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About Town, Week of Sept. 2

Observations from across the Pajaro Valley and beyond.

Community briefs, April 20: Steampunk zombie western novel Kickstarter launched

Community briefs, April 20, 2018

Man killed by falling tree on Hwy. 17, 10 vehicles involved

One man was killed on Highway 17 Thursday when a falling tree struck his vehicle, California Highway Patrol officer Sam Courtney said.

Watsonville Police: man filmed himself sexually assaulting children

Watsonville Police Detectives have arrested a man who filmed himself sexually assaulting at least two children.

Council rejects temporary ban on new drive-thrus

WATSONVILLE—Drive-thrus got the green light at Tuesday night’s Watsonville City Council meeting. By a 5-2 vote the council rejected...

City raises campaign finance limits

In next year’s city-wide elections voters will be able to donate up to $500, a $100 increase from the previous limit passed in 2010. The limit will increase by $25 every two years starting in 2022.

Appleton Grill to host Bay Area band

The Appleton Grill will welcome Bay Area musicians Bang Data in a concert on Saturday at 9 p.m.

Man who allegedly threatened hospital arrested

A man from Albuquerque, N.M. was arrested early Wednesday morning for allegedly threatening to use a gun to commit an assault at Dominican Hospital.

County launches intervention team

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday heard a report on a new program created to help some of the county’s most recalcitrant criminals.

Santa Cruz County’s first inclusive park opens

LIVE OAK—Santa Cruz County’s first-ever inclusive playground officially opened Jan. 18 at Chanticleer Park in Live Oak.  LEO’s Haven,...