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December 5, 2023

Craft Bakeshop + Eatery plans soft opening this weekend

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WATSONVILLE—When the home of the former Second Street Cafe in Watsonville became available last year, business partners Lacey Dent and Greg Bobeda saw an opportunity. The two had originally meant to expand their business, Corralitos Coffeehouse, into another space on the first floor of the...

County businesses achieve ‘green’ status

Four Watsonville businesses will join 19 others across the county in receiving Green Business Certificates.

Giving music stores a chance

For almost a century, Jansen Music has been a staple in the music community, offering instruments, equipment, lessons and repair services.

County yoga studios offering live classes online

WATSONVILLE—As the second day of Santa Cruz County’s shelter-in-place order dawned Wednesday morning, Watsonville Yoga, Dance and Healing Arts owner Phoenix Artemisia was busy setting up for class—just not as she normally does. Artemisia’s mat was unrolled on the ground of her studio on Main...

Fresh start

Ahn and his wife, Soon Ja, recently opened Kong’s Burgers & Café at El Pájaro Community Development Corporation’s Plaza Vigil business incubator in downtown Watsonville.

K&D Landscaping honored with statewide award

WATSONVILLE—The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) recently presented various awards to K&D Landscaping, Inc., a Central Coast landscape contractor, during its annual convention.   “The awards represent peak excellence within the landscaping industry and aim to shine a light on the talent and hard work...

Cowboy’s Corner Cafe celebrates 10 years

This past Presidents’ Day on Feb. 18, Juan and Paula Diaz had more reason to celebrate than just the national holiday. The date also marked the 10th anniversary of their family restaurant, Cowboy’s Corner Cafe, located on Main Street in Watsonville.

Watsonville cracks down on food trucks as officials weigh changes to rules

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WATSONVILLE—The City of Watsonville is cracking down on unpermitted food trucks and weighing whether to rework its rules regarding the mobile food vendors in the coming year. The City Manager’s office has received numerous complaints about food trucks from several brick-and-mortar restaurant owners over the...

Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas opens at The Hangar

WATSONVILLE—Rocky Patel said he was largely inspired to open his new restaurant, Mr. Z’s Crepes & Teas, by his two children. “They are boba tea fanatics,” Patel said. “My 15-year-old son especially loves it. I was like, sure, let’s go all-out and do this.” Boba, also...

Construction of new Watsonville dialysis clinic sells for $6.7M

WATSONVILLE—Meridian, a Walnut Creek-based real estate developer, operator, and owner of medical properties, announced Monday that it has closed escrow on the sale of its new construction, a 11,424-square-foot outpatient dialysis clinic in Watsonville. The purchase price for the project was $6.7 million.  The outpatient clinic...
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Supervisors approve half-cent sales tax for March ballot

Santa Cruz County residents will consider a half-cent sales tax on the March 5 ballot which, if approved by a simple majority, will fund...