Letters to the Editor
Letter: Hart is the right choice for Sheriff
EDITOR, I want to take the opportunity to speak about a friend, and someone I know will be of great service to our county. I feel Jim Hart is the best candidate for the office of Sheriff of Santa C...
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Water district hypocrisy over water conservation
EDITOR, Is it hypocrisy to tell ratepayers to conserve, while San Lorenzo Valley Water District has profusely leaking tanks and pipes throughout their district? SLVWD estimates leaks in five rottin...
Apr 17, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Perpetual Felton “Stuff Sale” is an eyesore and needs to end
Enough "Stuff" I love a good yard sale, and I have to admit that when I first saw the Stuff Sale sign in the parking lot of the furniture store at 6185 Graham Hill Road, I thought "oh boy!" and imm...
Apr 10, 2014 | 3 3 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shout-out: Bravo to those keeping city streets clean
EDITOR, Thank you to the gentleman and his companion who carry a plastic bag and pick up trash (and perhaps dog poop?) along Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley Drive and "The Loop" which includes Vine H...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Shout-out: Mission Springs a great neighbor during storm
EDITOR, On Wednesday, March 5 at 5 a.m., several hundred families that live up Lockhart Gulch Road in Scotts Valley, lost electricity and access out, due to a huge fallen tree across the main road,...
Apr 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Time for a flat tax to be enacted in U.S.
EDITOR, In 2005, U.S. taxpayers spent six billion hours filling in tax forms at an estimated cost of $265 billion. Why not have a flat tax that starts at the adult minimum wage and covers up to the...
Apr 03, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Letter: Unexplained 'Fire Prevention Fee' amounts to abusive extortion
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR, I am quite frustrated about the tax bill for the CA Fire Prevention Fee, which was recently sent to me. The Board of Equalization is requiring me to pay $115 yearly, but there is no explana...
Letter: Irresponsible dog owners making a big mess in SLV schools
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR, As a teacher in the SLV schools, I have a plea to the community. There are multiple signs at our schools about our policy of no dogs on campus. These are widely ignored, especially on the w...
Letter: Kindergarten round-up event coming to Felton
Mar 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR, For six years, the Valley Women’s Club’s Education Committee has distributed a special bag to each incoming SLV Schools’ kindergartener. A special anonymous donor is supporting the bags thi...
Shout-out: Best wishes to Terry Hollenbeck
Mar 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 79 79 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR, Dear Dr. Terry Hollenbeck, I wanted to take the time to thank you for your wonderful column in the Press-Banner and to thank you for the positive presence that you have shared with the comm...
Letter: Hart's dedication, experience makes him ideal candidate for Sheriff
Mar 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR, We've had the pleasure of being personal friends with Jim Hart for many years. We have found him to be very committed and passionate about the community that he has grown up in.  We have se...
Letter: Quick pothole fix in Scotts Valley should be example for county
Mar 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR, I know this venue is not for "Thank You" notes but I have to send a big well done to the Scotts Valley Police Department and Scotts Valley Public Works. A rather large (wheel bender) pothol...