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February 24, 2024

City to host Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat event Friday

WATSONVILLE—The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department and the County of Santa Cruz will host a Drive-Thru Trunk-or-Treat event Friday between 4:30-7:30pm, or until supplies last. Families are invited to drive their vehicles through Ramsay Park, 1301 Main St., starting at the Main...

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...

New pastry shop opens in downtown Watsonville

WATSONVILLE—A new bakery that offers a dazzling and colorful line of pastries, cakes, fancy cookies, cupcakes and more has recently opened in downtown Watsonville. Ricarmi Panaderia y Pasteleria at 11 East Fifth St. is the realization of a longtime dream for Ricardo Lopez and Armida...

Watsonville author’s first work, ‘Gordo,’ widely praised

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WATSONVILLE—Local author Jaime Cortez always had nicknames, and now one of them has become his first book. “Gordo,” a paperback collection of stories, is quickly gathering praise after its release by a national publisher in August. And while “Gordo” is Cortez’s first widely distributed work,...

A symbol of community strength

A mural by UC Santa Cruz professor and artist Eduardo Carrillo in 1976 was only on display for three years in Santa Cruz before it was washed away and painted over.

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 publisher, Susan Eloise Hinton had used her first and middle...

Spanish language bookstore installed in Santa Cruz museum

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) is home to a new exhibit unlike anything it’s hosted before.

City’s youth art contest still open for submissions

WATSONVILLE—The City of Watsonville is currently holding a special art contest for local youth, and there is still a week left for pieces to be submitted. The “Thankful Youth Art Contest” aims to inspire young people in the Pajaro Valley to share their creativity through...

Africa in focus

Fifteen photographs by Scotts Valley photographer Mark Overgaard are currently showing as part of a group exhibit at the Santa Cruz County Government Center.

Watsonville Film Festival 2021 – Movie Trailers

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/363839532 Cholitas: Five indigenous Bolivian women, or cholitas, set out to climb the highest peak of the Americas, Mount Aconcagua. 82 minutes. In Spanish & Aymara with English and Spanish subtitles. En español y aymara con subtítulos en inglés. Watch CHOLITAS_trailer or watch full film in...

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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