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Santa Cruz Balsamics continues to grow

Owner works from Watsonville’s El Pajaro CDC For Kim Tush, the best part of her job is being able to work on her feet. Just a few years ago, Tush was paralyzed after a surgery complication. Following her recovery, she decided to take a big step—literally...

Business briefs, Nov. 4: Annieglass opens studio to public

Business briefs, Nov. 4, 2017

Photo: Traffic blocks go up at Kmart property

kmart building
A crew from Vacant Property Security installs one of several traffic blocks in the parking lot of the former Kmart on Freedom Boulevard. On Oct. 12, the Watsonville City Council started the process of declaring the abandoned property a public nuisance due to illegal...

Moss Landing mushroom business expands to Santa Cruz

SANTA CRUZ—Far West Fungi mushroom farm of Moss Landing is branching out. They recently opened their first-ever store in downtown Santa Cruz.  In the works for the past two years, the new spot will feature about 16 varieties of fresh mushrooms, dozens of dried mushrooms,...

Drinking in the shopping season

As holiday shopping season ramps up, the employees at Elyxir Distributing have the solution for the beer lovers in the family.

New bill would provide $500M to agricultural fairs

CZU Complex fires animals
SACRAMENTO—Earlier this month, Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley), Representatives Billy Long (R-MO), Mike Levin (D-CA), and Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced bipartisan legislation aiming to help preserve agricultural fairs across the country and offset the devastating financial losses they have experienced due to Covid-19. The Agricultural...

West Marine sold to equity fund

A New York-based equity fund will acquire West Marine, the company announced recently.

Downtown apartment complex seeks Planning Commission approval

the residence at 558 Main Watsonville
WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Planning Commission at its Monday meeting will look over plans for a proposed mixed-use apartment complex in downtown. A project from local developers Bill and Neva Hansen, The Residence at 558 Main is a proposed four-story, 50-unit apartment building that, if approved, will...

Watsonville Yoga Dance & Healing Arts embraces new location

Watsonville Yoga
After a year and a half of pandemic challenges, Watsonville Yoga Dance & Healing Arts is once again finding its footing.  The business is settling into its new location (734 East Lake Ave. #16) while expanding its programming and services for children and adults both...

Street Scene prepares for move

Street Scene’s last day on Main Street is Feb. 1 before it moves to downtown, making way for a major retail project at one of the city’s busiest intersections.