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September 28, 2022

Woman arrested for fatal DUI collision

SANTA CRUZ—A Santa Cruz woman was arrested Sunday night for allegedly fleeing after striking a man crossing Capitola Road in a motorized wheelchair. The victim, a 69-year-old Santa Cruz man, was taken to Natividad Medical Center, where he later died.  According to California Highway Patrol Officer...

Farm Discovery to host annual benefit dinner

WATSONVILLE—Farm Discovery at Live Earth Farm, an organization aiming to empower youth and their families through farm-based education programs, will host its annual benefit dinner on Sept. 24. “Mesa: Farm Discovery Fall Feast in the Fields” will have guests enjoying a multi-course meal with a...

Photo: Remembering 9/11

Moreland Notre Dame School students and staff line up for their annual tribute to emergency responders early Monday for a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony. On Sept. 11, 2001, 19 terrorists hijacked four commercial jets and flew two of them into the World Trade Center...

Police arrest teen suspected in Watsonville homicide

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WATSONVILLE—A teenager was arrested Thursday in the shooting death of a 19-year-old man Sept. 4 on Sudden Street. Michelle Pulido, spokeswoman for Watsonville Police, said detectives worked through the week and were able to identify a 15-year-old male suspect connected to the fatal shooting. On Thursday...

Cooler temps and a hurricane are on the horizon

CENTRAL COAST—Blistering heat has roasted much of California over the past six days, toppling records, prompting warnings and forcing precautionary measures around the state. While Watsonville topped out at 93 degrees Tuesday, Corralitos stacked up 99, said Dalton Behringer, meteorologist with the National Weather Service...

Watsonville Film Festival to host social at PVA tonight

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Film Festival (WFF) will host a gathering at Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) tonight to celebrate the organization’s first cohort of Cine se Puede fellows.  The Cine se Puede fellowship launched last year. It offers support to local up-and-coming filmmakers through a financial stipend,...

Man’s quest for freedom denied, for now

SANTA CRUZ—A man hoping a new set of California laws would ease his lengthy prison sentence will have to wait a while longer while his case is appealed. Vincent Marquez, now 65, was in court on Aug. 26 for his resentencing hearing. He is one...

Missing horse freed from mud pit

PRUNEDALE—A horse that had gone missing in Prunedale for two weeks is now back home and healthy after suffering a bizarre plunge into a large mud pit. North Monterey County Fire Division Chief Jess Mendoza said his crew got a call about a horse rescue...

Workers celebrate Labor Day bill signing

WATSONVILLE—Labor, fair wages, equality at the workplace and health care for workers came into sharp focus Monday—Labor Day—for the annual Labor Day Picnic at Romo Park in downtown Watsonville. The event is put on by the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, which consists of...

New Covid booster is now available throughout county

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—A new Covid-19 booster vaccine is now available throughout Santa Cruz County. Following recent approval by the FDA and CDC, the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup also recommends either the Pfizer or Moderna bivalent booster to be given two months after the...
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Mariners looking to make some noise in league play | Girls...

APTOS—Matt Anderson has adjusted quite well in his second stint as coach of the Aptos High girls’ golf team. He’s feeling more confident than...