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Reel Work Film Festival hits year 16

The 16th annual Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival will kick off Saturday and run through May 1. The films and discussions take place at multiple venues spanning Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey counties.

Suspects ditch stolen car

Watsonville Police Sgt. Mish Radich works with Master Officer Burt Iles, K-9 officer Rocky and California Highway Patrol officer Robert Padilla Tuesday in searching for four men that reportedly fled from officers on foot.

Report: Water usage decreases

A wet winter has slightly helped the Pajaro Valley’s water situation, but the continued over-pumping of aquifers and seawater intrusion remain significant issues.

Sanctuary city status to be updated

City leaders will take a first look at an ordinance that aims to strengthen Watsonville's sanctuary city status on Tuesday.

WPD welcomes new K-9

The Watsonville Police Department has welcomed the newest member to their team: Axel, a 1-year-old German shepherd from the Czech Republic.

Strawberry season takes hold

Field workers start in on a harvest of fresh strawberries for the California Giant label on a farm off of Lee Road.

Patricia Solano dies

Patricia Gospodnetich Solano, a lifelong Watsonville resident who raised five children and variously worked as a teacher, a telephone operator and a legal secretary, died Monday after an illness. She was 78.

Commission recommends marijuana manufacturing

The Watsonville Planning Commission voiced its support Tuesday to add medical marijuana manufacturing to the city’s current cultivation ordinance.

Working for a common goal

Rev. Robin Mathews-Johnson has been the pastor at Watsonville United Methodist Church for almost 18 years. During that time, she has worked with various local organizations and foundations to try and make a positive impact on the community, focusing on he

Training day for the dogs

In an expansive meadow on the outskirts of Watsonville Monday, a group of police officers from several agencies gathered with their K-9 partners to take a brief ride on a helicopter.