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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...

New pastry shop opens in downtown Watsonville

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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 Film Festival launches virtual film series

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Film Festival (WFF) on March 11 announced that it was canceling its eighth annual festival, which was scheduled to begin the next day, due to growing concerns of COVID-19. The decision came less than a week before the county and state issued shelter-in-place...

Cabrillo Gallery opens virtual Student Exhibition 2021

APTOS—On Monday Cabrillo Gallery celebrated the opening of its annual Student Exhibition, showcasing over 75 works from students of Cabrillo College’s Art Studio and Art Photography departments. The online show represents all disciplines taught at the school, which includes painting, drawing, printing, ceramic, sculpture, small-scale...

Photo: RedBall rolls through Watsonville

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The RedBall Project, a global public art installation that has been to more than 30 cities since 2001, visits the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center Friday. The display is in celebration of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History’s 25th anniversary. The 15-foot blow-up...

Artist, public schools team up to install interactive murals

Two years ago Amy Thomas, principal at Watsonville Charter School of the Arts, noticed that her students were getting a bit restless during and in between classes. She and staff began searching for something both educational and physical to engage the kids during the...

Artist raises $1,000 for Ukrainian children through Open Studios

APTOS—Local artist and Pajaro Valley Arts exhibit coordinator Hedwig Heerschop recently raised $1,000 during the Open Studios Art Tour for children in Ukraine. Heerschop, a fine art photographer and printmaker, raffled off one of her photograph etchings, depicting a blue and yellow sunflower. She sold...

Photo Gallery | Nov. 27, 2019

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 of...

PV Arts reopens gallery, welcomes new executive director

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WATSONVILLE—After a year of being shuttered, Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) has once again fully opened its gallery to the public. On April 9, the organization welcomed the public back with the start of its annual fundraising exhibit, “Take Aways: Art to Go!” Now in its...

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...
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