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December 1, 2023

Rain cancels Watsonville tree lighting event tonight

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The Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony, scheduled for 5pm on Nov. 17, has been canceled due to predicted thunderstorms and rain, said Jessica Beebe, recreation supervisor at Watsonville Parks & Community Services. The main switch to turn on the thousands of lights around the plaza and...

Local markets help fill the Thanksgiving list

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The staff at Freedom Meat Lockers and Corralitos Market and Sausage Company are in high production mode as they prepare for Thanksgiving. Dave Peterson, president of Corralitos Market at 569 Corralitos Road, said he has 450 smoked turkeys on deck, on top of their in-house...

Light rain, on and off into Saturday

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While talk of an approaching atmospheric river stole the headlines at the close of last week, the low pressure system that carried that news has now significantly weakened. Sarah McCorkle, meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Monterey, said folks on the Central Coast will...

5-year-old boy stabbed to death by brother in Scotts Valley

A 5-year-old boy died Wednesday after his twin brother reportedly stabbed him in the back with a kitchen knife. Ashley Keehn, public information officer for the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were dispatched to a report of a stabbing at a home in...

Santa Cruz County supervisors approve Housing Element

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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the 2023 Housing Element, a plan that will serve as a roadmap to meet projected housing needs in the unincorporated areas of the county through 2031. Required by jurisdictions throughout California every eight years,...

Cabrillo board censures Trujillo

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Cabrillo College’s governing board of trustees voted 7-1 to censure member Steve Trujillo during its Nov. 6 meeting for a series of Facebook posts that were deemed misogynistic and laced with profanity. The censure came despite a recommendation against it from an ad-hoc committee made...

Briefs: Farm to Cafeteria Festival; Aromas Holiday Festival

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Aromas Holiday Festival is Nov. 18-19 Aromas Hills Artisans is inviting the public to the Aromas Holiday Festival, taking place 10am-4pm Nov. 18-19 at the Aromas Grange, 400 Rose Ave. This year’s show will include handmade artwork and creations, and artists will be present to show...

Peace and Unity March and Rally hits 30th year

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Close to 70 people gathered Sunday at Romo Park in Watsonville for the 30th annual Peace and Unity March and Rally to remember friends and family who died from street violence.  It stands as the oldest yearly peace march and rally in the state. It...

Nurses picket at Watsonville Hospital

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Dozens of nurses gathered outside Watsonville Community Hospital on Monday afternoon for a publicity picket, saying they want a contract that will allow them to attract and retain nurses, thus improving patient safety and care. “We want to advocate for a just and safe contract...

PHOTOS: Watsonville honors all who served

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Veterans march along Main Street in Watsonville Saturday during Veterans Day ceremonies. About 60 vets, on foot or aboard several early day fire engines, left St. Patrick's Church and made their way to the Mello Center where they were greeted by a host of...
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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...