Opinion

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 14

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Janie Soito, Sept. 7: Greenway should help, not impede, rail process

It is no coincidence that the nonprofit organizations Mr. Becker mentions (Register-Pajaronian, Aug. 31-Sept. 6) support the rail trail. Some of them are contractors who fulfill contracts that the RTC funds for special projects.... more

Watsonville Mayor's Update, September 2018

Watsonville Mayor's Update, September 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 7

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 7, 2018... more

On My Mind, Aug. 31: All that stuff

I’m feeling trapped by all my stuff. It’s everywhere — my garage, closets, drawers. And I know this much: Most of it I don’t even need — that’s the sad fact that’s been lurking around in my skull lately and I don’t like it.... more

 

Greg Becker, Aug. 31: Follow the money of rail trail supporters

The Santa Cruz Sentinel and Register-Pajaronian published an identical letter, headlined respectively “Are Koch brothers behind rail-trail opposition?” and “Big money trying to kill rail trail.” It asserted that the Greenway trail leadership has “suddenly appeared” and is playing into the hands of the Koch brothers and “Americans for Prosperity.”... more

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 31, 2018... more

On My Mind, Aug. 24: What stop sign? What speed bump?

I live between a stop sign and a speed bump. There’s an official city traffic sign posted standing at the edge of my front yard: “Speed Bump, 15 mph.” No one does that.... more

Letters to the Editor, Aug. 24

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Letter to the Editor, March 24: An open letter to the future one-day-a-week R-P

Letter to the Editor, March 24, 2018... more

Leslie DeRose, Maria Orozco and Kimberly De Serpa, March 22: In praise of school counselors

Recently, the Register-Pajaronian published an article regarding counseling services available to students in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District. While the article touched on key components, it did miss an opportunity to depict the many positive elements that encompass the district’s services to its most fragile students. ... more

Luis Alejo, March 20: The voting rights gladiator who changed California politics forever

California’s Latino community has lost its greatest voting rights gladiator. Last Friday, the legendary civil rights lawyer Joaquin G. Avila lost his battle to cancer after previously suffering from a stroke. No one was more accomplished than him when it came to fighting for Latino political empowerment and representation.... more

Letters to the Editor, March 20: Trump fatigue? This may help

Letters to the Editor, March 20, 2018... more

Watsonville mayor's update, March 2018

Please join us on Friday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the historic City Plaza to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of our city. ... more

Letters to the Editor, March 17: Watsonville kicks big tobacco in the butt

Letters to the Editor, March 17, 2018... more

Letter to the Editor, March 15: Throwing gasoline on the fire?

Letter to the Editor, March 15, 2018... more

Letter to the Editor, March 13: Progressive Rail’s motives questionable

Letter to the Editor, March 13, 2018... more

Rick Longinotti, March 10: Our county needs transportation justice

In U.S. cities just prior to the automobile revolution, there was plenty of social inequality, but a lot more equality of mobility than we have now.... more

Letter to the Editor, March 8: Re-think highway name

Letter to the Editor, March 8, 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, March 6: Happy 150th, Register-Pajaronian

Letters to the Editor, March 6, 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, March 3: Health care justice for all

Letters to the Editor, March 3, 2018... more

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 27: Attacks on Community Bridges unwarranted

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 27, 2018... more

 

Police chiefs, Feb. 24: Everyone must do their part to prevent gun violence

As law enforcement executives in Santa Cruz County, each of us individually may have different views of how best to reduce gun violence, but we all committed to providing leadership to prevent and reduce gun violence and to keep our children and teachers safe in our schools. ... more

Gail Pellerin, Feb. 24: Voting in California made easier than ever

As we enter the 2018 election cycle, unfounded allegations of voter fraud and voter suppression efforts remain in many states. In California, however, there are new laws and programs to improve the voter experience and make it easier to register and vote.... more

Bonsai enthusiast bids farewell

My long-time friend Don White has died. If the name escapes you, he was the friendly man whose photo I ran in the R-P each year for the past 10-plus years tending his vast collection of bonsai trees in the back yard of his Carmel Street home. ... more

 

From the editor's desk, Feb. 20: Parking 'woes'?

Can’t find a place to park in downtown Watsonville? You’re not looking hard enough.... more

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 20: Gosh, if I was there. The questions I could’ve asked

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 20, 2018... more

Gail Pellerin, Feb. 17: Election security and safety in Santa Cruz County

As your County Clerk, one of my most important responsibilities is to ensure that the votes cast in Santa Cruz County are secure and accurate. Despite claims that voter fraud is rampant nationally, court challenges have failed to produce evidence that voter fraud is anything more than an occasional clerical error or bad data matching.... more

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17: Thank you, Robert Avila-Arce

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 17, 2018... more

Johanna Miller, Feb. 13: Making amends with Valentine’s Day

I was supposed to be born on Valentine’s Day. About eight months into my mother’s pregnancy, her doctor announced that Feb. 14 was her most likely due date.... more

 

From the editor's desk, Feb. 13: Bearing the brunt of jury duty

In July, I received a dreaded piece of mail: a summons for jury duty.... more

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 13: Retirement problems falling on taxpayers

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 13, 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 6: A New Year’s wish

Letters to the Editor, Feb. 6, 2018... more

Charles Montoya, Feb. 3: Past accomplishments, future challenges

As we embark on Watsonville’s 150th birthday, I would like to take a moment to reflect on what the City Council, staff and community partners have accomplished over the last two years and look forward to the year ahead.... more

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 3: Rail is a vital transportation asset

Letter to the Editor, Feb. 3, 2018... more

 

From the editor's desk, Jan. 30: A look at 2018’s calendar

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture’s annual awards dinner is always a night of celebration, socializing and bad jokes.... more

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 30: Setting the record straight

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 30, 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 27: Spend local, support our businesses

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 27, 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 25: Time to rethink Trump’s tenure

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Letters to the Editor, Jan. 23: Build a wall that attracts

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From the editor's desk, Jan. 16: Some goals for the council in 2018

When the Watsonville City Council meets for the first time in 2018 Tuesday night, it will mark the beginning of another year of decisions that will shape the community far into the future. Here is what I hope to see the council achieve over the year.... more

Watsonville Mayor's Update, January 2018

Watsonville Mayor's Update, January 2018... more

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 16: Where’s the ice-man?

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 16, 2018... more

Andrew Mills: Marching for justice

This Monday, at 11 a.m., Santa Cruz Police and the Santa Cruz chapter of the NAACP will march shoulder-to-shoulder as we honor Dr. King — the man who inspired that Selma march and ignited a transformation of American society.... more

 

From the editor's desk, Jan. 9: Stay home if you are sick, please

The flu season this year is shaping up to be worse than normal, as I can attest to.... more

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 9: Join weekly protest

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 9, 2018... more

Letters to the Editor policy

The Register-Pajaronian welcomes letters. Letters and columns may be dropped off or mailed to the Register-Pajaronian, 100 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA 95076.... more