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November 29, 2023

From the editor's desk, Oct. 17: A disastrous series of events

Too close to home, the deadliest wildfires in California’s history are destroying lives and scorching the northern areas of the state.

Watsonville mayor's update, October 2017

Watsonville Mayor's Update, October 2017

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 12: Take a knee why?

Letters to the Editor, Oct. 12, 2017

Jimmy Dutra: METRO’s dramatic recovery maintains viable public transit options for county residents

Three years ago, in 2014, Santa Cruz METRO, your county public transit system, was in dire financial straits, with insolvency being a real threat within a couple of years.

Movie Review: 'Battle of the Sexes' misses mark

Emma Stone is a terrific actress but there’s something off about her performance as Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes.” Stone (“The Help,” “La La Land”) never blends into the role of the tennis superstar turned women’s rights activist. The look is off and, more importantly, the attitude never feels like classic King. I don’t think this is Stone’s fault — not completely — but because of this “Battle of the Sexes,” co-directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, ends up feeling like cosplay.

Abel Mejia: PVUSD needs to rearrange priorities

After reading the PVUSD’s Oct. 5 offer to certificated staff, I was further disappointed by their lack of bargaining in good faith. The district continues to have its priorities in the wrong order.

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 7: Tragic incident needs full investigation

Letter to the Editor, Oct. 7, 2017

On my mind, Oct. 7: The season changes

Since I grew up on the east coast I’ll boast only for a moment that I feel lucky to have grown up with seasons: fall was fall, with its flurry of yellow and brown leaves and swirling winds; winter always meant a few snow flurries, and then a bunch of heavy duty snow storms, which meant a pretty good snow pack, roadside snow piles and slush along the side of the road where the snow plows shoveled the snow out of the way. And spring was a blaze of green grass and flowers.

Sesario Escoto: Why Spanish-speaking and Latino volunteers are important for youth in foster care

The parents of 13-year-old “Esmerelda” were desperately trying to keep her safe, as the girl was acting out and exhibiting high-risk behaviors. However, the parents had their own struggle with alcohol, and one night things escalated into physical violence, and the police were called.
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Watsonville residents may receive emergency test alerts

The County of Monterey Department of Emergency Management has begun testing a new Alert Monterey County emergency alert software and system, and Watsonville residents...