good times local news media events catalyst santa cruz california metro silicon valley news local events san jose weekly aptos, capitola, soquel, local news events paper gilroy dispatch local news events garlic festival santa cruz media events local california weekly king city rustler newspaper media local events car sales buy new car media
71.1 F
Watsonville
English English Español Español
May 21, 2022

Early voting for June 7 election begins May 9

santa cruz rail trail
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Voters throughout Santa Cruz County have begun receiving their ballots for the June 7 election, which they will use to select a Governor, as well as a congressional representative and state senate and assembly member. The ballots are marked with a large blue...

Adult Ed classes offer birding tours, education

WATSONVILLE—Though the Monterey Bay Birding Festival lost its wings last year and disbanded, birding enthusiasts—from amateurs to advanced—can still get expert advice thanks to birding classes offered at Watsonville/Aptos/Santa Cruz Adult Education. Headed up by Nanci Adams, the two-hour classes take up to 22 students...

Local fire officials urge residents prep for fire season

California wildland fires air
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Forecasters are predicting a cooling trend and possible rain for the weekend, with possible snow in the mountains, bringing a small measure of much-needed moisture to an already parched Central Coast. But that weather will not last long, says Rick Canepa, a meteorologist...

Fire academy to bring two aboard at WFD

santa cruz county fire academy
WATSONVILLE—Nine trainees with hopes of becoming new firefighters or paramedics in Santa Cruz County are three months into the 16-week fire academy.  Six of them are aiming to join the Santa Cruz Fire Department, one plans to go to Central Fire District and two hope...

Phil’s Fish Market relocating

Phil’s Fish Market
MOSS LANDING—Phil’s Fish Market & Eatery, the iconic harborside Moss Landing restaurant that has garnered international fame with its seafood dishes and laid-back California vibe, will close and relocate soon. The move is necessary because Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), which owns the property,...

PVUSD middle and high schools will start at later times in fall

pvusd trustees
WATSONVILLE—Next year, older students statewide will start school later in the morning thanks to a law that takes effect this year. Senate Bill 328, authored by Sen. Anthony Portantino, requires middle schools and high schools to begin no earlier than 8am and 8:30am, respectively. Signed...

Event to engage Watsonville with ongoing immigrant justice project

WATSONVILLE—For the past three years, UC Santa Cruz’s (UCSC) We Belong research project has aimed to elevate immigrant voices, strengthen local community coalitions and inform local policy.  And next week, their work will be on display during a special event in downtown Watsonville. We Belong grew...

Cabrillo Watsonville Center celebrates second edition of literary arts journal

WATSONVILLE—The second edition of a literature and arts journal created by Cabrillo College English students will soon be published, and the public is invited to celebrate with students and contributors this Friday. Xinachtli Journal, or Journal X, features poetry, short stories, essays and art. It...

Father-son pair arrested again on marijuana charges

sirens
WATSONVILLE—A father and son who have faced numerous marijuana-related charges in the past were arrested again on April 19 after a California Highway Patrol officer found nearly five pounds of marijuana in their vehicle. According to CHP officer Sam Courtney, Elias Ayala Gutierrez, 50, and...

Watsonville man, child killed after truck plunges off cliff

sirens
SAN MATEO COUNTY—A Watsonville man and a child were killed on April 29 after the pickup they were in plunged off a cliff and into the ocean at Pescadero State Beach in San Mateo County, Cal Fire in San Mateo reported. According to California Highway...
6,661FansLike
2,361FollowersFollow
2,617FollowersFollow

‘Catz earn top seed in CCS D-II field | High school...

It wasn’t whether or not the Watsonville High softball team was going to qualify for the Central Coast Section playoffs. The big question was where...