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Letters to the Editor, Aug. 1: Tribute to Venice Valdez

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 1, 2017

From the editor's desk, Aug. 1: Amusement safety in the spotlight

When tragedy struck the Ohio State Fair on July 26, the amusement industry was attacked by the general public. As is the case nowadays, people took to social media to bash the industry, many saying they would never visit an amusement park again.

Summer '17 movie season a mixed bag

I figured that it would stink but nothing really prepared me for just how bad “Transformers: The Last Knight” would be. The acting was phoned in, the script was garbage and even the million-dollar action blended into itself. The only silver lining to this

Movie review: Nolan's ambitious, alluring 'Dunkirk' lacks characters

"Dunkirk” is director Christopher Nolan’s 10th feature film and it is without a doubt his most fresh and innovative piece of storytelling. There’s not much dialogue, the characters — in terms of background, depth and personality — are underdeveloped and t

From the editor's desk, July 25: Experiencing Cajun cuisine

Who knew that frog legs taste like chicken? Despite assurances from Executive Chef Erick J. Ponce that the green amphibian’s mode of travel does indeed taste like the most populous domestic bird, I was a bit skeptical when trying out the delicacy during t

Addressing our local housing crisis

Our state and local housing crisis can be measured in many ways: From the more than $70,000 one has to earn to afford the rent of a two-bedroom apartment locally to our state’s 78,000 unsheltered homeless (nearly half of the nation’s total), to county med

Letters to the Editor, July 20: Fair poetry deadline is soon

Letters to the Editor, July 20, 2017

'War for the Planet of the Apes' lives up to high standard

The story is deep, the characters are rich, the action is shot beautifully and the visual effects are the best I’ve ever seen. If this is indeed the final film in the series, which started with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” in 2011, I’m glad to say it

Valuing those who teach our kids

Like so many others who live on the beautiful Central Coast, I make the daily trek over the hill to my workplace in Silicon Valley. However, unlike so many of my fellow Highway 17 warriors, I am not a techie at Google or Facebook, but rather I am a teache

Watsonville Police: suspect had ghost gun in stolen truck

Police on Sunday were looking for a man who escaped after leading them on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen pickup and a foot...