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September 27, 2023

Mastering the perfect slice of ‘za

A lot comes to mind in the art of mastering the perfect slice of pizza. For starters, portions are important because nobody wants to have too much sauce or too much cheese below a mountain full of toppings that prevents the dough from fully baking.  Slice...

Q&A: Cristal González Avila speaks about her artistic inspirations

Cristal González Avila
Youth in grades 3 through 8 are invited to a five-day workshop entitled “The Mask We Wear & the Stories We Tell.” Facilitated by Cristal González Avila, it runs June 27 through July 1 at the Watsonville Center for the Arts. This hands-on workshop...

Outdoor sculpture show opens for 17th year at Sierra Azul Nursery

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“Sculpture IS: In the Garden 2023,” an outdoor exhibit of more than 90 sculptures, has just opened at Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens in Watsonville. In its 17th year, the annual exhibit, produced by Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA), features artists from around the Monterey...

PV Arts opens ‘Emergence’ show

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“Emergence,” the latest exhibition at Pajaro Valley Arts, has opened at the Pajaro Valley Gallery, 37 Sudden St. The exhibit showcases 33 artists with more than 100 works in a wealth of mediums. Based on the definition of emergence—“coming into being or prominence”—the artwork features new...

Nerdville Watsonville returns for third year

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The third annual Nerdville Watsonville will take place June 25. The event is described as a “fun and family friendly day of anime, cosplay, collectables and more,” by the hosts, Friends of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department. “This year, we honor the amazing anime...

Q&A: Valéria Miranda highlights new exhibit, Porter Building

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The community is invited to an opening reception for “Emergence” on June 4 from 2-4pm at Pajaro Valley Art’s (PVA) Sudden Street Gallery. This multimedia exhibit celebrates artists emerging onto the art scene, exploring new media, presenting new bodies of work, and/or completing higher...

Q&A: Graciela Vega on Cinco de Mayo

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The community is invited to gather and celebrate Cinco de Mayo on May 5 from 4-7pm in the Watsonville City Plaza. Co-presented by the Farmers’ Market, Poesía en la Plaza and Ballet Folklorico Ollin, the event will feature music, poets, dancers and booths.  We spoke...

Watsonville Film Festival invests in local talent

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WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Film Festival announced the launch of its 2023 Cine Se Puede Fellowship, a program designed to support emerging Latine filmmakers in the region.  The fellowship is a year-long program that provides funding, mentorship, industry connections, workshops and master classes, as well as peer...

PHOTO: Michoacán dance instructor visits Watsonville

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Aldo Valenzuela Roman (standing, at right), a dance instructor from Michoacán, Mexico, leads members of the youth group, Estrellas De Esperanza, which is headed up by Ruby Vasquez. Roman was helping students learn traditional Mexican dances Thursday inside the Watsonville Center for the Arts....

PHOTO: Stabile named Paul Harris Fellow

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Judy Stabile (third from right) was named a Paul Harris Fellow Tuesday evening by members of Freedom Rotary. Trina Coffman-Gomez, president of Freedom Rotary (second from right), said Stabile was singled out for her "extraordinary" contributions to the art community, especially with her role...
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PVUSD trustees approve new Assistant Superintendent contract

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the contract for a new assistant superintendent to oversee the district’s 16...
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CHP searching for new officers