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March 28, 2023

Robbery spree results in crash

Two men remain at large following a string of robberies Wednesday evening in Santa Cruz and Aptos.

New Covid booster is now available throughout county

santa cruz county Johnson & Johnson
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...

Woman charged with murder in fatal crash

The driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian in Santa Cruz on Friday was charged with murder, police announced Saturday.

Supervisors pass tenant protection ordinance

SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a new ordinance aimed at protecting tenants being harassed by their landlords or property owners when they speak out about bad conditions in their living spaces. The item was heard for first and second...

Community briefs, March 8, 2019

Community briefs, March 8, 2019

What’s going on?

Music in the Plaza
Special events Hempcon Halloweed (Oct. 26-27) A fully legal and licensed marijuana show at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds with live entertainment and many exhibits, including medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, caregivers, evaluation services, legal services, educational institutions, equipment, accessories and more. For tickets or information visit hempcon.com/halloweed-2019. La Sonora...

Rainstorms on the horizon

Tarmo Hannula: Rain, with breezy to gusty conditions are likely later this evening as a cold front edges into the Central Coast. The greatest chance of rain comes after 10 p.m. Scattered showers, light to heavy at times, are being predicted into Wednesday through...

PVPSA CEO Padilla-Chavez named Woman of the Year by Robert Rivas

Erica Padilla-Chavez
WATSONVILLE—Assemblymember Robert Rivas has named Erica Padilla-Chavez, the CEO of Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance, as Woman of the Year for Assembly District 30. The March 30 announcement came as part of an annual Women’s History Month observance by the Legislative Women’s Caucus. “Erica has...

First new candidate for November’s local elections comes forth

Kristal Salcido
WATSONVILLE—The first new candidate for one of several Watsonville City Council seats that will be up for grabs in this year’s general election has stepped forth. Kristal Salcido, an assistant district attorney for Santa Cruz County, announced on Jan. 21 that she will run for...

Man arrested for sexual assault

A Watsonville man was arrested Monday morning, suspected of a sexual assault that occurred Sunday on the 300 block of Corralitos Road, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Cleveland said.

Grizzlies continue to improve on daily basis | High school softball

WATSONVILLE—Pajaro Valley High senior Emily Quezada tried out for the softball team last season after deciding she wanted to play the sport for the...

Highway 1 repairs begin