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September 20, 2020

Watsonville native embraces his roots while diving into L.A. music scene

For rapper and singer Kabwasa, staying connected to his hometown of Watsonville is a priority—even as he makes waves in the music scene in Los Angeles. Raised in a house just off Rodriguez Street, Kabwasa was surrounded by...

At 75, Watsonville artist Aranda keeps it fresh

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville artist Guillermo Aranda sat in his second-floor studio on West Lake Avenue last week working on a new painting of a heron. The unfinished work was spread out on a table covered with various paints, sketches and several drafts of birds...

The Mixing Bowl: Japanese Souffle pancakes

You may have seen pictures of these lovely little puffy cloud pancakes on TV and the internet.

Watsonville High School Drama’s ‘The Outsiders’ opens Nov. 14

Female-dominated cast puts fresh twist on classic story WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High School drama instructor David Scott believes that author S.E. Hinton would appreciate his stage adaptation of her 1967 novel, “The Outsiders.” Under the suggestion of her...

Aptos choirs holding holiday concerts in December

APTOS—The Aptos High School and Aptos Junior High School choir departments have been hard at work for the past few months, preparing for their upcoming “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert. Along the way, they dealt with some bumps...

Photo Gallery, Aug. 9, 2019

The Pajaronian Photo Gallery for Aug. 9, 2019

Hidden Fortress opens second Watsonville shop

WATSONVILLE—Hidden Fortress Coffee Roasting has opened a new branch in the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center at 318 Union St.  They started roasting coffee in 2012 and have one location in Watsonville and another in Seaside. Their first store opened...

Rio Theater concert to benefit Andy Vargas Foundation

WATSONVILLE—Wherever he is touring in the world, Santana lead singer Andy Vargas makes sure to let everyone know about his hometown of Watsonville. “I’ve always been proud to be from Watsonville,” Vargas said.  “I tell people that they’ve probably...

Wine event reignites vacant downtown location

WATSONVILLE—The long-vacant Gottschalks building in downtown Watsonville will come to life on Oct. 17 for Uncorked in Downtown, an evening of wine, food and fun put on by Pacific Coast Development.  The event, spearhead by Neva Hansen, will feature...

Zameen at the Hangar celebrates soft opening

Popular mid-county Mediterranean restaurant expands to Watsonville WATSONVILLE—Earlier this month, Zameen at the Hangar celebrated its official soft opening—quietly, and with little fanfare. This was a deliberate move, said restaurant owner Ed Watson.
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PVUSD Board, A6: Incumbent faces challenger

Editor’s note: This is the second entry in a series of interviews with candidates running for office in the upcoming local elections....