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December 5, 2023

Letter: Need a true bridge on Murphy Crossing

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Building a real bridge over Pajaro River on Murphy Crossing Road “needs to be an immediate priority," according to an editorial in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  I have advocated for building a real bridge over Pajaro River on Murphy Crossing Road by replacing the current...

From the editor's desk, Sept. 26: Mexico disasters a sobering reminder

With a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killing more than 300 people in Mexico last week, and an 8.1 magnitude quake striking the southern end of the country earlier in the month, killing nearly 100, a sense of dread is rising throughout California.

Guest View: The long road ahead for Pajaro’s recovery

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To say the last three weeks have been tough is an understatement. Overwhelming, heartbreaking, enraging and exhausting is more accurate. The Pajaro levee breach on March 11 came at the same time our community marked the three-year anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic. As with...

Letters to the Editor, April 13, 2023

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What is wrong with us? One hundred days into 2023. One hundred and fifty mass shootings under our belt. More than 11,500 people killed by gun violence thus far. Across our country, “Amazing Grace,” our new national anthem, is heard more often than the “Star...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 2: Greetings from Houston

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 2, 2017

Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2023

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Mother’s Day tribute Among the residents of the Central Coast exists a mother whom I remain in awe of and hold deep reverence and respect for. Her capacity to “mother” far exceeds what any normal person is capable of.  Since 1989, she has tirelessly both mothered...

Erica Padilla-Chavez: ​​We are the Food Bank

What is normal? I thought things would return to normal following the three-year Covid pandemic and devastating Santa Cruz Mountain fires. I thought we’d survived the worst. But nothing could have prepared me for the first three months of 2023 and the meteorological disasters...

Ray Cancino: Community Bridges is committed to transparency and equity

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Since the beginning of the year, Community Bridges has been busy helping Santa Cruz County and North Monterey County residents who have been devastated financially, emotionally and mentally by the recent unprecedented spate of storms and floods.    We walked door-to-door in the immediate aftermath of...

Letter: Speak out on fair manager’s firing

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Next Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Fair Board will be meeting at 1:30pm at the Fine Arts Building. The first item under Correspondence is “Performance Audit with Dave Kegebein Response.” The Board and the state have been unresponsive to requests to schedule meetings at times...

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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Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax for March Ballot

Santa Cruz County residents will consider a half-cent sales tax on the March 5 ballot which, if approved by a simple majority, will fund...