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Luis Alejo leads fundraising in 28th Assembly District campaign

Luis Alejo leads fundraising in 28th Assembly District campaign

Wednesday March 24, 2010

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New campaign finance reports show 28th Assembly District candidate Luis Alejo is tapping Democratic Party activists, labor groups and California Indian tribes for support while rival Salinas Councilwoman Janet Barnes is relying heavily on agricultural and corporate interests.

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Mi Pueblo Food Center raises $12, 000 for Haiti

Mi Pueblo Food Center raises $12, 000 for Haiti

Wednesday March 10, 2010

Mi Pueblo Food Center customers and staff dug into their pockets to raise $12,000 for Haiti earthquake relief.

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On Tuesday, Mayor Luis Alejo presented a proclamation to Mi Pueblo in praise of its leadership and the generosity other of the store and community.

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Labor group drops appeal of Watsonville Holiday Inn project

Labor group drops appeal of Watsonville Holiday Inn project

Friday January 15, 2010

WATSONVILLE -- A labor group has dropped its objections to a proposed five-story Holiday Inn near Highway 1.

The Coalition for Working Families of Monterey and Santa Cruz counties had appealed to the City Council to overturn an Oct. 6 Planning Commission approval of the 106-room hotel proposed for Technology Drive.

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"I am pleased all sides were able to reach a resolution so that this project could move forward," said Mayor Luis Alejo. "The Holiday Inn project is important for our city to bring in needed jobs and increase hotel occupancy tax revenue."

At the same time, the city needs to focus on attracting well-paying jobs with benefits, Alejo said.

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SOUTH COUNTY MAN

SOUTH COUNTY MAN

Watsonville’s mayor opens up about his hometown, pressing issues and running for state assembly

Thursday January 14, 2010

Meet Luis Alejo, mayor of Watsonville, holder of several degrees, hometown role model, and now a contender for the 2010 race for the 28th State Assembly District. Born and raised in Watsonville, Alejo left to obtain an undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley, a master’s in education from Harvard, and a law degree from UC Davis. Since returning home from his academic ventures, he works as a staff attorney with the Monterey County Superior Court. A new member of the Watsonville City Council, Alejo has also decided to shoot for a seat on the California State Assembly and has received endorsements from many local leaders, including the Santa Cruz City Council and Board of Supervisors.
 
He recently spoke with Good Times about his past, his aspirations, and the year to come.

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Focus Agriculture Class graduates

Focus Agriculture Class graduates

Sunday January 10, 2010


A graduation ceremony and reception was held at the Pajaro Valley Historical Association's Orr House in Watsonville for Class XX of the Focus Agriculture program. Focus Agriculture is a first-in-the-nation program to allow community leaders to learn firsthand about agriculture in Santa Cruz County and the Pajaro Valley.

Members of the graduating class are Luis Alejo, Randy Balogh, Fred Caiocca, Ildi Carlisle-Cummins, Ceil Cirillo, Mike Garcia, Jackie Gordon, Kate Greene, Laura Hamill, Mark Hodges, Dan Medeiros, Brendan Miele, Marshall Miller, Laura Partch, Ron Powers, Nancy Roark Ruiz, Linda Wilshusen and James Wylie.

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Water agency hands $5 million over to city

Water agency hands $5 million over to city

PVWMA begins reimbursing agencies for project collaboration

Saturday December 19, 2009

The Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency was handing out checks Friday, including one for more than $5 million to the City of Watsonville.

The money is partial payment of the Proposition 50 grant funding PVWMA was awarded by the State of California . The PVWMA received $8.4 million of the more than $25 million it has been promised.

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"We really have to thank our partners, especially in these economic tough times," Watsonville Mayor Luis Alejo said. "We have to acknowledge all this hard work that helped secure these funds."

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TEN QUESTIONS FOR LUIS ALEJO

TEN QUESTIONS FOR LUIS ALEJO

Wednesday December 16, 2009

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What do you do for a living?

Mayor of Watsonville and staff attorney with the Monterey County Superior Court.

What would you be doing if you weren't doing that?

I would be serving as a state assembly-member in Sacramento to help our state get back on its feet again. That is why I'm currently running for the 28th Assembly District.

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Watsonville gang shooting prompts concerns about rise in violence

Watsonville gang shooting prompts concerns about rise in violence

Wednesday December 09, 2009

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Mayor Luis Alejo, who heard about the shooting just as the City Council meeting adjourned Tuesday, encouraged residents to work closely with police to report crimes in their neighborhoods.


"That's what law enforcement needs, is for people to step up," he said.

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Alejo said the city's Post-Incident Team - a collaboration between community members, clergy, city officials and police - will visit homes later this week in the neighborhood where Tuesday's shooting occurred and that city leaders will address violence issues at the first City Council meeting of 2010. Also, he would like the council and the school board to hold a joint meeting early next year to talk about crime.


"There needs to be a discussion because a lot of things that carry out into the street also go on in schools," Alejo said. "We need to take it to another level ... so we can be more effective at reducing gang violence in our community."

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Alejo, Bilicich named Watsonville mayor, vice mayor

Alejo, Bilicich named Watsonville mayor, vice mayor

Wednesday November 18, 2009

WATSONVILLE -- Two Watsonville natives will lead the City Council in a town hard hit by foreclosures and unemployment.

The City Council chose Luis Alejo mayor on a 5-2 vote and Nancy Bilicich mayor pro tem on a 6-1 vote after a lengthy discussion on the fairness of the process. ... 

"We've got to work together as a team," Alejo said in his first remarks as mayor. "We're going to get the city back on the right track and we're going to do it together."

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Mayor of Watsonville Fully Endorsed for Assembly Bid

Mayor of Watsonville Fully Endorsed for Assembly Bid

Wednesday November 04, 2009

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Watsonville Mayor Pro Tem Luis Alejo has been endorsed by all seven Santa Cruz City Council members in his 28th Assembly District bid, as well as all five members of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. Alejo, a democrat, has also received several other major endorsements including 27th District Assemblyman Bill Monning, women's and civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, and former California Supreme Court Justice Cruz Reynoso, to name a few.

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