Chevrolet of Watsonville hosts Annual Custom Car Show

WATSONVILLE — On July 8, Chevrolet of Watsonville will host its Ninth Annual Custom Car Show, benefitting the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter.

The gathering includes more than 120 historic vehicles, hot rods and classics, with 21 awards handed out, such as Best of Show and People’s Choice. The free event features music and food, as well raffle prizes and a silent auction.

All proceeds go to the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, Santa Cruz County’s only open-admission, full service animal shelter.

The Custom Car Show is open to all makes and models. Pre-registration is $30, and day-of registration is $40. For information, contact Steve at 234-3815 or Rick at 722-4122, or visit

The event will be held July 8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Chevrolet of Watsonville, 490 Auto Center Drive.

For information on Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, visit


PVPSA receives $1 million for program

PAJARO — First 5 Monterey County awarded Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance a little more than $1 million to fund their Pajaro Saludable/Healthy Pajaro Collaborative Project.

The four-year project is in partnership between PVPSA and the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and will serve children and families in the Pajaro and Las Lomas areas of North Monterey County.

The project will provide children ages 0-5 and their families’ access to behavioral health services offered by PVPSA and playgroup services offered by PVUSD. In addition, parents will receive parental education workshops offered by Positive Discipline Community Resources.

Services will be available in schools, as well as in community-based locations including Monterey County’s Porter Building located on Bishop Street in Pajaro.


Performing arts class designed for life-long learners

APTOS — Cabrillo Extension, Cabrillo Theatre Arts, Cabrillo Stage and NextStage Productions are offering classes designed for life-long learners aged 50-plus.

Performing arts students will have the opportunity to hone their skills while exploring how the creative process promotes health and lifelong learning.

The week begins at Cabrillo College on June 22 and ends June 28 with a student showcase. Students will work with music from the Disney Shows being produced by Cabrillo Stage: “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Addams Family.”

To register, visit or call 479-6331.


TAMC honored with two awards

MONTEREY COUNTY — The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) received two transportation awards at two ceremonies last week.

The first award, presented at the 17th Annual Caltrans Excellence in Partnering Awards Ceremony, lauded the TAMC for its “remarkable effort and contribution to partnering” on the Highway 101/San Juan Road Interchange Project in Aromas. 

The TAMC received the “Best Practices” award. TAMC’s employees Grant Leonard, Transportation Planner, and Hank Myers, Transportation Engineer, were praised for their leadership roles in partnering with Caltrans.

Later that evening, TAMC Executive Director Debbie Hale accepted the “Employer of the Year” Award from the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).  WTS recognized TAMC for the agency’s organizational structure and the number of women in executive and senior positions.

For information, visit or call 775-0903.


Capitola hosts Art and Music at the Beach

CAPITOLA – Capitola Art and Cultural Commission will host a concert and art show that features local artists at Esplanade Park every Sunday from June 25 through Aug. 20.

It will be free and open to the public.

For information, contact Leslie Fellows at 419-7485 or [email protected] or visit

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