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PVUSD trustees approve $315M bond for November election

If Pajaro Valley Unified School District performed all the upgrades, repairs and construction projects that are needed at its 33 schools, it would cost more than $1.2 billion. A large part of that estimate is $400 million to replace the district’s array of portable classrooms  That’s...

Photo story: Trailer breaks away from truck, flips

A California Highway Patrol officer collects information on a trailer that flipped over on East Lake Avenue at Holohan Road Monday. The CHP said the trailer, heavily loaded with trash, broke loose from the truck towing it around 12:45pm while traveling east on East...

Community Bridges celebrates new downtown mural

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Watsonville Friday afternoon to celebrate the completion of a new large outdoor mural at Community Bridges at the corner of Main Street and West Lake Avenue. Titled “Wisdom of Our Elders,” the colorful 225-foot-by-32-foot mural represents a collaboration between...

Public invited to participate in downtown mural project

Work continues on the installation of large tile panels in the eighth phase of the ongoing mosaic mural project, titled Watsonville Brilliante, which has covered much of the parking structure at the corner of Second and Rodriguez streets. Headed up by Watsonville artist Kathleen Crocetti,...

Chase ends in fiery crash, arrests

Three people were arrested early Thursday morning following a high-speed chase and a crash on Highway 17. According to California Highway Patrol officer Israel Murillo, the incident began when CHP officers were informed of three suspects in a silver sedan breaking into cars in Watsonville....

Many bridges to Sacramento

Editor's note: This is part two of photojournalist Tarmo Hannula's recent trip to Sacramento. After exploring Grizzly Island Wildlife Area on the morning of the second day of our road trip to Sacramento recently, my wife, Sarah, and I steered toward a string of small...

County residents losing insurance as companies cite fire hazards

Earlier this year, Jennifer Carrera received notice from her insurance company that they would not renew her insurance, citing the high risks of wildfire in her area. She then spent more than $10,000 girding her five-acre Corralitos property against fire, including mowing the grasses and...

Man arrested for DUI after crash, one injured

A Watsonville man was arrested on suspicion of DUI Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash. Watsonville Police officer Bobby Rodriguez said the suspect was driving a red Chevy Silverado  pickup westbound on Martinelli Street around 4:30pm. Witnesses told police that the driver ran a stop...

Group to call on Driscoll’s to cease pesticides near schools

A local group is calling on the nation’s largest berry grower to cease the use of pesticides on farm fields located near schools. The Campaign for Organic & Regenerative Agriculture (CORA) will hold a press conference and community gathering on May 21 to ask Driscoll’s...

Watsonville kicks off Ramsay Park Renaissance Project

Watsonville city officials gathered Friday to break ground on a major renovation and upgrade for Ramsay Park. The Ramsay Park Renaissance Project is expected  to revitalize and transform Watsonville's largest recreation site. The park now features a community center, the mammoth Soccer Central tent, soccer and...
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Showing the Love

New School Community Day School teacher Bryan Love left a 20-year career in sales and business 14 years ago after a family emergency forced...