1. 150 things to do and see

    150 Things to Do and See in Watsonville

    Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the "150 Things to Do and See" brochure that the Register Pajaronian put together in commemoration of the City's 150th Anniversary! Read on...
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    Abandoned Shopping Carts: Who Ya Gonna Call??

    Customer Service! The City of Watsonville is encouraging residents to report abandoned shopping carts by calling Customer Service at 831-768-3133. Carts are mobile and can roll into streets and wetlands, becoming a hazard to our community. Read on...
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    Spring 2018 Youth Soccer

    Stop by our Parks and Recreation Department at 231 Union Street to register for youth soccer (ages 6-12). For more information call 768-3240. Read on...
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    15th Annual Egg Drop Contest

    Engineers' Week is February 18-24! Join us at the Annual Egg Drop Contest scheduled for Thursday, February 22nd.



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    Watsonville City Plaza in 1920's

    The Watsonville City Plaza was partially donated by Sebastian Rodriguez in 1860. The land was overgrown with bushes, trees and had cattle grazing. Read on...
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    Vision Zero

    The Watsonville City Council approved developing a plan aimed at eliminating deaths and serious injuries on the city’s roads by the year 2030.

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  7. Cesar Chavez Community Awards

    Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards

    The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department is currently accepting nominations for the 16th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards. Read on...
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    City Offices Closed Monday, January 15, 2018

    Please note that City offices will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Read on...
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    RISE Community Art Classes

    Registration for the RISE Community Art Classes is open until January 22nd. Classes are available for ages 11-22 years old and are $40. Classes offered include: Acoustic Guitar; Expressive Painting; Community Theater; Hip Hop Dance; and African Drumming. Read on...
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    The Rain is Here - Keep your Storm Drains Clear

    The City of Watsonville is encouraging residents to continue preparing for this rain by adopting their drain. Natural debris like dead leaves and dried grasses, and littered items like single-use plastics, can clog storm drains and prevent water flow. Read on...
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    Holiday Closure

    Happy Holidays! Please note that most City offices will be closed over the holidays. City offices will reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. Except for public safety and other essential services. Your garbage and recycling services will operate as usual. Read on...
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    City of Watsonville Temporary Flower Sales Deadline Approaching

    City of Watsonville Temporary Flower Sales Deadline Approaching/Se aproxima la fecha límite para solicitar permisos de ventas temporales de flores en la Ciudad de Watsonville Read on...
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    Watsonville 150th Anniversary Website is Live

    Throughout 2018 the City of Watsonville will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary! Information on upcoming events, historical photos and ways to share your memories will be available on the website at www.watsonville150.org. Read on...
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    Vision Santa Cruz County

    The County of Santa Cruz is developing their first ever strategic plan and they want to hear from you! Please take a minute to fill out the survey and provide your input. Read on...
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    Watsonville Community Bike Repair & Group Ride

    Join the Watsonville Bike Shack, Bike Santa Cruz County, and Bike Friendly Watsonville for free bike repairs and a community bike ride on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Watsonville Bike Shack located at 555 Main Street. Read on...
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    Holiday Cooking Safety

    The holiday season is the peak time for fires and Watsonville Fire Chief, Pablo Barreto, wants to share some safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe. Read on...
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    Catch the Rain: Using a Rain Barrel to Harvest Valuable Water

    Take advantage of the generous rain barrel rebate provided by Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency. Residents in Watsonville & unincorporated areas of the Pajaro Valley are eligible to receive up to a $750.00 rebate on a catchment barrel. Read on...
  18. Pink Patch  Watsonville PD

    The Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project was a Huge Success!

    The Watsonville Police Department raised $5,427 to help bring awareness about breast cancer and support those organizations that help those afflicted. Read on...
  19. Traffic Safety Education Starlight Elementary School

    Office of Traffic Safety Grant Program

    Part of the grant is to focus on education and our first school was Starlight Elementary School. Our traffic officers spent the day with kids and school staff to talk about and practice traffic safety. Read on...
  20. Tax Break

    Senior's/Care Utility Users Tax Exemption

    Senior's and Care customers living in the City of Watsonville are eligible for tax breaks on some of their utility bills. Read on...
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    Neighborhood Services Expansion

    The Watsonville Police Department is proud to announce their continued expansion of community service programs through the incorporation of the existing Neighborhood Services Division. Read on...
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    "Watsonville Awakening" featured in Monterey Bay Edibles

    There is a vibrant movement happening in Watsonville and folks are starting to recognize the shift! Read on...
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    Watsonville is Celebrating 150 Years

    The City Council and community leaders are gearing up to commemorate an important City milestone – the sesquicentennial celebration. Read on...
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    Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities

    Please note that the City of Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities throughout the City. Read More...
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    City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

    We're excited to announce that big changes are coming as we work on revamping our communication efforts and rebranding our City image... Read More...
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    Keeping Up With Watsonville

    Stay up to date with upcoming events happening in Watsonville...


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    Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Paint

    It’s more convenient than ever to recycle responsibly in Watsonville!
    In-store take-back programs are free for residents.
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  28. PIntoLake

    Pinto Lake City Park

    The City of Watsonville is saddened to learn of the passing of Patricia McQuade ...


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  29. Measure D

    Council Approves Transportation Projects to Be Funded by Measure D

    The City Council approved an expenditure plan that included seven transportation projects to be funded by Measure D...
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    Senior’s/Care Utility User’s Tax Exemption

    Senior’s and Care customers living in the City of Watsonville are eligible for tax breaks on some of their utility bills.

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    HERO: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program

    The HERO program is now available to Watsonville homeowners.

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  32. Water

    Water Line Replacement Project
    Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

    The water line replacement project has started in various streets of Watsonville!

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  33. Cruz511

    Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood Coming to Watsonville

    Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood is a program designed to connect with people who are interested in leaving their car at home... Read on...
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    Winning Entry in the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

    Watsonville's Parks & Community Services Dpt. is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Watsonville Strawberry Festival... Read on...
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