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March 20, 2023

Rio Theater concert to benefit Andy Vargas Foundation

WATSONVILLE—Wherever he is touring in the world, Santana lead singer Andy Vargas makes sure to let everyone know about his hometown of Watsonville. “I’ve always been proud to be from Watsonville,” Vargas said.  “I tell people that they’ve probably ate our berries or drank our...

Food Truck Tours: Saucey’z lives up to its name

Punch another notch in your belt, and let’s continue this food truck tour of Watsonville.

Bay Federal employees get prehistoric

WATSONVILLE — Bay Federal Credit Union’s Senior Leadership Team was greeted by a pack of ancient predators today as they made their way inside the bank’s branch on Freedom Boulevard. As part of the credit union’s annual Halloween decorating contest, employees had decked their workplace...

Photo: Mural restoration receives helping hand

Watsonville mural
Xipetotec Galindo helps his daughter, Coral Gonzalez, 3, apply paint to a large outdoor mural on the walls of La Manzana on West Lake Avenue in Watsonville. Watsonville artist Yermo Aranda, who originally created the mural, has been working with community members in restoring the mural. The...

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.

Sculpture adorns new columbarium at PV Public Cemetery

WATSONVILLE — A sculpture depicting two intertwining great blue herons now sits atop a new columbarium at Pajaro Valley Public Cemetery. The 12-foot tall sculpture, entitled “Eternal,” was created by local artist and teacher Sean M. Monaghan and three assistants. Monaghan said he was approached last...

Watsonville Film Festival to host virtual Day of the Dead celebration

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday observed across the globe every year in which families honor their deceased relatives with food, drink and various celebrations. For the past few years, the Watsonville Film Festival (WFF) has organized a...

Documentary about students’ trip to ‘Hamilton’ airs Saturday

pajaro middle hamilton show
PAJARO—Last year, every eighth-grader in Monterey County was given the gift of a lifetime: A chance to see the Tony Award-winning musical “Hamilton: An American Musical” live in San Francisco. Thanks to a generous donation by the Dan and Lillian King Foundation, 9,000 kids from...

Watsonville Film Festival 2021 – Movie Trailers

Watsonville film festival 2021
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...

‘Watsonville Brillante’ sees first mosaic installment

Local artist Kathleen Crocetti says she feels a tremendous weight has been lifted from her shoulders. The first phase of her five-year mosaic project, “Watsonville Brillante,” was installed last week: a 1,200-square-foot section of a large mural on the six-story Civic Plaza parking garage...

‘Catz baseball remains unbeaten in league play | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville High’s Abraham Bonilla was credited with the victory for the Wildcatz baseball team in its 10-2 win over Alvarez High in Pacific Coast...