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Protest delays Spirit of Watsonville Parade

A group of protesters calling for the closure of detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border delayed the start of the annual Spirit of Watsonville parade by roughly 25 minutes on Thursday.

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Stolen plane reportedly plunged into sea

Watsonville Police announced Thursday that the man who allegedly stole a small airplane out of Watsonville Municipal Airport (WMA) on June 26 appears to have flown the Cessna 172 SP Skyhawk into the sea.

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Van’s Shoes finds new location

Owner Jim van Lanen said the move comes as an adjustment to the market, especially in that “more people and buying goods online.”

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Watsonville man shot, killed by camper after breaking into tent

A Watsonville man was shot and killed Thursday in Stanislaus National Forest at Deadman’s Campground.

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Aptos High robotics team wins international competition

Hundreds of aspiring engineers from around the globe traveled to The Volunteer State in late June with robots designed to accomplish complex tasks underwater in tow, but Team Scalyr bested them all to return to the top of the mountain two years after its first victory.

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Couple caught with nearly four pounds of illegal drugs

Paul Garcia, 30, and Allison Nault, 22, face numerous drug and weapon-related charges.

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‘These are our kids’: Hundreds gather to call for the end of detention centers

A who’s who of officials from the local, county and state level spoke to the hundreds circled around a makeshift altar in the Plaza’s front lawn — an acknowledgment of the indigenous people of Watsonville, according to organizers.

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BirchBark Foundation celebrates 6th year, 300th saved pet

As costs for pet care continue to rise, the BirchBark Foundation is celebrating its sixth year, aiming to support owners who have pets with a life-threatening, catastrophic medical crisis and can’t afford the emergency medical care required.

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Food, What?! named Nonprofit of the Year

Local youth empowerment and food justice organization Food, What?! has been honored as the California Nonprofit of the Year.

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Community briefs, July 12, 2019

Community briefs, July 12, 2019.

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