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Historic $2 trillion rescue package coming

Congress is still hammering out details on a $2 trillion rescue package to help the country weather the coronavirus outbreak. Financial relief in the package is aimed at helping large corporations, the airline industry, hospitals and public transportation. In addition, around $367 billion is...

New beginnings | About Town

Tarmo Hannula: Two new police officers will officially hit the streets this weekend in Watsonville to begin their 20-week Field Training phase. When they are done, they will join four others in their various stages of training, which will eventually add up to a...

A busy Friday in Watsonville

I saw groups of people hanging out in the City Plaza downtown today. Scores of shoppers came and went from the Target store on Main Street. At times traffic looked near normal along Main Street and Freedom Boulevard. I saw a line of about...

County observes Juneteenth | About Town

Friday was Juneteenth, a day celebrated with events around the country, including a peaceful march in Santa Cruz to commemorate the historic day. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Senator Elizabeth Warren stacked up the right...

Wheels for wings at Watsonville airport | About Town

Tarmo Hannula: The Watsonville Municipal Airport has for the first time purchased a large 5,000-gallon jet refueler truck that arrived this past weekend, said airport manager Rayvon Williams. • Joseph Keeler, 28, of Watsonville made his first court appearance Tuesday in Superior Court in the company...

Photo: Wine and Roses returns

Ana Ramirez (center) and Kim DeChicchio-Sanchez line up to sample wine from Integrity Wines Saturday evening at the Evening of Wine & Roses at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. The 39th annual silent auction and fundraiser, presented by the Community Health Trust of the...

Coffeeville keeps brewing | About Town

Tarmo Hannula I stopped by Coffeeville in the East Lake Village Shopping Center this morning and was relieved to see them running daily hours. Now they’re making clever use of their Dutch door, which enables them to offer walk-up window service. Their barista Aliyah Piñon...

Watsonville under new leadership| About Town, Dec. 11

Tony Nuñez: On a tear-filled night, Watsonville councilwomen Rebecca Garcia and Trina Coffman-Gomez were sworn in as mayor and vice-mayor, respectivley, Tuesday. Garcia, a Watsonville native who has more than 30 years of experience in politics, replaced Francisco "Paco" Estrada. Estrada will continue on the council...

Tiny 1900s buggy restored by Agricultural History Project

Agricultural History Project
WATSONVILLE—A small 1900s wooden wagon has been given new life thanks to volunteers from the Agricultural History Project at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds. History Project CEO John Kegebein said the 6-foot-long wagon, with the words FIRE PATROL written on the side, was originally donated...

Library celebrates Women’s History Month | About Town

The main branch of the Watsonville Public Library has a display of literature to recognize of Women's History Month, which is March. • This evening, showers will taper off to fog around 11 p.m. The National Weather Service said more rain appears to be on the...
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Prison in Paradise; Santa Cruz County Jail criticized in annual Grand...

By Alesandro Manzella Many people who are arrested and booked into Santa Cruz County Jail not only lose their freedom, but also access to health...