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March 22, 2023

Second life | Photo Gallery, Dec. 13

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...

CYT Santa Cruz presents: ‘Cinderella’

APTOS—Christian Youth Theatre (CYT) Santa Cruz invites the community to celebrate Valentine’s Day this weekend with a treasured love story. CYT will present “Cinderella” at Cabrillo College’s Crocker Theatre in Aptos tonight through Sunday. The magical “dreams-come-true” tale follows a young woman who is forced...

The voice of voting | Art

The importance of voting in America, and what gets in the public’s way from doing so, is the central topic of a newly installed exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Building, “Vote! Your Vote is Your Voice/¡Vote! Su Voto es Su Voz."  Put on by...

Works by Scotts Valley artist now showing at county building

Twenty-four oil paintings by Scotts Valley artist Shirley Lehner-Rhodes are currently showing at the Santa Cruz County Building, 701 Ocean St.  A professional artist and art instructor, Lehner-Rhodes primarily works in watercolors and oils. Her ongoing series of paintings are figurative works in landscapes, local...

Film Talk | Hollywood: out of ideas or playing it safe?

Last week my friend and I saw “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” at Watsonville’s Green Valley Cinema.

Local author celebrates new releases

WATSONVILLE—During a recent cleaning of her house, Aromas author and artist Joyce Oroz discovered a set of acrylic paintings tucked away in a corner of her attic.  She had painted the pieces about 20 years prior and almost forgotten about them.  “I knew I couldn’t just...

Cast out | Photo Gallery

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...

Inaugural Filipino American History Month festival to be held Saturday

WATSONVILLE—October is Filipino American History Month, commemorating the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States in 1587. The month was first introduced in 1992 by the Filipino American National Historical Society, and was officially recognized by Congress in 2009. Since then, communities...

Artists, galleries utilize social media during closures

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Every spring, Cabrillo Gallery’s Student Exhibition highlights the work being done within the college’s art departments. Teachers and classmates choose who will be featured in the show, which is meant as a send-off at the end of the school year. But with the...

Mi Casa celebrates Day of the Dead

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The annual Mi Casa es Tu Casa exhibit opened Wednesday at Pajaro Valley Arts on Sudden Street.  The show is inspired by Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional holiday in Mexico that celebrates ancestors and others who have died....
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Watsonville Hospital gets temporary CEO

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Board of Directors on Wednesday unanimously appointed Watsonville Community Hospital Chief Operations Officer Matko Vranjes to serve as interim...