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July 11, 2020

Covid-19 testing sites still scarce in Watsonville

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WATSONVILLE—Obtaining a Covid-19 test in Watsonville is still a challenge for some, as long waits and limited options are plaguing those that might have been exposed and are asymptomatic but need a test to find out if they can safely return to...

Local coaches react to school district’s rules for summer conditioning

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WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley Unified School District announced last week that student-athletes will be allowed to participate in athletic conditioning and workouts starting Monday. Pajaro Valley High School athletic director Joe Manfre said the decision will give coaches a chance to...

School athletics can begin conditioning

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District came one step closer to bring back athletics for its students by releasing a set of guidelines for summer conditioning, which can begin as early as next week.  Athletic conditioning and workouts will...

Watsonville man arrested for child sex crimes

WATSONVILLE—A Watsonville man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually abusing a child. Alfredo Perez Galindo Alfredo Perez Galindo, 40, was charged with lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 and continuous sexual abuse...

Facebook bans group linked to Carrillo, Justus

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The world’s largest social media company announced Tuesday that it has declared the Boogaloo movement a dangerous organization, and is banning it from its platform. In a post dated June 30, a Facebook spokesperson said that the company began...

Cabrillo College Extension offers virtual summer camps, classes

APTOS—In response to Santa Cruz County’s ongoing shelter-in-place order, Cabrillo College Extension has moved many of its popular workshops and summer camps to a virtual format with live instruction.  Classes in creative and culinary arts, health and wellness, home...

Shooting suspect charged with attempted murder

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of firing several shots at an occupied vehicle parked on Rio del Pajaro Court on June 18. Jibril Dalmar Abdi Jibril Dalmar Abdi was arrested at his...

Central Coast untouched in Newsom’s clampdown on bars, restaurants

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SACRAMENTO—California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday ordered bars and restaurants in 19 counties to close their indoor dining options for at least three weeks, as the state faces increasing cases of Covid-19 and residents plan for the busy July 4 weekend.

Streets open as cases rise | About Town

Officials in Monterey County have canceled the Monterey County Fair this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. The event was special this year in that it was designed to celebrate the 250th year of Monterey under the theme “Fiesta.”

Watsonville’s library director closing the book on 48-year career

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WATSONVILLE—Carol Heitzig said that she doesn't like to travel. “I’ve barely been out of the state,” Heitzig said. But for the past 48 years, she has helped old, young and everyone in between see the world,...
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San Jose man arrested in connection to fatal shooting in Santa...

SAN JOSE—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Thursday arrested a San Jose man suspected of a fatal shooting that occurred on June...