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Watsonville closes recreation programs, cancels events | COVID-19 closures

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The City of Watsonville on Thursday cancelled several local gatherings because of growing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. Those cancellations included its Friday farmers market and its annual Earth Day event, scheduled this year for April 26.  Watsonville City Manager Matt Huffaker said...

Watsonville officials tackle coronavirus concerns as 3 more cases announced

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Since COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China in late December, healthcare professionals, elected leaders and everyday citizens around the world have been looking for answers and trying to unsnarl the constantly-changing situation. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries,...

Coronavirus case found in PVUSD school

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APTOS—Pajaro Valley Unified School District announced Wednesday it is closing Rio Del Mar Elementary School for two days after a person there tested positive for coronavirus. District officials are not saying what the person’s relationship to the school is. They were last at the school...

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...

Schools, organizations grapple with coronavirus response

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The World Health Organization on Wednesday classified COVID-19 as a pandemic, as lawmakers and leaders worldwide grapple with rapidly growing numbers of cases. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have died. Thousands more have been hospitalized,...

Watsonville Film Festival 2020 cancelled

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Film Festival (WFF) announced Wednesday that it will be cancelling its 2020 festival, which was scheduled to start tomorrow and run through Sunday. A letter from WFF Executive Director Consuelo Alba and the Board of Directors said that the festival has been cancelled...

Santa Cruz County Supervisors declare local emergency

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SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday declared a local emergency in response to the increasing numbers of coronavirus cases. The board also ratified a Mar. 4 declaration by Santa Cruz County Health Officer Dr. Gail Newel of a local health emergency. Health...

Second coronavirus case in Santa Cruz County announced

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Santa Cruz County health officials on Monday announced that a person who traveled to Seattle – and returned on a commercial flight in late February –  became the second confirmed case of coronavirus after a test on Sunday. The person, about whom health...

First coronavirus case confirmed in Santa Cruz County

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SANTA CRUZ—Santa Cruz County Health officials on Saturday announced that the first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in the county. Officials are not releasing any information about the patient, except to say he or she is “resting comfortably” at home and does not require...

Santa Cruz County officials ready for potential spread of coronavirus

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz County Office of Education said Tuesday that every school district in the county is working together to address the outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. There have been no cases of the virus confirmed in Santa Cruz County, and...
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Mariners eliminated from D-III playoffs following loss to Mills | CCS...

Aptos High School won a bid to host a Central Coast Section Division III girls basketball semifinals game no matter which teams were going...

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