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Ten Questions for Jon Chown

What do you do for a living?

Editor of the Register-Pajaronian.

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

Writing, reporting and educating the public on crucial matters in some other way.

What do you do in your free time?

Read American history, spend time with my wife and children.

What brought you to Santa Cruz?

I moved here in November of 2000 to work at the Register-Pajaronian. I had applied for an editor's job in the Sierra foothills, but somehow my résumé wound up in Watsonville.

What's your favorite street?

Freedom Boulevard.

Name something you're excited about.

Watching my children grow and develop deeper understanding about the world.

Name a pet peeve.

Dishonesty, especially in government.

What are you reading?

Hamilton, Adams, Jefferson: The Politics of Enlightenment and the American Founding.

What's the most important thing you've learned in the last three years?

It has really struck me lately just how far off the history is that is taught in our public schools.

Recent personal food trend?

The price for avocados seems to have dropped and I've been taking advantage of it.

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