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DA: No charges to be filed in beach death

A man arrested in the death of another man Sunday in Santa Cruz will not be charged, Santa Cruz County District Attorney Jeff Rosell announced Tuesday.

Drive-by shooting reported at busy intersection

A reported drive-by shooting at Main Street and South Green Valley Road Saturday afternoon closed the busy intersection for several minutes.

Mountain lion nabbed in shopping center

SANTA CRUZ – The presence of a mountain lion closed down a huge section of Live Oak early Thursday after a witness spotted the young male in the East Cliff Village Shopping Center.

City Council approves manufacturing, processing of medical marijuana

WATSONVILLE — The Watsonville City Council on Tuesday narrowly approved an ordinance that will allow for the manufacturing and processing of medical marijuana products.

In recognition of local labor

WATSONVILLE — Workers at Lakeside Organic Gardens of Watsonville were honored with a hot lunch served at the edge of a farm Thursday. The annual gesture is a way for the folks at Charlie Hong Kong Restaurant of Santa Cruz, who served the meal, to give tha

Outdoor Day approaches

The eighth annual Monterey Bay Youth Outdoor Day is slated for May 12 and 13. The free, family-oriented event, which takes place at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, will include scores of exhibitors who will be on hand to help youths get acquainted and

Teachers confront trustees

WATSONVILLE — An estimated 600 teachers, parents and students packed the Watsonville City Council chambers Wednesday for the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting. The crowd was there to protest a proposed cap on the amount th

Serving their community

WATSONVILLE — In the coming days, Amelia Earhart will visit Lisa Fowler’s classroom at Linscott Charter School, as will Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein and Rosa Parks. Of course, the actual pilot, president, theoretical physicist and civil rights acti

Man arrested for gun, drugs in vehicle

A Watsonville man was arrested Tuesday during a traffic stop after an officer found a bag of methamphetamine and a loaded handgun in his vehicle.

New website, new logo for the city of Watsonville aims for...

The City of Watsonville on Tuesday announced “big changes” for its communication efforts, with a new website, community newsletter and a new city logo.