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January 31, 2023

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, Aug. 5

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Extreme gratitude, but we aren’t done yet I am extremely grateful to the voters of the Pajaro Valley for supporting our campaign for Santa Cruz County Supervisor. We are headed into the November runoff in a strong position. With over 46% of the vote, a...

First Noble Truth

Jay Shinseki Watsonville
About 2,500 years ago the young prince Siddartha Gautama became what is known as the Buddha. Soon after his Enlightenment the Buddha shared with his fellow seekers what is known as the Four Noble Truths. The first of these truths is “Life is Dukkha.”...

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...

Guest View: The real cause of California’s homelessness crisis

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By Dan Walters Gov. Gavin Newsom, newly inaugurated Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and legislative leaders are pledging decisive action on California’s homelessness crisis, which raises a pithy question: Why did it erupt during a period of strong economic growth? The reasons often offered include a...

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.

Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

Rev. John Juno Song
“The tribe is like an eagle and the eagle will only fly true and high when the wings are equal.” —South American Indian Proverb In 1973, the U.S. Congress designated Aug. 26 as “Women's Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 certification of the 19th...

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 12

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No trust in the Health Trust The Community Health Trust of the Pajaro Valley was created more than 20 years ago from the proceeds of the sale of the Watsonville Community Hospital to a private corporation. I was a founding member of the Board of...

Guest View: Protect farmland, prevent sprawl

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Social issues being faced by Watsonville are being encountered by every town and city in California and across the country. Rising real estate prices, housing needs and homelessness are not solved by paving over farmland. Watsonville is a special and unique place and does not...

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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Preps of the Week: Watsonville’s Karlos Corpus, Aptos’ Alessandra Zuniga |...

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Jan. 23-29.  Coaches and athletic directors...