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Local team earns top prize

A pair of students from a Santa Cruz-based home school program took a top prize earlier this month at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles.

Sheriff’s office: Beware of kidnapping, bail scams

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Clark on Tuesday said that residents have been targeted recently by a so-called virtual kidnapping scam.

PVUSD teachers sideline meeting

PVUSD Board of Trustees chair Kim De Serpa ended the board meeting early Wednesday after teachers packed the room and refused to move to the hallway. DeSerpa, Watsonville Fire Marshal cited safety concerns. Teachers were there to demand salary increases

Red Cross Heroes announced

On June 16, 15-year-old Watsonville resident Reese Selck will be among 11 community members who will be honored by the American Red Cross of the Central Coast during the 12th Annual Heroes Breakfast.

Community briefs, May 23: Free gardening class scheduled

Community briefs, May 23, 2017

Shots fired into home

Several shots were fired into a home on Sunday at East Beach and Blackburn streets, Watsonville Police said.

Kim Baskett appointed to judge position

A woman who has served as Santa Cruz County Superior Court commissioner since 2007 has been appointed as judge by Gov. Jerry Brown, the court announced Monday.

International Night deemed a success

Terry Medina leads the live auction during Watsonville Rotary Club's International Night at the Portuguese Hall on Wednesday.

Community briefs, May 20: Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting set

Community briefs, May 20, 2017

Police connect with fieldworkers

The Watsonville Police Department has launched a program to help them connect with a population of people who are often reluctant to call them for help.