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December 1, 2023

East Lake Village’s Shop Small event welcomes the holidays

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The folks at East Lake Village Shopping Center kicked off the holiday season with their Shop Small Saturday event, where businesses there welcomed the public to an all-day festive celebration. The event included: • Santa and Mrs. Claus greeting  • Coffee and Cars Car Show hosted by...

Arrest made in attempted murder in Watsonville

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Watsonville Police officers arrested a man in an attempted murder investigation.  MIchelle Pulido, spokeswoman for Watsonville Police, said officers responded Saturday night to a stabbing outside a business on the 1000 block of Main Street, where they found a 32-year-old man suffering from multiple stab...

PV Health Care District board approves bond to fund hospital repairs, purchase

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On March 5, voters living in the southern portion of Santa Cruz County and a small part of north Monterey County will decide on a bond that would help the financially struggling Watsonville Community Hospital pay for a series of long-awaited upgrades. The $116 million...

Watsonville residents may receive emergency test alerts

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The County of Monterey Department of Emergency Management has begun testing a new Alert Monterey County emergency alert software and system, and Watsonville residents may receive notifications, officials advised.  Residents in certain areas of Monterey County began receiving emergency test messages earlier this week. More...

Q&A: ‘Alice By Heart’ director describes passion for theater

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The community is invited to see “Alice By Heart” at the Mello Center, which kicked off Nov. 24, and continues its run Dec. 2 at 7:30pm and Dec. 3 at 2pm.  This free, open-to-the-public performance is among the first productions of “Alice By Heart” outside...

Monterey DA: Pajaro shooting was likely self-defense

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The 47-year-old man suspected of killing two people and injuring others early in the morning on Nov. 21 at a Pajaro bar was possibly acting in self-defense and may not face murder charges, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. Sergio Ramos Carranza turned...

Pedestrian struck and killed on Main Street

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A man was killed Friday night when he was struck by a car as he attempted to cross Main Street in Watsonville. Michelle Pulido, spokeswoman for Watsonville Police, said the man, who was in his 50s, was struck just after 7:30pm.  Police on the scene said...

Arrest made in Pajaro double homicide

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Sergio Carranza Ramos, the man suspected of killing two people early Tuesday morning at a Pajaro bar, turned himself in that night at Watsonville Police Department. The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office released two photos of Ramos, who lives in Watsonville, a description of his vehicle...

Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes is among beneficiaries of Santa Cruz Gives

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In the 34 years since it was created, Pajaro Valley Loaves and Fishes has served hot lunches to hundreds of people and provided food and household goods from its pantry. Roughly 10,000 people receive help every year. This includes holidays and during times of crisis,...

Pajaronian consolidates offices

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Effective Nov. 30, The Pajaronian will close its rented office on Brennan Street and join the company’s other Santa Cruz County publications at its Santa Cruz office at 107 Dakota St. But Pajaronian writers and advertising personnel will continue to work in Watsonville in the...
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Sandra Day O’Connor, first woman on the Supreme Court, dies at...

Sandra Day O’Connor, the retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died Friday morning in Phoenix, Ariz. of complications related...