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November 28, 2022

Kings Village manager Christopher Ow dies in motorcycle crash

Christopher David Ow, a member of the prominent Santa Cruz real estate family, died recently in a Southern California motorcycle crash, according to family sources. He was 54. Ow was a property manager with Ow Family Properties and was the on-site manager at King’s Village...

Woman fatally struck by truck while crossing Rodriguez Street

Watsonville crash
WATSONVILLE—A 61-year-old woman was killed on Dec. 3 while crossing the street at the intersection of Rodriguez and West Beach streets in downtown Watsonville. Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Keehn identified the victim as Joan Alameda of Watsonville. Watsonville Police Department Sgt. Mike Ridgeway...

Watsonville Covid-19 testing site now open to all area residents

Watsonville covid-19 testing
WATSONVILLE—The Covid-19 community testing site at Ramsay Park in Watsonville is now open to all residents of Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. First opened to frontline healthcare workers, first responders and employees working in essential services and roles, the site will now test everyone, including...

Watsonville man sentenced to 104 years in prison for trafficking Gilroy woman

Andre William Furtado
By Michael Moore, Morgan Hill Times Editor A Watsonville man was sentenced to 104 years in prison Tuesday after being convicted of pimping, trafficking and abusing a Gilroy woman over several years, according to authorities. Andre William Furtado, 33, was convicted by a jury in Santa...

Owners of La Perla in Watsonville living their ‘American dream’

La Perla del pacifico Watsonville
WATSONVILLE—It has been three decades since Gabino Torres and Anna Martinez opened a small Mexican seafood restaurant on Main Street, a business they launched as a way to pair their love of their native cuisine with a drive to support their family. La Perla del...

Correctional officer party likely cause of new Santa Cruz County outbreak

Santa Cruz county jail
By Jake Pierce, Good Times News Editor There are now 10 confirmed Covid-19 cases among correctional officers in the outbreak at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office. Also, seven officers are in isolation while they quarantine due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus that’s driving the...

Two dead, one injured in Corralitos crash

corralitos crash
Two people died in a two-car crash in Corralitos Sunday night and a woman was left in serious condition.

Man killed in double rollover crash on Riverside Drive

Watsonville crash
WATSONVILLE—A Marina man was killed in a head-on collision on Riverside Drive at Harvest Drive Monday morning. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Ivey said that the drivers of a dump truck and a red Toyota Tacoma pickup engaged in some form of road rage dispute...

Watsonville man killed in crash on Amesti Road identified

Amesti Road Watsonville
WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville man who died early Friday morning in a solo-vehicle crash on Amesti Road has been identified as Andres Garcia Vidal. California Highway Patrol officer Sam Courtney said Vidal, 33, was driving a blue 1998 Volkswagen Beetle eastbound on Amesti Road east of Cypress...

Man arrested near U.S.-Mexico border prime suspect in Watsonville homicide

Watsonville homicide
WATSONVILLE—A Santa Cruz man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his reported girlfriend at an apartment complex on the 300 block of Clifford Avenue Tuesday evening. Watsonville Police Department spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said Mexican authorities near the San Luis, Ariz. border crossing to Mexico...

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...