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June 30, 2022

Photo: Traffic blocks go up at Kmart property

A crew from Vacant Property Security installs one of several traffic blocks in the parking lot of the former Kmart on Freedom Boulevard.

On Oct. 12, the Watsonville City Council started the process of declaring the abandoned property a public nuisance due to illegal camping, lack of sanitation and other issues. The council moved the final public nuisance declaration from its Tuesday meeting to its meeting in November because the site’s lessee and property owner had followed through with the city’s demands, which included installing these barricades and other fencing.

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Council approves sale of Porter Building to PV Arts

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville City Council at its Tuesday meeting signed off on an agreement with Pajaro Valley Arts for the sale of the historic Porter...