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February 21, 2024

Letter to the Editor | Published Jan. 12, 2024

letters to the editor
Law enforcement officers are nothing short of amazing In response to Mr. Wes Modes’ letter (“Small Victory for Justice and Equality for All,” Jan. 5), I was saddened and disheartened to see someone say they were “celebrating every smashed-up police car as a victory for...

Letter to the Editor | Published Jan. 5, 2024

letters to the editor
Small victory for justice and equality for all Dear Press Banner, I was surprised and delighted to see the photo of a crashed police car in your December issue (“Messy December Weather Leads to Crashes,” Dec. 22). More smashed-up police cars, please. As we’ve seen over...

Letter to the Editor | Published Dec. 8, 2023

Pump track doesn't belong at Felton park As 24 year-long residents of Felton, we are strongly opposed to the pump track proposal being considered. Aside from its historical significance, the Felton Covered Bridge Park has been a beloved refuge for generations of families. Its grassy...

Letters to the Editor | Published Nov. 3, 2023

letters to the editor
A case against Measure W After reading the editorial from Scotts Valley Fire Protection District Chief Mark Correira in favor of Measure W (“The ‘Why’ Behind Measure W for a New Fire Station,” Oct. 13), I felt compelled to inform the public as he suggests. According...

Letters to the Editor | Published Oct. 27, 2023

letters to the editor
Welcome back, Earthwise Pet Earthwise Pet recently reopened its doors in its new location next to Safeway at 255A Mt. Hermon Road. Their new store is more spacious and as welcoming as before. Our local community is fortunate to have Earthwise Pet here again to provide...

Letters to the Editor | Published Oct. 6, 2023

letters to the editor
Felton Pump Track: Great Idea, Wrong Location  Please consider alternative Felton locations for a pump track, on other public land that does not have the flooding, restroom, parking, traffic safety, and nuisance issues the Valley Women’s Club discusses on our website. San Lorenzo Valley USD property...

Letters to the Editor | Published Sept. 29, 2023

letters to the editor
Scotts Valley first responders are lifesavers The afternoon of June 28, my wife had a cardiac arrest at our home in Scotts Valley. Paramedics and fire rescue arrived in what seemed like seconds. They worked on her for roughly 12 minutes and were able to...

Letters to the Editor | Published Sept. 22, 2023

letters to the editor
Cheer situation tarnishes school’s reputation I find it sad and ridiculous that we are having to beg the school to provide a safe, consistent place for our SLVHS cheerleaders to practice. They have worked so hard since April, only to start school and find that...

Letters to the Editor | Published Sept. 15, 2023

letters to the editor
Cheerleaders need consistent place to practice As you may have heard, the SLVHS Cheer Team has recently been told they can no longer use the cafeteria to practice in. There was no reason given for why they cannot use the space anymore and they were...

Letters to the Editor | Published Aug. 25, 2023

letters to the editor
SVFD’s bond measure raises questions As a Scotts Valley homeowner, I'm interested in the upcoming Scotts Valley Fire District bond measure to build the La Madrona fire station and the merger with the Branciforte Fire District that the Press Banner has been reporting on. I have...

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News Briefs | Published Feb. 16, 2024

Supervisor candidate forum set for Friday Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties will be hosting a forum for District 5 supervisor candidates...