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February 28, 2021

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Oct. 18, 2019 Tarmo Hannula: Here comes Halloween, one of my favorite times of the year. Fall leaves, colder mornings and evenings, crazy dressed up houses and businesses. The other day I spotted T-Rex stomping through Nob Hill Foods in Capitola following customers through the...

About Town, week of Nov. 18

Nov. 20, 2019 Tarmo Hannula: Someone called 9-1-1 Wednesday morning after they spotted a man prowling around their carport on Harper Street in Live Oak. An SC Sheriff deputy arrived within minutes and located a suspect at 3:40 a.m. When the deputy confronted the man...

Rail Trail construction continues | About Town

Work continues on the new Rail Trail system, a network of bike and pedestrian paths along the old train rail that will eventually connect Watsonville to Davenport. • Today is Veteran’s Day. Due to the coronavirus, like just about everything else in today’s world (especially special...

Watsonville’s City Plaza is glowing | About Town, Dec. 9

Dec. 9, 2019 Watsonville taking applications for public art projects Tony Nuñez: The City of Watsonville is taking applications for four public art projects that will be located on publicly or nonprofit owned property. The winning applications will receive a $1,000 grant from the city for their...

About Town, Week of Sept. 23

Observations from across the Pajaro Valley and beyond.

Santa Cruz sees crowds on Halloween | About Town

No one came to our door Saturday night for Halloween. Typically we get dozens of kids in costumes, families roaming the streets, strangers greeting strangers at the doorstep. Not this year. Downtown Santa Cruz, however, came out in force with, what police said was...

United Presbyterian Church to close | About Town, Dec. 10

United Presbyterian Church to close Tarmo Hannula: The United Presbyterian Church on East Beach Street is slated to have its last service Jan. 5 before they close. The congregation has been around Watsonville since 1860. Our reporter Johanna Miller will have an article with more...

Work continues on PV field

While the artificial turf has been rolled out at Pajaro Valley High's new athletic field, work continues on the overall project. • It’s less than a month before the days start getting longer again. Phew! This year, with Covid in the air, curfews, lockdowns in the...

About Town, Week of Nov. 11

November 14, 2019 Tarmo Hannula: I stopped by Freedom Meat Lockers in Watsonville Wednesday and the place was abuzz with customers stacking up their Thanksgiving meal orders, among other things. Manager Will Panis said now is the time to get orders in as things are...

Holidays around the corner | About Town

The folks at the Fairgrounds Foundation have teamed up with the Agricultural History Project this year to create the first-ever Holiday Lights Drive-Thru. The colorful, light-infused event is offered as an alternative to Christmas celebrations during the pandemic, where visitors won't have to get...
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Cross country: Weekly roundup, Feb. 27

The Aptos High boys cross country team, once again led by its trio of standout seniors, defeated Monte Vista Christian to remain unbeaten in...
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The Porter and The Arts

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