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November 28, 2022

Watsonville Hospital nurses picket for safety standards

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WATSONVILLE—About 50 nurses – most of them wearing bright red scrubs and improvised face masks – gathered along Nielson Street at Watsonville Community Hospital (WCH) Monday morning to protest what they say is a recent decision by hospital administrators to weaken safety standards for...

Sheriff: school threat was joke, no pending charges

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a potential threat to Aptos High by a student Sunday, and determined the threat via social media was meant as a joke.

Thousands of cyclists to roll through Watsonville

Participating in the 25th year of riding to end AIDS, more than 3,000 cyclists and volunteer "roadies" will ride out of Cow Palace in San Francisco on Sunday to launch their seven-day, 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

PVUSD Trustees study Student Resource Officer program

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WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday took a look at the district’s use of police officers on high school campuses, an issue that has taken the forefront across the U.S. in the wake of several recent high-profile cases of...

Big rains move on; warmer days ahead

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CENTRAL COAST—Heavy rains drenched the Central Coast at the start of the week, but forecasters say wet weather has largely drifted south, opening the curtain for warmer, sunny days. While areas of the Central Coast dealt with isolated flooding, a few down trees and a...

Watsonville City Council sets study session for food trucks

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WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council will hold a study session on food trucks near the end of its Tuesday evening virtual meeting. The item was included in the meeting’s agenda released Thursday evening, but there was no staff report attached to it, causing confusion and worry...

Photojournalism showcased

Students from Renaissance High School take time Friday to visit the current exhibit at the Pajaro Valley Gallery, "Witness: Photojournalism,” featuring works by Tarmo Hannula, Bob Fitch, Joe Ravetz, Shmuel Thaler and Sam Vestal, which runs through May 21.

WWII veteran, longtime Cabrillo College instructor dies

Don Young, a longtime Cabrillo College instructor and local author, died in his Aptos home on Oct. 22, at the age of 94.

Lawsuit targets Harm Reduction Coalition

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—A group of Santa Cruz residents filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Sacramento County Superior Court to stop the Harm Reduction Coalition of Santa Cruz County (HRC) from continuing its syringe services program. Launched in 2018, the nonprofit HRC—and “harm reduction” programs in general—operate...

Confusion widespread after Trump reverses immigration policy

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he would reverse policies which had been separating the children of illegal immigrants with their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Motorcyclist dies exiting Hwy 1

WATSONVILLE—A man died Friday around 12:45pm when he lost control of his motorcycle while exiting Highway 1 southbound at the Riverside exit. California Highway...