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Mustangs ready for new challenge in Mission Division | High school softball 

Monte Vista Christian was bumped into a higher division this past offseason after coming off a successful title run in 2023. For some teams,...

Proposed Watsonville ordinance would mandate safe gun storage

The Watsonville City Council on Tuesday approved in concept an ordinance that would require gun owners within city limits to safely store them. Watsonville Municipal code...

Supervisors grill AT&T over landline service plan

If the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approves a proposal next month by AT&T to end landline service statewide, people living in rural areas...

Election Day approaching, deadline draws dear

Every eligible voter in Santa Cruz County has been mailed a ballot. And with Election Day approaching on March 5, Santa Cruz County Clerk...

Teacher, mentor, leader Mas Hashimoto honored

More than 200 people gathered Saturday in Watsonville’s Community Room to celebrate the life of Mas Hashimoto, who as a child was imprisoned with...

Vehicle strikes 4 bicyclists on Hwy. 9

An 85-year-old woman from Boulder Creek plowed into four bicyclists Tuesday on Highway 9 in the San Lorenzo Valley. The California Highway Patrol responded to...


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Watsonville Community Hospital is vital to the economic success of the Pajaro Valley. Businesses, their employees and customers all benefit from local access to healthcare.  From employees to medical providers, the hospital provides nearly 1,000 local jobs and medical care for over 100,000 people in the Hospital District through...

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Officials urge preventative health measures this holiday season

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—County health officials announced Tuesday that seasonal cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and the flu have been reported earlier than usual...