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September 19, 2020

Three suspected gang members arrested on gun, drug charges

WATSONVILLE—Three Watsonville men were arrested Tuesday after they were found with a backpack full of illegal drugs, Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said. Alexis Colunga, 18, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and participating in a criminal street...

Twin brothers arrested on attempted murder charges

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville Police on Thursday arrested 27-year-old twin brothers for allegedly stabbing two men on the 100 block of Grant Street on Aug. 30, Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said. Angel Sanchez was arrested in Watsonville. Victor Sanchez was arrested...

PV Arts announces call for Moveable Murals artists

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) is looking for artists and muralists to be featured in Moveable Murals, a project done in collaboration with the City of Watsonville and the Parks & Recreation Commission. The project, now in its third year,...

Council approves $100K for emergency rental assistance

Watsonville government
WATSONVILLE—Watsonville renters struggling to keep up with their monthly payments because of the Covid-19 pandemic could soon receive some relief. The Watsonville City Council at its Tuesday meeting approved the use of $100,000 from its general fund to establish...

Area beaches kept clear | About Town

There are now 1,931 cases of Covid-19 in Santa Cruz County. The Bay Area has 91,246 cases while the state reports a total of 741,593 cases. Law enforcement put extra personnel to work over the Labor Day weekend in an effort to...

County Fairgrounds hosting drive-thru fair food sales

Fair Food Drive Thru Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
WATSONVILLE—Those longing for the return of the Santa Cruz County Fair and the classic foods that the yearly event offers will soon be able to get a small taste of the annual bash and the delicacies that come with it.

Some businesses allowed to reopen as County moves to less restrictive tier

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Santa Cruz County on Tuesday moved into a less restrictive tier of the state’s new Covid-19 reopening plan, allowing some businesses to reopen their indoor services with capacity limits and other modifications. Personal care services such as waxing,...

Small business, nonprofit Covid-19 grants available

Santa Cruz County
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The County of Santa Cruz has announced the availability of Covid-19 relief funds for local small businesses and nonprofits responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Available through the Santa Cruz County Cares Recovery Program, applications are now being accepted through Sept....

CHP: DUI suspect struck Capitola police officer

CAPITOLA—A Santa Cruz man was arrested Saturday for felony DUI after allegedly striking a police officer riding a motorcycle, California Highway Patrol Officer Sam Courtney said. Kolton Matosich, 29, was charged with felony DUI. He was not in custody...

Heats hits the coast | About Town

Tarmo Hannula: Our Medditerean climate leaves little to complain about — mild summers, with a few hot spells; mild winters with a few cold weeks and some challenging storms. But these roasting hot days this week and with...
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PVUSD Board, A6: Incumbent faces challenger

Editor’s note: This is the second entry in a series of interviews with candidates running for office in the upcoming local elections....