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


Helen Beavers

Helen L. Beavers died on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at her home in Freedom. She was 81.... 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

Bill Monning, Jan. 6: January is Blood Donor Month

It is the beginning of a new year and it is time for us to remember how we can help our friends, neighbors, and community through the simple act of giving blood. January has been known as National Blood Donor Month since 1970 because people are busy with their post-holiday schedules, trying to get back into their work and/or school routines, and forget about making time to donate blood.... more

Letters to the Editor, Jan. 6: Hansen was a caring, community-focused individual

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


Cynthia Druley, Jan. 4: Is 2018 the time for you to make a difference?

As we reflect on 2017, many of us will be thinking about what we’ve accomplished in the last year and how we might make changes in 2018 to feel even more fulfilled.... more

Best and worst movies of 2017

Tony Nunez, the creator and writer of the weekly film column, For the Love of Flicks, recaps the best and worst movies of 2017.... more

On My Mind, Jan. 2: Hansen Feed owner passes on

I am deeply saddened to learn that my friend Richie Hansen, owner of Hansen Feed and Pet Supply on Freedom Boulevard, has passed on. He was only 65.... more


Bob Fifield, Jan. 2: Time to invest in renewable energy

Over many years, oil companies have provided fuel to allow fossil powered engines to be useful (which has been appreciated for generations by the masses). They probably did not provide all that just out of the goodness of their hearts; many millionaires were made and some just in investing even became billionaires.... more

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 30: Let’s pay our teachers

Letter to the Editor, Dec. 30, 2017... more

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 23: The road to tax reform — the rich get richer

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 23, 2017... more

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 19: Will PVUSD teachers go on strike? Squatters go home!

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 19, 2017... more

Greg Caput, Dec. 12: A year in review

As the year comes to end, I want to take a moment to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. I also want to share some of the county’s major initiatives we’ve been working on during the past year.... more