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Letters to the Editor | Published Feb. 9, 2024

letters to the editor
Majority of ratepayers being left behind It’s hard to believe the San Lorenzo Valley Water District promotes this rate increase as supporting water conservation. Anyone taking a few minutes to run the numbers out will see right away it’s the opposite. None of the four board...

Letters to the Editor | Published Feb. 2, 2024

letters to the editor
SLV Water District Board must find a better plan The San Lorenzo Valley Water District rate increase proposal is flawed by stark inequities and excessive costs, showcasing the weakness of the Board in managing our District’s finances. Their primary duty is to us, with effective oversight,...

Letter to the Editor | Published Jan. 26, 2024

letters to the editor
Shame on Panetta for voting to cut Social Security and Medicare  Why did Jimmy Panetta, our elected representative to the U.S. Congress, vote in favor of the Republican closed-door commission to cut Social Security and Medicare? How could he so horribly betray the senior citizens...

Letters to the Editor | Published Jan. 19, 2024

letters to the editor
Grateful for coverage of local officers In recent weeks the Press Banner has written several articles regarding our local law enforcement. When I see headlines about old officers or more recent officers passing on or retiring, it makes me very grateful. I am grateful for the...

Letter to the Editor | Published Jan. 12, 2024

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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