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September 22, 2023

Big winds on the way; Red Flag warning set for Sunday

About town Tarmo Hannula
Cooler temperatures continue to run the show, both along the coast and inland. Brayden Murdock, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Monterey, said it will be, “quite a bit windier in the next few days and drier as well.” He added that...

East Lake Village hosts annual car show benefit

The sound of engines roared across East Lake Village’s parking lot Sunday morning as classic cars and trucks arrived in droves.

PV trustees approve plan for free eye tests, glasses

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a plan to provide free vision screenings at most of its elementary schools, and free glasses to students who need them.

Watsonville city manager interviews set for March 22

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WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council in a Monday night special closed session meeting reviewed candidates for the city’s vacant city manager position. Watsonville City Attorney Samantha Zutler on Tuesday morning said that the council took no action on the item, the lone topic on the meeting’s...

Pajaro Valley Pride now accepting scholarship applications

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WATSONVILLE—Despite canceled fundraisers and an uncertain future for its annual Pride event, Pajaro Valley Pride is still accepting applications for its yearly college scholarship. The Pajaro Valley Pride Scholarship is open to any LGBTQ+ or ally student enrolled full-time in Pajaro Valley Unified School District...

Relay For Life returns to Watsonville this weekend

Relay For Life of Watsonville last year raised $115,207, and has totaled roughly $1.4 million over its 17-year run.

What’s going on?

Special events Dia de los Muertos (Nov. 2) Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz, created by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art History in partnership with Senderos. Experience vibrant dance performances. Get your face painted. Indulge in delicious food. Join in on...

Valentine’s Day events upcoming | What’s Going On?

Special Events February Sip & Stroll (Feb. 8) Capitola Village is hosting its fourth Sip & Stroll. Enjoy this special shopping experience, strolling through unique shops, while sipping locally featured wines and beers in our charming, historic Capitola Village. All proceeds will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank...

Art calls for action | About Town

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TARMO HANNULA I saw another large temporary chalk art drawing in front of the Main Branch of the Watsonville Public Library last week. The point of the artwork is to draw attention to the ongoing 2020 Census. Several such art installations have been created around...

Watsonville Hospital Board mulling public bond, hires consultant

Watsonville Hospital
Plans to bring Watsonville Community Hospital—and the property on which it sits—into public ownership took a giant step forward Wednesday. The Pajaro Valley Health Care District (PVHD) Board of Directors approved a proposal to hire Isom Advisors, a municipal bond advisory firm that will help...

Mariners remain determined during rebuilding year | SCCAL girls volleyball 

Aptos High girls volleyball team is making huge steps forward in the ultra-competitive Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League after finding success in what is...