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April 22, 2021

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 in flight—one...

Former Pajaronian editor releases new mystery novel

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WATSONVILLE—Mystery novelist and former Managing Editor of the Pajaronian Michael Wallace has released the eighth installment of his ongoing mystery series. “True to You in My Way” follows Wallace’s recurring main character Quill Gordon, a private investigator who was brought to the small Sierra Nevada...

Pajaro Valley Arts reopens gallery after six-month closure

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WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Arts’ gallery at 37 Sudden St. has once again open its doors after six months of being shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The State of California is now allowing most counties to reopen museums, aquariums and galleries at a limited capacity, after...

Savory crepes from Mr. Z’s | Try This

Johanna Miller Food: Savory crepes from Mr. Z’s Mr. Z’s Crepes and Teas is one of a handful of businesses to recently arrive at The Hanger, a new complex near Watsonville Airport. I’ve already been out to grab one of their tasty bubble teas. This week...

PV Arts virtually opens new exhibit

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Arts has officially opened its newest exhibit, “Campesinos: Workers of the Land,” to view virtually on its website during shelter-in-place. The exhibit, curated by Gabriel J. Medina and Judy Stabile, celebrates the contributions of agricultural farmworkers, and has been in the works since...

Field view | Photo Gallery

Do you have a recent photo you’d like to share? Send it to us for consideration by emailing it to [email protected] or mailing it to 21 Brennan St., Suite 14, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please include a brief description of the photo as well as the...

Traveling insects | Photo Gallery

Do you have a recent photo you’d like to share? Send it to us for consideration by emailing it to [email protected] or mailing it to 21 Brennan St., Suite 14, Watsonville, CA 95076. Please include a brief description of the photo as well as the name...

Local authors celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Two local authors will pay a visit to Kelly’s Books on Sept. 14 for an event celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

SC Symphony to play free show in City Plaza

For the final concert of the season on Thursday, the city is partnering with the Santa Cruz Symphony and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District for a special performance. “Music for the Heart” invites the community to a free concert featuring members of the symphony along with students from PVUSD schools and dancers from local folklórico group Esperanza Del Valle.

Restoration of iconic Watsonville High mural begins

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WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High School community last year was shaken when a beloved three-decades old mural on the wall of the school’s cafeteria was painted over during a construction project. The move, directed by site administration and the district facilities department, outraged the artists involved in...
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O’Neill Sea Odyssey hosting Virtual Earth Day event Thursday

SANTA CRUZ—On Thursday, April 22, O’Neill Sea Odyssey and its partners will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a free virtual event...