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July 26, 2021

Kings Village manager Christopher Ow dies in motorcycle crash

Christopher David Ow, a member of the prominent Santa Cruz real estate family, died recently in a Southern California motorcycle crash, according to family sources. He was 54. Ow was a property manager with Ow Family Properties and was the on-site manager at King’s Village...

Watsonville Covid-19 testing site now open to all area residents

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WATSONVILLE—The Covid-19 community testing site at Ramsay Park in Watsonville is now open to all residents of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. First opened to frontline healthcare workers, first responders and employees working in essential services and roles, the site will now test everyone, including...

Watsonville man sentenced to 104 years in prison for trafficking Gilroy woman

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By Michael Moore, Morgan Hill Times Editor A Watsonville man was sentenced to 104 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of pimping, trafficking and abusing a Gilroy woman over several years, according to authorities. Andre William Furtado, 33, was convicted by a jury in Santa...

Correctional officer party likely cause of new Santa Cruz County outbreak

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By Jake Pierce, Good Times News Editor There are now 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases among correctional officers in the outbreak at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Also, seven officers are in isolation while they quarantine due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus that’s driving the...

Owners of La Perla in Watsonville living their ‘American dream’

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WATSONVILLE—It has been three decades since Gabino Torres and Anna Martinez opened a small Mexican seafood restaurant on Main Street, a business they launched as a way to pair their love of their native cuisine with a drive to support their family. La Perla del...

Watsonville man killed in crash on Amesti Road identified

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WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville man who died early Friday morning in a solo-vehicle crash on Amesti Road has been identified as Andres Garcia Vidal. California Highway Patrol officer Sam Courtney said Vidal, 33, was driving a blue 1998 Volkswagen Beetle eastbound on Amesti Road east of Cypress...

Two dead, one injured in Corralitos crash

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Two people died in a two-car crash in Corralitos Sunday night and a woman was left in serious condition.

Man arrested near U.S.-Mexico border prime suspect in Watsonville homicide

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WATSONVILLE—A Santa Cruz man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his reported girlfriend at an apartment complex on the 300 block of Clifford Avenue Tuesday evening. Watsonville Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said Mexican authorities near the San Luis, Ariz. border crossing to Mexico...

Watsonville man dies after four-vehicle crash on Highway 1

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SANTA CRUZ—The 27-year-old Watsonville man who died March 25 after a four-vehicle crash on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz has been identified as Cameron Olsen. According to California Highway Patrol officer Alyssa Gutierrez, a 77-year-old Moss Landing man was driving south on Highway 1 at...

Prostitution date gone wrong leads to two arrests

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville police on Monday arrested a woman on prostitution charges after a man who solicited her services called 911. That call came after the woman’s associate pulled a gun on the victim when he refused to pay the agreed price. Tianna Mitchell, 19, was arrested...
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Two arrested in Santa Cruz Black Lives Matter mural vandalism

SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz police arrested two men suspected of vandalizing a large Black Lives Matter mural in Santa Cruz on Saturday by making a...