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February 24, 2024

Cabrillo Gallery holds annual fundraising exhibit

APTOS—Ever since the first shelter-in-place order went into effect in March, Cabrillo College’s art gallery has been working to adapt and keep afloat. This has meant moving all exhibits to virtual formats and focusing on social media outreach while continuing to support students. In early...

Popular Watsonville eateries reopen for pick-up and delivery

NOTE: Part of this story was written by reporter Tarmo Hannula. While some Watsonville restaurants have remained open since the countywide shelter-in-place order went into effect over two months ago, many have taken their time adjusting to the industry’s changing landscape. This includes two Watsonville mainstays:...

Watsonville’s Portuguese community celebrates sister city designation

WATSONVILLE—Situated along the western coast of São Jorge Island in Portugal is Velas, a historic port town with a population of just over 5,580 people. Located in the Azores, the city is one of the oldest settlements on the island, boasting incredible ocean views...

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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...

Order up | Restaurant Guide

The following is a comprehensive list of eateries, cafes, breweries and more open during the shelter-in-place order due to Covid-19. Are we missing your business? Please contact [email protected] to have your establishment addd to the list. • RESTAURANTS • Ella’s at the Airport: Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7...

Try This | July 12, 2019

A weekly column that celebrates local businesses — especially eateries, watering holes, coffee shops and the like.

New downtown mural honors Watsonville’s top crop

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WATSONVILLE—A new outdoor mural is taking shape thanks to three local artists and the backing of a business owner at the heavily traveled intersection of East Lake Avenue and Brennan Street. Jessica Carrasco, Mateo Gonzalez (aka Primo) and Paul De Worken started work on the...

Arte del Corazón brings open-air exhibits to Watsonville

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WATSONVILLE—How can art be exhibited in the time of Covid-19? Ask Watsonville artist Monica Galvan. Take it outdoors is her simple reply.  That’s part of the mission of Arte del Corazón, a Watsonville-based organization that has been staging open-air art shows around the city to...

Fairy tales with a twist

Janie Scott, Director and Choreographer of Cabrillo Stage’s latest theater musical “Into the Woods,” admits she is a bit of a geek for Stephen Sondheim.

TEDxSantaCruz 2024 announces April event at Cabrillo College

South Santa Cruz County will be well represented at this year’s TEDxSantaCruz event, which returns April 13 and will be held at Cabrillo College’s...

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