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July 12, 2020

Fashion show benefits playground

The Aptos Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Hats off to Spring Fashion” event is not only a way to check out the latest fashions from local businesses, but also a chance to benefit a local organization.

RTC says ‘Yes’ to train and buses, ‘No’ to trail and pod cars

Santa Cruz County RTC
By Jacob Pierce, Good Times News Editor SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—A countywide transportation commission voted on Thursday to move forward with in-depth analysis of four possible options for the future of Santa Cruz County’s rail trail corridor. The leading...

Man arrested after chase on stolen motorcycle

WATSONVILLE—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday arrested a man after a brief chase on a stolen motorcycle that had swapped plates. Alejandro Villarreal Alejandro Villarreal, 33, was charged with evading police, receiving stolen property...

PV Health Trust commits to funding city’s youth sports programs

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WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Community Health Trust Executive Director DeAndre James on Tuesday confirmed that the nonprofit healthcare foundation will fund Watsonville’s youth sports programs if the City Council at its June 23 meeting approves a full-scale cut of the city’s sports programming for...

Evictions rise in first month without moratorium

Watsonville evictions
WATSONVILLE—Tenant advocates saw a modest increase in eviction notices in June, the month immediately following the Watsonville City Council’s decision to allow its citywide eviction moratorium to expire. The council at its May 26 meeting voted 5-2—Mayor Rebecca Garcia...

Second Harvest calls in National Guard to help with distribution

WATSONVILLE—Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Cruz County has a message for the community: the California National Guard members stationed there are not there to protect food supplies, and they are not there to enforce the statewide shelter-in-pace order.

CNN documentary set in Watsonville

Salud Para La Gente’s Director of Women’s Health, Dr. Cristina Gamboa, is featured in the latest episode of “Giving Birth in America,” a documentary series by Every Mother Counts, available on and CNNgo.

Sheriff: Pleasure Point kidnapping victim was shot to death

Tushar Atre arrest
SANTA CRUZ — The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said the man kidnapped from his Pleasure Point home on Oct. 1 was shot to death, and confirmed he was murdered. Tushar Atre, 50, was kidnapped from his...

Third nurse in sex case extradited to Santa Cruz

A nurse from Tuscon, Ariz. who allegedly committed several sex acts with children was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail on Thursday, court records showed.

Dahlias up close

The annual Dahlia Show by the Monterey Bay Dahlia Society will run Aug. 24-25 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
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San Jose man arrested in connection to fatal shooting in Santa...

SAN JOSE—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a San Jose man suspected of a fatal shooting that occurred on June...