Opinion
 

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

Movie Review: Coogler continues rise with impressive ‘Black Panther’

Most big-budget superhero movies that try to ground their lore or story in the real world never work, because it quickly devolves into a pandering fest. This film does not feel that way in the slightest. Instead, it feels like Coogler is taking us through a fever dream he had as a youth growing up in the East Bay, and only now does he have the tools to depict it correctly.... 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

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