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June 2, 2020

Community briefs, April 13

Community briefs, April 13

A day on the job

Every year around this time, a group of Watsonville High School students foregoes class for the day, opting instead for a day at work.

Watsonville bolsters sanctuary city status

The Watsonville City Council moved forward with an ordinance Tuesday that updates a 2007 decision to declare Watsonville as a sanctuary city for immigrants.

Authorities seeking animal fighting suspects

Prompted by several instances of suspected illegal animal fighting in the Watsonville area, local animal welfare officials are asking for help from the public.

Large donation brings aboard new K-9

Watsonville Police Sgt. Henry Robles is shown with Lynn Oliver-Gonzalez, vice chair of the Watsonville Police Assistance Fund, Tony and Becky Campos, and Officer Javier Ayala with his K-9, Axel, Tuesday at the Watsonville Police Department.

Cabrillo presents ‘Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992’

On March 3, 1991 a young African American man by the name of Rodney King was caught after a high-speed police chase in Los Angeles. Police officers then pulled him from his car and beat him, while a man named George Holliday caught it all on film.

Metro lobbies for funding

Santa Cruz Metro's Chairman of the Board Jimmy Dutra, along with some of his fellow colleagues, recently visited Washington D.C. to lobby the current administration's Department of Transportation.

Local students, future explorers

One year after taking top honors in an engineering competition designed to train aspiring space explorers, the Cabrillo College Robotics Club is returning to the arena.

Swedish acoustic trio to play in Aptos

The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay and the Community Music School are co-promoting a performance by the acclaimed Swedish acoustic trio Väsen. They will perform on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 125 Canterbury Drive in Aptos.

Numerous services at risk

When Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate on March 30, he helped overturn an Obama-era rule that forbade states from denying grants to organizations such as Planned Parenthood.
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