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September 22, 2023

College Lake water pipeline project moving forward

College Lake Pipeline Project
One mile of the College Lake Pipeline Project in Watsonville has now been completed, with five miles to go.  The project calls for six miles of 30-inch water main to transport treated water from a new College Lake facility on Holohan Road to more than...

Candidates vying for Santa Cruz County’s District 2 seat

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Two of the four people who have so far signaled their intentions to replace outgoing Santa Cruz County Supervisor Zach Friend for the District 2 seat are veteran policymakers with years of experience in the public sector. Kim De Serpa, who has served on the...

PVUSD kicks off superintendent search

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The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees launched its search for a new superintendent late last month, hammering out a loose timeline, determining how the community will be involved and discussing the characteristics they want for a new leader. The Aug. 30 discussion...

Q&A: Jose Camacho on providing youth with cultural opportunities

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The community is invited to attend the Celebration of Arts and Culture on Sept. 16 at 7pm at the Henry J. Mello Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by Activities 4 All, Ballet Folklórico Ollin, Esperanza del Valle, Estrellas de Esperanza, Grupo Folklórico Los...

Briefs: Cabrillo celebrates Hispanic Serving Institution designation

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Cabrillo celebrates Hispanic Serving Institution designation Cabrillo College is celebrating its designation as an Hispanic Serving Institution with a variety of events. VAPA Voices Day will be held on Sept. 11 from noon to 2pm at the Aptos amphitheater. The event features free food, workshops and...

Car stop reveals gun, drugs in Watsonville

A man who was pulled over for reportedly running a red light was arrested for being in possession of drugs and a gun. According to Watsonville Police, an officer was patrolling the Freedom Boulevard and Davis Avenue area when he saw a blue Corvette driver...

Suspected burglar nabbed by Watsonville Police

Thanks to the help of an alert resident, officers on patrol arrested a man suspected of breaking into a local business. Dispatchers received a call from a community member reporting that a man was acting suspicious on the 300 block of Harvest Drive. As Watsonville Police...

Labor Day gathering returns to downtown Watsonville

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Live music, information tables, food and speeches was the tune of the day in Romo Park in downtown Watsonville at the annual Labor Day gathering Monday.  Put on by the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, the event showcased the essence of Labor Day—to pay tribute...

Blooms in focus at annual Monterey Bay Dahlia Society show

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The Monterey Bay Dahlia Society showcased more than 1,000 blooms at its annual Dahlia Show at the Capitola Mall on Saturday and Sunday. With categories of individual blooms to bouquets, amateurs, first time exhibitors and open to all, the free event unfolded in the center...

Big rig tears off hydrant, geyser erupts in downtown Watsonville

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A powerful geyser of water blasted into the sky at Main and West Beach streets for more than five hours Monday after a big rig knocked over a fire hydrant just past 10am. The stream of water gushing from the ground was so strong that...

Mariners remain determined during rebuilding year | SCCAL girls volleyball 

Aptos High girls volleyball team is making huge steps forward in the ultra-competitive Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League after finding success in what is...