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February 24, 2024

3.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Pajaro Valley

A 3.4 magnitude earthquake centered near Watsonville shook the Pajaro Valley Tuesday morning. According to the United States Geological Survey, the temblor struck at 10:38am about three miles from Interlaken, northeast of Watsonville. It could reportedly be felt throughout Watsonville and in North Monterey County and...

Honoring MLK: Hundreds attend annual march in Santa Cruz

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Before hundreds of people began a march Monday morning in downtown Santa Cruz to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a solemn hush fell over the crowd as political chanting briefly ceased and the good-natured whooping died down.  “Finally,” 6-year-old Brianna Hodgkins said, sitting astride...

Fungus Fair continues through weekend in Santa Cruz

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Death Cap, or amanita phalloides, mushrooms are part of a large display of mushrooms at the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair Friday. The Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History teamed up to present the 50th anniversary event which...

PHOTO: Car stop reveals handgun in Watsonville

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Watsonville Police ready their guns during a high-risk car stop Wednesday on Main Street near Ohlone Parkway. Police initially got a tip that two males aboard a white Nissan sedan were handing a handgun back and forth between them, Michelle Pulido, spokeswoman for WPD...

Watsonville, Pajaro flood victims file lawsuit

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The people affected by the storms and floods that occurred between Dec. 31, 2022 and March 11, 2023 have filed two lawsuits against the counties of Monterey and Santa Cruz, as well as the flood management agencies in those counties, along with the City...

New mural unveiled at Cabrillo College

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A new mural has been installed at Cabrillo College in Aptos. Thanks to the creative hand of Watsonville artist Yermo Aranda, 18 Cabrillo students and an art instructor, the 42-foot-long mural now lives on the walls in the campus cafeteria. The work is the result...

See’s Candies opens pop-up store in Watsonville

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Peanut brittle, milk, dark and white chocolates, pecan buds, hazelnut truffles, butterscotch squares, chocolate walnut fudge—does this list have your attention? If so, good news is here: See’s Candies has opened a pop-up store in Watsonville as a test run. Situated in Watsonville Square, a few...

Injured Watsonville dog up for adoption

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A dog that was shot Dec. 27 beneath the Main Street Bridge is on the mend and up for adoption, according to Watsonville Police. During surgery, Oso had to have his right front leg amputated. No arrests have been made in the incident that unfolded on...

Briefs: Two events set for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Two events set for MLK Day The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People of Santa Cruz County Branch will honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with Youth Day on Jan. 13 and the MLK March for the Dream...

PHOTO: Bald eagle takes perch in Santa Cruz

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A bald eagle takes a high perch in a eucalyptus tree at Twin Lakes, near East Cliff Drive and 9th Avenue in Santa Cruz on New Year’s Day. Such birds are an uncommon sighting in Santa Cruz County. A pair of nesting bald eagles...
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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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