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April 19, 2021

New ice cream shop to open in Aptos

APTOS—Sometime in the summer, Mid-County will have a new ice cream shop, a walk-up establishment near the heart of Aptos Village. Bruster’s Real Ice Cream—headquartered...

Recall effort against Acosta to launch Monday

WATSONVILLE—A small group on Monday will begin a recall against Pajaro Valley Unified School District Trustee Georgia Acosta, an effort spurred by her attempt...

Catz retain the Belgard Kup | HS football

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High senior Josh Rocha stood on the sidelines with 40 seconds left in the game, watching every second tick away until the scoreboard...

PV Arts reopens gallery, welcomes new executive director

WATSONVILLE—After a year of being shuttered, Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) has once again fully opened its gallery to the public. On April 9, the organization...

Freedom Boulevard facelift scheduled for next fiscal year

WATSONVILLE—The city of Watsonville this coming fiscal year will use nearly $5 million in Measure D and Senate Bill 1 funds to move forward...

End of an era: Yamashita Market closing its doors this summer

WATSONVILLE—After more than seven decades in business, Yamashita Market—Santa Cruz County’s only store dedicated to Asian cooking supplies—is set to close its doors for...


letter to the editor pajaronian
Stunned at Cabrillo’s backpedal after name change discussion  I was absolutely amazed that the president of Cabrillo completely rejected the presentation given by Dr. Iris Engstrand, University of San Diego history emeritus professor, on the history of Spanish Explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo. This presentation was part of the “public informational...

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Johnson & Johnson pause not expected to slow county’s vaccine efforts

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Though the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time, the pause of the...


Farmer’s Market keeps ticking | About Town

I stopped by the watsonville Certified Farmers Market today, my first such visit in months. While I was glad to see the market up...

A sunset scene | About Town