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Updated public safety sales tax coming to voters in March 2020

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council on Tuesday placed the updated half-cent public safety sales tax on the March 3 ballot.

Five mid-county stores cited in alcohol, tobacco sting

APTOS—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies issued misdemeanor citations at five mid-county businesses after employees allegedly sold alcohol or tobacco to minor decoys,...

Knife wielder shuts down SC bridge

Santa Cruz Police shut down the Water Street Bridge in Santa Cruz Monday for about 90 minutes where a woman reportedly waved...

Holiday tree arrives in Watsonville

Plaza decoration begins; tree lighting set for Nov. 24 WATSONVILLE—Downtown Watsonville was bustling with activity Tuesday morning as a...

City seeks to expand cannabis businesses

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council on Tuesday will provide direction on major proposed modifications to the City’s cannabis laws, including the possible addition...

Honoring those who served

WATSONVILLE—As the steeple bells of St. Patrick’s Cathedral struck 10 Monday morning, a group of former military members began a march from...

Eight years of vintage antiques

The Goat Hill Fair got its start on a small goat farm on the Highway 17 summit. The vintage...

Ambriz, Alaniz served country with honor

WATSONVILLE—When a former member of the military dies, the Freedom Veterans of Foreign War Post 1716 Honor Guard is there to honor...

Second Harvest launches food drive

APTOS—In Santa Cruz County, one in four children are considered food insecure, a number Second Harvest Food Bank CEO Willy Elliott‑McCrea called...

Embattled Santa Cruz County judge announces retirement

SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Ariadne Symons on Monday announced she will retire from the bench at the conclusion of...