway trail leadership has “suddenly appeared” and is playing into the hands of the Koch brothers and “Americans for Prosperity.”

From the editor's desk, July 11: A booming success for the airport

I figured I would show up an hour or so after the gates opened at the Watsonville Municipal Airport for the first-ever Fire in the Sky open house last week. Turns out, I almost missed my chance to park, and perhaps, miss the show entirely.

From the editor's desk, Aug. 15: Celebrating 150 years

The Register-Pajaronian will be celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2018, and this is where you, the readers, come in.

Lasting impressions

I feel fortunate to have the upbringing I had. Growing up in Washington D.C. with a bunch of wonderful kids in my neighborhood – kids from Greek and Jewish families, Catholics, Russians, Italians, Yugoslavians — how lucky was I to have been thrown into su

This Week in Pajaro Valley’s Past, June 25

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25 years ago on June 24, 1996 For the first time in its 15 years of existence, the Monterey Bay Strawberry Festival has awarded its title of Strawberry Queen to two contestants: North Monterey County High junior Nikki Gillot and Watsonville High graduate Norma Fabian....

An open letter to the Pajaro Valley Health Trust Board of Directors

We would like to begin by stating that as Watsonville City Council Members and as citizens of Watsonville, we were extremely concerned when we learned on June 6, 2019, of the intended sale of Watsonville Community Hospital (WCH) to yet another for-profit entity. Our concerns, like many other elected officials and community members, were even intensified because of the long history of our hospital under 21 years of outside, corporate and for-profit ownership by first Community Health Systems (CHS), and then their spin-off, Quorum Health Corporation (QHC).

Rowland Rebele, July 13: Time to come to our senses on guns

The killing of five newspaper journalists recently in Maryland caused me to think of the time I, as the co-owner of the Paradise POST, a tri-weekly newspaper in Northern California, had to fire my editor-publisher for cause in 1991, and what I’m certain he then did in retribution.
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Multiple people dead after planes collide at Watsonville airport

WATSONVILLE—Two men, a woman and a dog died in a mid-air collision between two small private planes above Watsonville Municipal Airport Thursday just before...
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