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July 14, 2024

Suspect nabbed in school burglary

A man was arrested Feb. 21 for stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronic equipment from Bradley Elementary School.  Travis Clarke, 33, was charged with burglary, possession of a controlled substance and a probation violation. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail in lieu...

Watsonville High names Hall of Fame inductees

Every year, the Watsonville High School Foundation welcomes its latest members of the school’s Hall of Fame—people who have walked the hallowed halls, graduated and gone on to lead notable lives. The awards ceremony was launched in 1986 as a way to showcase the achievements...

Powerful winds topple trees and power lines, prompt tornado warning

Winds were so strong Saturday night that meteorologists issued a tornado warning on the  Central Coast including for Elkhorn and Prunedale, as well as areas around Aptos and Watsonville. Just after 8pm, some residents reported seeing a “funnel cloud” touch down on the 700 block...

Election Night: Watsonville Hospital’s Measure N takes early lead

As election results continued to roll in Tuesday night, Measure N came out swinging, with 69.9% of voters approving it. That number had dipped to 68.5% early Wednesday morning just barely making the required two-thirds supermajority. Measure N would provide $116 million for Watsonville Community Hospital...

Panetta hoping to continue his mission

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Editor’s note: this is the final installment of our pre-election coverage, as voters mull their mail-in ballot and make their decisions. A story on Rep. Jimmy Panetta’s  Green Party opponent ran on Feb. 8. Republican challenger Jason Michael Anderson did not respond to a...

Watsonville City Council ends zoom participation option at public meetings

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The Watsonville City Council on Tuesday voted to end public comment via Zoom at its meetings, a decision spurred by two racist 'zoom bomb' calls made anonymously on Oct. 24. The city of Capitola also experienced so-called “Zoom-bombs” around the same time. In the calls, both...

The circus comes to town

The Circus has come to town, this time at Ramsay Park on Main Street in Watsonville.  Circus Royal Spectacular—out of Las Vegas—rolled into town Tuesday, and crews quickly began driving giant tent stakes into the softball diamond  to set up their mammoth bigtop tent. Circus spokesperson...

Photo story: Open at last

Barricades were recently taken down where Atkinson Lane meets Freedom Boulevard during construction of the new Tabasas Gardens homes (shown here). The lane had been closed to allow for construction for more than a year.

Photo story: Pajaro fire displaces two families

Photo by Tarmo Hannula of The Pajaronian - An early-morning fire tore through a home at 41 San Juan Road in Pajaro Wednesday. North Monterey County Fire Division Chief Jess Cortez said no-one was injured in the blaze at the corner of Gonda Street....

Helping those that help–Jacob’s Heart gets art supply donation

Jacob’s Heart Family Center got an extra boost on Feb. 8 when members of the West San Jose - Campbell Lions Club delivered 200 art kits to the Watsonville center. Lion’s Club members Dave Kaplow and Gayle Kludt hand delivered the kits that included drawing...
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Watsonville Police: suspect had ghost gun in stolen truck

Police on Sunday were looking for a man who escaped after leading them on a vehicle pursuit in a stolen pickup and a foot...