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Watsonville delegation visits sister city

Watsonville Mayor Lowell Hurst and Councilman Felipe Hernandez signed a sister city agreement between the City of Watsonville and the Municipality of Jocotepec during a visit to Jocotepec on Sept. 15, finalizing the sisterhood relationship.

Birding festival expands

The 14th annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival took place last week in Watsonville, opening a window to the plethora of waterways, sloughs and riparian channels around the Central Coast for locals and visitors to get a taste of the wealth of bird life and the habitat that supports them.

Library launches reading program

The six-week Deanne Pernell Reading Mentors Program — also known as Reading Buddies — pairs small groups with a mentor, whose task will be to read to their young charges and encourage them to read out loud. The program kicks off on Oct. 12.

Summit to be held for foster families

On Friday, the nonprofit group California Alliance of Caregivers is hosting a forum for those parents, where organizers will gather input and create a policy agenda to be shared with local and state lawmakers.

PHOTO: Gas pipeline project on Walker Street wraps up

The bridge that goes over Watsonville Slough, a connector between Harkins Slough Road and Walker Street, has now been cleared of the slalom of road cones that steered traffic around a natural gas pipeline upgrade project by a crew from Pacific Gas and Electric.

Carlton Road closure set for Thursday

On Thursday, Carlton Road at Highway 129 will fully close through December.

Stabbing suspect arrested

A man wanted in a Sunday morning stabbing was arrested the following day.

Inaugural Capitola Beach Festival held

Events draws crowds to Capitola Village over the weekend.

Woman dies in ATV crash

Driver was arrested at the scene.

PHOTO: Burrito Bash returns to Fairgrounds

This year's event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Watsonville.
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Photo story: Watsonville chase ends at levee

Watsonville Police search for two men who jumped out of this Honda sedan late Friday on the Pajaro River levee. The incident began at...