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April 22, 2021

Watsonville Community Band creates Christmas music video

Watsonville Community Band
WATSONVILLE—Music concerts and other live events might not be happening this holiday season, but the Watsonville Community Band (WCB) hopes it can still bring a little joy into people’s homes. On Monday WCB released a new music video, dubbing it their Christmas “concert” for the...

Watsonville couple transforms property into rural retreat

Artist Judy Gittelsohn fondly remembers her first experience at an artist’s retreat. Working for the company Golden Paints, she was able to go to a place where she could work without distractions or responsibilities. “It really nourished my development,” Gittelsohn said. “I did my best...

New book chronicles the near-industrialization of Monterey Bay

He was only 6 years old, but Glenn Church vaguely remembers the construction of the power plant in Moss Landing, which was being built not far from where he grew up. “I recall seeing those stacks go up… it was a big deal,” he said....

Author releases next installment in local mystery series

For the past decade, local author Joyce Oroz has steadily released volumes of her Josephine Stuart Mystery Series. And now the 12th book has joined the lineup. “Lost and Bound” follows the series’ titular character, Josephine Stuart, as she investigates the death of a woman...

‘Watsonville is in the Heart’ 2021 calendar released

WATSONVILLE—For the second year running, a group from Watsonville’s Filipino community is releasing a calendar highlighting family histories.  The “Watsonville is in the Heart” calendar is part of the Tobera Project, an ongoing project aiming to preserve, honor and celebrate that history, especially those of...

Watsonville native a finalist in NBC monologue competition

WATSONVILLE—It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that writer and actor Sedrick Cabrera grew up at the Fox Theater in downtown Watsonville.  His family owned the My Choice Pizza & Deli Café, attached to the theater (now reopened as Slice Project by his friends Brando...

Cabrillo Theater presents Pulitzer Prize-winning play

Cabrillo College theater
APTOS—The performing arts sector has taken a major hit due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Large gatherings—especially those indoors—are discouraged in order to slow the spread of the virus, and as such theaters and other venues have been forced to remain closed. The Cabrillo College Theater...

A slippery slide | Photo Gallery

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Author explores undiagnosed Asperger’s in ‘The Driveway Rules’

Driveway Rules Marc Sander
WATSONVILLE—From an early age, Marc Sander could tell he thought and felt a bit differently from his peers. One day, while playing basketball with a group of kids in his neighbor’s driveway, he became increasingly frustrated with how they were playing the game. They...

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...
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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...