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April 3, 2020

Library celebrates Women’s History Month | About Town

The main branch of the Watsonville Public Library has a display of literature to recognize of Women's History Month, which is March. • This evening, showers will taper off to fog around 11 p.m. The...

Light rain settles over city | About Town

A light sprinkle fell over Watsonville Tuesday but for only about 15 minutes. The National Weather Service said there is also a chance of rain tonight. After that, the next chance of rain isn’t until Saturday. •

A fresh roast | About Town

Drip Coffee Shop, a new cafè with a walk-up window, has opened at Cabrillo College in Aptos in the Student Activities building on Soquel Drive. Cabrillo spokesperson Kristen Fabos said the café offers walk-up to go order and indoor seating. They carry...

The Chop Shop moving into historic Main Street building

I see that The Chop Shop barbershop is close to opening in the former Plaza Jewelers on the ground floor of the Resetar Hotel on Main Street at West Lake Avenue. The jewelry store moved nearby to East Fifth Street.

A thorough wash

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it is temporarily stopping jail tours, screening those being brought to the main jail and stopping contact visits at all facilities. The move is in response to the declaration of local health emergency...

Counting matters

The staff at the Santa Cruz County Clerk's office were busy late last night and early today hauling in the ballots from Tuesday’s voting across the county. Evelyn Jones, who has been Clerk III since 1990, said she enjoys the work and...

Laundry Day ribbon cutting set for Sunday

Tarmo Hannula: On Sunday there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Laundry Day Laundromat, 35 East Lake Ave. in Watsonville. The ceremony is from noon to 2 p.m. • Are you ready for...

Local schools celebrate Read Across America Day

Tarmo Hannula: Watsonville Police officer Javier Ayala introduced his K9, Axel, to the kindergarten class of Mara Valadez at Freedom Elementary School Monday as part of the annual Read Across America Program. Many people in the U.S., including students, parents and teachers,...

Paying tribute | About Town 

Yesterday I stopped by the Aptos Village Center on my way to another appointment to see the first addition to the Celebration Brick Program that my colleague, Tarmo Hannula, wrote about last week, and to get another photo for when the article...

Businesses inch closer to completion

There are two businesses that are getting closer to an opening date. The first is Laundry Day on the corner of Brennan Street and East Lake Avenue. Crews took down the cyclone fences that surrounded the former Union Bank for the past...
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Small business lifeline | About Town

A painting crew has been busy adding a fresh coat of paint and a new look Thursday and Friday to the long-standing...