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November 27, 2020

County businesses achieve ‘green’ status

Four Watsonville businesses will join 19 others across the county in receiving Green Business Certificates.

Business brief: Matthew Jones Agency hosts mixer

Farmers Insurance Matthew Jones Agency, 106 Airport Blvd. Suite 101 in Watsonville will host a Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture mixer on Aug. 9 from 5-7 p.m.

Watsonville businesses embrace outdoor operations

WATSONVILLE—As many shelter-in-place restrictions remain in place due to Covid-19, state, county and city officials have looked for ways to allow businesses to open safely. This has included moving outdoors—onto sidewalks, into parking lots and even streets. Watsonville businesses...

Melee over food cart captures community attention

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SANTA CRUZ—A recent clash between a Santa Cruz restaurant owner and a mobile hot dog vendor has drawn countywide attention, forcing one restaurant to close its doors and prompting demonstrations that have drawn hundreds of supporters. According to Santa...

Corralitos Coffeehouse moving into vacant Second Street cafe

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By Abigail Acosta, Special to the Pajaronian WATSONVILLE—The owners of Corralitos Coffeehouse will be closing their doors in Corralitos on Aug. 22 and moving their operations to downtown Watsonville. Greg Bobeda and Lacey Dent will take...

Beer Mule opens in Watsonville

The owners of Beer Mule were hoping for an easy “soft opening” when they announced their first night via Instagram on Saturday.

New medical clinic goes skyward

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WATSONVILLE—Construction is moving forward on a proposed dialysis clinic that would complement the nearby Watsonville Community Hospital. Being built by AGI General Contracting, the 11,424-square-foot outpatient ambulatory clinic is going up on a 1.15-acre lot at 58 Hanger Way...

Pier 1 to close all stores

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CAPITOLA—Pier 1 Imports announced Tuesday that it will close all 540 of its stores nationwide, sell its inventory and liquidate its assets. The sales will begin at the Capitola store as soon as the Santa Cruz County Health Department...

Staying with Sumano’s

In 2012, Edgar Sumano made the decision to come to Watsonville and begin working at his father’s bakery.

Nonprofit helping the community help itself

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APTOS—In her more than two decades of working with nonprofit organizations, C.J. Runyon spent eight years with Walu International, which among other things helps provide hand-washing stations to rural communities in Papua New Guinea and Nicaragua, where poor sanitation leads to a...
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Church Christmas Tree Farms open for business

ROYAL OAKS—Last year, Church Christmas Tree Farms celebrated its 60th year. The family-owned business, now run by Glenn Church and his two...

Work continues on PV field