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Lawsuit filed in 2016 shooting

The family of a 15-year-old who was shot to death in Watsonville last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office and the County of Santa Cruz.... more

World Toilet Day brings attention to local sewer system

To commemorate World Toilet Day this Sunday, Watsonville residents are invited to prevent backups by flushing only toilet paper and nothing else.... more

 

Aptos home goes up in flames

An Aptos home went up in flames early Thursday morning but no injures were reported.... more

 

Children’s museum celebrating three years

The Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery is hosting a free community day Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.... more

Kansas City rock band comes to Watsonville

Acclaimed rock band Making Movies will perform at the Appleton Grill, 410 Rodriguez St., on Sunday at 7 p.m.... more

 

Community briefs, Nov. 16: Santa Cruz Symphony performs this weekend

Community briefs, Nov. 16, 2017... more

 

Digital NEST celebrates anniversary

Every weekday, scores of young people throughout South County get out of school and come to Digital NEST, where they set out to master the varied technology that increasingly drives their world.... more

 

County seeks input on strategic plan

The County of Santa Cruz is looking for the public's input on its first-ever strategic plan.... more

 

4.7 quake rocks Gonzales

A 4.7 earthquake rocked the region east of Gonzales, south of the Pajaro Valley, Monday. ... more

 

Community briefs, Nov. 11: Albacore dinner benefits MB Salmon and Trout Project

Community briefs, Nov. 11, 2017... more

Focus Agriculture announces next batch of graduates

November brings graduation to the locally-based national award-winning Focus Agriculture program. ... more

Man arrested for multiple armed robberies

A Watsonville man arrested Thursday is suspected of more than 10 armed robberies that occurred in the downtown area, Watsonville Police Det. Rudy Lopez announced.... more

 

Project Pajamas marks 10 years

In its first year, volunteers collected 600 pairs for Project Pajamas. That number has fluctuated through the years, with a high this year of 2,400.... more

Organizations get boost from Freedom Rotary

Freedom Rotary Club presented two $1,000 checks to the Agricultural History Project and Digital NEST during its meeting Tuesday at the California Grill.... more

 

WWII veteran, longtime Cabrillo College instructor dies

Don Young, a longtime Cabrillo College instructor and local author, died in his Aptos home on Oct. 22, at the age of 94.... more

Animal rescue organization asks for community support

On Oct. 12, three abandoned puppies were found in the parking lot of a Watsonville church. They had been trapped in a travel carrier for an undetermined amount of time, becoming thin and malnourished, even having to eat their own feces to survive.... more

 

Kaiser staffer rescues driver from burning car

On his drive to work one recent morning south on Highway 17, Chris Amos, an orthopedic technician at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Cruz County, witnessed a head-on collision of a motorcycle and a car.... more

Cabrillo College narrows presidential pool

Cabrillo College officials announced Monday that they have selected five finalists to fill the president’s seat when current president Laurel Jones retires on Jan. 2.... more

 

Community briefs, Nov. 7: Elks Lodge holding holiday event

Community briefs, Nov. 7, 2017... more

 

PHOTO: Freedom Rotary installs benches at school

Freedom Rotary Club completed its community service project Saturday at Linscott Charter School.... more

Watsonville Police to display suspected stolen items

Watsonville Police are hoping they can reunite hundreds of stolen items with their owners during a public viewing on Nov. 14.... more

‘Drive for Schools’ sets fundraising record 

Drive for Schools broke all previous sales records this year, bringing in $714,588 for 85 local schools.... more

 

Community briefs, Nov. 4: ‘Cheers and Beers’ benefits Omega Nu

Community briefs, Nov. 4, 2017... more

PHOTO: Second Harvest kicks off holiday food drive

Jess Brown and Martina O'Sullivan take the stage at the "Be a Hunger Hero" kickoff event for Second Harvest Food Bank's Holiday Food & Fund Drive 2017.... more

 

Community briefs, Oct. 26: Greenway hosting presentation on rail corridor

Community briefs, Oct. 26... more

 

Grant to boost traffic safety for WPD

The Watsonville Police Department has been awarded two grants, totaling $105,000, from the California Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program of special enforcement and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic-related deaths and injuries.... more

 

Colleges, careers the focus of annual event

Cabrillo College’s Annual College and Career Night will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Cabrillo College Aptos campus, 6500 Soquel Drive.... more

 

Salvation Army restructuring services

The Salvation Army is aiming to improve its services for homeless people in South County.... more

Teen Kitchen Project seeks volunteer drivers

Teen Kitchen Project is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver food to those in need.... more