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Cathy P. April 09, 2014 at 11:24 AM
I still cannot believe how many people I see driving with their cell phone glued to their ears andRead Moreh ands. Put the phone down and drive! The only way this is going to stop is to hit drivers hard in the wallet. No first or second time warnings, bang, $1,000 for a first offense, gradually increasing from there - like getting caught driving in the carpool lanes. Money talks and that's the only way people will learn. Harsh, yes, but how many lives will it save? Just my two cents...
David H. Perez April 11, 2014 at 04:37 PM
Maybe they should create a 12-step program for these people, since like other types of addicts they Read Moreare willing to put lives at risk for their addiction. Perhaps drivers caught texting should be given the same consequences as for DUI.
Isaac April 11, 2014 at 10:21 PM
I actually agree with you two.. cheers.. :)
sweetcakes March 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM
NO to any new sales tax. The city needs to learn how to spend more wisely our tax dollars insteadRead Moreof asking for more money and tying it to safety. Millions on out of town lawyers and continued waste. Raises for city managers that are already making more money than the governor of Calif. Illegal loans out of redevelopment money (down payments that are actually 50% of the homes value and made to close friend of high level manager). Spending even more money on planning to redesign the downtown and then saying you don't have enough money to pay police and fire employees. The fire truck that has cost over $250,000. and still doesn't work. These are just some of the very poor business decisions that show poor business acumen. NO to new taxes.
Ana Hernandez February 21, 2014 at 06:08 PM
ONE community! Tackling a great cause. Lots of love to the Sandoval family! <3
Central Coast Spartans Pop Warner February 21, 2014 at 06:37 PM
Dinner tickets can be purchased on Monday, February 24th and Wednesday, February 26th at Straw HatRead MoreP izza Located - 2026 Freedom Blvd between 6:30 -8pm or Tuesday, February 25th and Thursday, February 27th at Round Table Pizza - 1975 Main St. between 6-7pm. &ldquo;Fun for Trevor&rsquo;s sake!&rdquo;
veronica rodriguez February 28, 2014 at 07:38 PM
It's great to see two youth sport leagues combine forces to help a family from our community inRead Moreneed . This a great example of teamwork, all working together for a common goal.
sweetcakes February 13, 2014 at 04:16 PM
It is not our responsibility to provide jobs for the young. It is the young people's responsibility Read Moreto stay in school and educate themselves for today's job market. When we were young we didn't expect city hall to provide jobs. We educated ourselves for the job market. With Cabrillo College in town and UCSC close by there is no reason for lack of education. Of course staying out of gangs and avoiding the teen age parent trap is also a wise idea. No, I didn't have parents pay my way through college. I worked in crappy jobs saving money until I could go and also worked hard in high school so I would have a good school record. It wasn't handed to me like many of you young people seem to think it should be now. You should me mentoring middle school and high school kids about their future and what they need to do now to succeed. Don't expect the city to do it. That isn't the job of the city. The city's only job is to provide safety, water and garbage. My kids were educated also because they joined the US Military and served honorably and then used their military benefits earned to pay their college. There are many avenues for young people but they have to work for it. By the way Isaac, do you work for the city of Watsonville?
Isaac February 14, 2014 at 03:54 AM
rite on sweetcakes. bless your family for there service. I to have many family members that haveRead Moreand are still currently serving in the military and local police forces. I to was at one time a U.S. Federal Employee that secured U.S. Military bases such as the Naval post A, and the Presidio in Monterey. Ranked Lt. I understand what your trying to say. But we live in a new era. I get that you grew up in the good ol days when times were good, simple and college was cheap. but today is different, advanced and expensive. Jobs are becoming harder to sustain and find. The competition is Great. The U.S. is outsourcing jobs to the rest of the world. Every avenue of help is greatly needed. The city of Watsonville is a great hub of community support. The city supports and works with many non-profits that provides community assistance in various needs. The Parks dept, within itself, is a champion of supporting local youth and families. Sports, Healthy eating, After school assistance, Parent support even music lessons to support the arts. All this affects the low crime rate. The library is a great asset for the community which is filled every day. The city supports many Government jobs that need a constant flow of city generated revenue to sustain everyday services. Picking up your trash, cleaning and repairing your streets. Police and fire. Public Works etc. More business equals more employment which equals more revenue for the city. There are much more variables to the equation. So I think it would be smart to support the creation of jobs. More local jobs equals more local money equals NO new TAXES! Like it or not the population is growing. It would be nice to have the same &quot;tourist&quot; tax and benefits as Santa Cruz. Or there large population and money flow from UCSC students. As of the rest of the world, we are going through some tight times. The Housing market crash, High inflated rates, High gas prices, limited resources, State wide drought, Whole countries defaulting. The world affects local, local affects the whole world. There is Way much more going on that affects every one. By the way, No I am not employed with the city. But I do volunteer a great amount of my time to work with the youth and families through the parks dept.
Let the People Vote February 18, 2014 at 12:25 PM
Sounds like you are planning to run for City Council...you'd fit in perfectly with the councilRead Moremajor ity too.
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