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Lettuce industry highlighted in new exhibit

The Agricultural History Project is celebrating 100 years of lettuce growing on the Central Coast with its latest exhibit, “Lettuce Green Gold,” which held its grand opening Saturday.... more

Neighborhood Services and WPD join forces

The Watsonville Police Department has announced a growing expansion of community service programs through the incorporation of the Neighborhood Services Division. ... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 17: Dog training club raises funds for veterinary offices

Community briefs, Oct. 17, 2017... more

Three stabbing victims show up at hospital

Watsonville Police are investigating a report of three men that were stabbed Saturday.... more

A growing respect

Former Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department park services manager Ernest “Big E” Contreras was honored Friday with his own tree in Watsonville Plaza, nearly two years after he took leave from the department. ... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 14: Castro Adobe Open House highlights earthquakes

Community briefs, Oct. 14, 2017... more

Bids sought for Senior Center upgrades

The City of Watsonville is currently accepting bids for the Senior Center Americans with Disabilities Act Upgrades and Improvements Project.... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 12: Ageless Art seeks volunteers

Community briefs, Oct. 12, 2017... more

PHOTO: Cub Scout Pack 515 recognized

Cub Scout Pack 515 of Corralitos was honored by Watsonville Mayor Oscar Rios and the City Council for their efforts during Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 16.... more

Crash sends man to trauma center

A man was flown to a trauma center with major injuries Friday night after a collision at Main Street and South Green Valley Road, Watsonville Police Sgt. Michael Ridgway said.... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 10: Candlelight vigil set for fatal crash victim

Community briefs, Oct. 10, 2017... more

Camaraderie of artists

Twenty Watsonville artists are participating in the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County’s Open Studios, up from 12 in 2016, according to Open Studios and Events Director Ann Ostermann.... more

 

County officials: Reduce plastic use

Santa Cruz County is asking residents to reduce their use of plastics after reduced global demand has made recycling much of it unprofitable.... more

 

Cabrillo server hacked

An “unauthorized person” hacked into a Cabrillo College server, stealing personal information from select students, the college announced Friday.... more

Repairs to start up on Soquel Drive in Aptos

Beginning Monday, the Santa Cruz County Department of Public Works will reduce traffic flow along Soquel Drive at Aptos Street to one lane to repair the road damaged by winter storms.... more

Organizers launch drone event

Alongside a little-known grass landing strip at Monterey Bay Academy Thursday, a group of drone companies gathered for what organizers hope will be an annual event, and will draw participants to learn about the burgeoning industry.... more

 

Artists open doors for tour

Three hundred artists across Santa Cruz County will be participating in the 32nd annual Open Studios Art Tour beginning Saturday and running weekends through Oct. 22.... more

WPD: Stolen van found behind burglarized gun shop

When Watsonville Police responded to a burglary at Markley’s Indoor Range and Gun Shop early Wednesday morning, they discovered a broken display case, and learned that an undisclosed amount of guns were stolen.... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 7: Meeting provides update on levee project

Community briefs, Oct. 7, 2017... more

 

Corralitos Woman’s Club outlines activities

The Corralitos Woman's Club is planning their agenda for the 2017-2018 year.... more

 

Santa Cruz Court warns of scam

Officials from Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday warned residents to beware of court-related scams.... more

Growing together after school

F.L.Y.E.R.S (Fun Loving Youth En Route to Success) is the City of Watsonville’s own after-school program, created from need and housed downtown through the Parks and Community Services Department.... more

 

High-rise gunman kills 59 in Las Vegas

The rapid-fire popping sounded like firecrackers at first, and many in the crowd of 22,000 country music fans didn't understand what was happening when the band stopped playing and singer Jason Aldean bolted off the stage.... more

Open Streets returns to Santa Cruz

Open Streets Santa Cruz returns to West Cliff Drive on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., creating a pop-up street park along Santa Cruz’s iconic coastline.... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 3: Wetlands Watch holding Native Plant Sale

Community briefs, Oct. 3, 2017... more

Officers raising awareness of breast cancer

Throughout the month of October, Watsonville Police officers will sport pink badges to raise awareness of breast cancer.... more

Driver arrested for allegedly striking CHP officer

The California Highway Patrol has arrested a Watsonville man for allegedly driving into a CHP motorcycle officer on Sept. 6.... more

PHOTO: Watsonville man celebrates 102nd birthday

Watsonville resident Manuel Zayas Ramirez celebrated his 102nd birthday with family Saturday.... more

 

Community briefs, Sept. 26: Teen Anime Club meets at library

Community briefs, Sept. 26, 2017... more

Farming for a cause

Farm Discovery’s “Pollinate: A Feast in the Fields Benefit” was held Saturday, benefiting its programs that serve about 2,000 children every year, who learn about food, nutrition and nature on the 150-acre farm.... more

 

County’s largest school fundraiser underway

Drive for Schools, billed as Santa Cruz County’s largest school fundraiser, kicked off its 13th year. ... more

 

Community briefs, Sept. 21: Buddhist Temple holding annual dinner

Community briefs, Sept. 21, 2017... more

 

Builders to pay $125K for mishandling Aptos Village storage tank

The Santa Cruz County Superior Court ordered Barry Swenson Builders, Inc., to pay $125,000 recently as part of a settlement of a civil-environmental prosecution.... more

 

Community briefs, Sept. 19: Kaiser grants nearly $1 million to local nonprofits

Community briefs, Sept. 19, 2017... more