PVUSD teachers sideline meeting

PVUSD Board of Trustees chair Kim De Serpa ended the board meeting early Wednesday after teachers packed the room and refused to move to the hallway. DeSerpa, Watsonville Fire Marshal cited safety concerns. Teachers were there to demand salary increases... more

Children’s art on show

Children's book illustrator Elizabeth Gomez talks about her artwork Thursday during an exhibit reception for Amesti Elementary students as part of the El Pajaro Community Development Corporation and Plaza Vigil annual Art Show.... more


Accused doctor pleads not guilty

The Santa Cruz neurosurgeon facing 10 felonies for allegedly sexually abusing three children pleaded not guilty in Santa Cruz County Superior Court Friday.... more

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk unveils new main entrance

In 1909, employees of the recently-opened Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk gathered at its entrance to capture a moment that has been enjoyed by future generations.... more

SCPD chief set to retire

Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin Vogel, who will be retiring on June 2, was recognized during the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk's summer kick-off party Thursday in the Cocoanut Grove.... more

WHS agriculture class grows, donates vegetables

The Watsonville High School Future Farmers of America Chapter grew and harvested nearly 600 pounds of vegetables this term, and donated it to Second Harvest Food Bank.... more


Community briefs, May 27: Country Crossroads Map now available

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Sheriff’s office: Beware of kidnapping, bail scams

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Clark on Tuesday said that residents have been targeted recently by a so-called virtual kidnapping scam.... more

Local team earns top prize

A pair of students from a Santa Cruz-based home school program took a top prize earlier this month at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles.... more


Community briefs, May 25: Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen soldiers

Community briefs, May 25, 2017... more


Kim Baskett appointed to judge position

A woman who has served as Santa Cruz County Superior Court commissioner since 2007 has been appointed as judge by Gov. Jerry Brown, the court announced Monday.... more


Shots fired into home

Several shots were fired into a home on Sunday at East Beach and Blackburn streets, Watsonville Police said.... more


Community briefs, May 23: Free gardening class scheduled

Community briefs, May 23, 2017... more

Red Cross Heroes announced

On June 16, 15-year-old Watsonville resident Reese Selck will be among 11 community members who will be honored by the American Red Cross of the Central Coast during the 12th Annual Heroes Breakfast.... more

Conference offers help to young parents

PAPÁS, an agency focusing, primarily, on fathers, is offering a free conference Wednesday in Watsonville.... more

Cabrillo College graduates 1,117

In an event that kicked off the graduation season, a total of 1,117 Cabrillo College students received degrees and certificates Friday at the school’s Carl Conelly Stadium.... more

Police connect with fieldworkers

The Watsonville Police Department has launched a program to help them connect with a population of people who are often reluctant to call them for help.... more


Community briefs, May 20: Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting set

Community briefs, May 20, 2017... more

International Night deemed a success

Terry Medina leads the live auction during Watsonville Rotary Club's International Night at the Portuguese Hall on Wednesday.... more

Crashes cause major backup

Traffic on northbound Highway 1 north of Watsonville is clogged due to two crashes on the highway Wednesday morning.... more


Watsonville High students earn scholarships

About 115 students from Watsonville High School were honored Tuesday during the Annual Watsonville High School Scholarship Awards Assembly at the Henry J. Mello Center for Performing Arts.... more


Author to sign copies of new children’s book

Aptos author Linda S. Gunther will celebrate the release of her new children’s book, “Toffee and Esmerelda,” with a book signing on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at Kelly’s Books, 1838 Main St. in Watsonville.... more


Community briefs, May 18: Symphony League presents ‘Music and Art in the Garden’

Community briefs, May 18, 2017... more


Forum highlights CalFresh program

The CalFresh Forum took place Friday at the Watsonville Civic Plaza.... more

Man arrested after brief vehicle chase

Watsonville Police search a Chevy Impala on Front Street just before 10 a.m. Monday after taking a man into custody when he failed to stop for them.... more


Community briefs, May 16

Community briefs, May 16, 2017... more


Store robbed at gunpoint

A convenience store was robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning.... more


McQuade memorial bench in the works

Plans are underway to build a memorial bench to honor Patricia McQuade, a Watsonville community leader who managed Pinto Lake City Park for decades. ... more


Community briefs, May 13

Community briefs, May 13, 2017... more

Freedom Rotary donates to organizations

The Freedom Rotary Club presented grants to three local organizations during its Tuesday meeting.... more

Berry season in full swing

The strawberry season is ramping up in Watsonville, with workers on track to outpace last year’s numbers.... more