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October 19, 2021

City offering grants for public art

WATSONVILLE—The City of Watsonville is investing $4,000 into public art projects in the coming year. The Public Art Grant Program, established earlier this month, will distribute four $1,000 grants to different projects by Watsonville artists that aim to improve and enrich the city. Projects can...

5 takeaways from the unprecedented $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

COVID-19 relief bill
Almost all Americans will soon receive one-time payments from the federal government thanks to the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill approved by Congress on Tuesday night, according to the Associated Press. Details of the unrivaled package are expected to change as leaders continue negotiations...

After-school team changing school’s environmental culture

Calabasas Elementary School's Green Team is an after-school club dedicated to cleaning the campus and, by extension, the greater Monterey Bay area.

Community briefs, June 15

Community briefs, June 15, 2018

Obon Festival returns Sunday

The Watsonville Buddhist Temple will host its annual Obon Festival Sunday with an afternoon of dedication and dancing.

Watsonville resident takes to the sky on 92nd birthday

Marie Roberts was just 3 years old when she first started to dream of flying. Born in Nebraska in 1928, Roberts watched her father install a large, multi-unit birdhouse in their home’s yard. She was immediately transfixed. “I looked up at those creatures and I started...

Santa Cruz County subject to power outages

Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz County officials said residents should expect to experience rotating power outages of 1-3 hours until 10pm tonight, as the state's energy grid continues to struggle with increased demand because of the ongoing heatwave. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) early Monday issued a...

Second Harvest food distributions to run through August

Second Harvest Food Bank
SANTA CRUZ—Second Harvest Food Bank hosted a drive-thru community food distribution Friday at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Supported by numerous volunteers and members of the California National Guard, the distribution unfolded under overcast skies as part of ongoing county-wide distributions that alternate between the...

PHOTO: Wild land fire controlled

Abandoned boat damaged in blaze.

Annual community fundraisers move online

Wine and roses
WATSONVILLE—An Evening of Wine and Roses and the Farm to Fork Gala, two annual community fundraisers for local organizations, have moved online. Wine and Roses, a fundraiser for the Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust, will be a virtual event on Nov. 6 at 6pm. Tickets...
Judy Gittelsohn

Local teaching artist moves into new studio in downtown Watsonville

WATSONVILLE—Judy Gittelsohn has big plans for the downtown Watsonville arts scene. For the past two months, Gittelsohn has been slowly but surely moving her artwork,...