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November 30, 2022

Guest View: We can forge a better Watsonville

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By Casey Clark Hi neighbor! We may have already met. Yes, it is election season. Yes, I am running unopposed, but believe me, I would never dream of taking your vote for granted. Let me tell you of the dreams I do have. I have a dream...

Levee reconstruction project needs your support

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Both my great-grandfathers immigrated to Watsonville in the 1850s. Not long after they first arrived, they were introduced to one of our region’s greatest threats to lives and livelihoods: flooding from the Pajaro River and its tributaries. Soon after arriving, my great-grandfather Stephano Martinelli,...

Guest view: Feeding hope and nourishing community

By Erica Padilla-Chavez, Cindy Larive and Susan True Shelly and Marty Hernandez go big on their annual Holiday Open House. Shelly, who has a passion for cooking, starts prepping weeks ahead. Over the years, the Hernandez open house has raised tens of thousands of meals...

From the editor's desk, Nov. 28: Judge’s decision a win for Watsonville

Watsonville scored a big win at the hands of a federal judge last week.

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 2

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Proud to remain your community hospital Dear Pajaro Valley Community, It is an exciting and historic time for the Pajaro Valley. As a result of the dedication and support Watsonville Community Hospital received from this incredible community over the past several months, the Pajaro Valley Health...

Letters to the Editor, June 25

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A response to pro-rail letters The Pajaronian has printed pro-rail opinion pieces that, in fairness, require a response. First, it should be said that almost everyone initially likes the idea of a train. Many of us have been to mega cities and rode the rail. But...

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...

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.

Letters to the Editor, July 1

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Health Trust must be on right side of history The Community Health Trust of Pajaro Valley was created through proceeds from the sale of Watsonville Community Hospital to a private entity in 1998. More than $13 million was placed into a trust to benefit the...

Letters to the Editor, June 24

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Soccer field puts smile on my face A huge “Thank You” to whoever is responsible for the development and maintenance of the soccer field on San Miguel Canyon Road just east of the Vega Road intersection. Not too long ago this was an area that was...

Seahawks scrap season amid player shortage | Women’s basketball

APTOS—The Cabrillo College women’s basketball team had a tough decision to make during the offseason. It was either go into the season with a limited...