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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Watsonville Library Graphic Novel Contest

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Are you an aspiring comic creator? Want to brag to your friends? Show us what you’ve got! Submit your comic art between May 1 and June 5. Winners will be announced June 10! https://bit.ly/3MEgqdh 

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Say No To Balloons!

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Improperly disposed balloons litter our streets and pose a threat to the health of our sloughs, water, and wildlife. Consider giving flowers, gift cards, or experiences to your graduates instead of balloons to keep a #LitterFreeWatsonville.

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Roadwork Scheduled on E. Lake Avenue

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Three “test-to-treat” sites now available in Santa Cruz County

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Three “Test-to-Treat” sites are now available in Santa Cruz County. 

 

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Watsonville Municipal Airport opens its doors to hundreds of elementary school students

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Hundreds of fourth-grade students from Watsonville have been getting a first-hand look at what goes on at the Watsonville Municipal Airport for the past three months. 

It’s all part of an “Aviation Adventure” co-created by the airport, aviation bu...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Retired pilot, 93, relives old memories at Watsonville Municipal Airport, flies WWII biplane

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He spent the majority of his life flying planes, but never imagined that he’d be back in the pilot’s seat as a 93-year-old retiree. 

Clarke Masters got a chance to relive old memories as he flew a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane out of the Watsonvill...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Watsonville awarded top honors for financial reporting

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We are proud to announce that our final budget report for the 2021-2023 fiscal years has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. 

Following a thorough examination by a panel of independent reviewers, the Government Fina...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Watsonville Fire partners with American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Say No To Balloons!

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Improperly disposed balloons litter our streets and pose a threat to the health of our sloughs, water, and wildlife. Consider giving flowers, gift cards, or experiences to your graduates instead of balloons to keep a #LitterFreeWatsonville.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Measure Y oversight committee meeting scheduled for May 25

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The oversight committee for the Public Sales Safety Tax, Measure Y will be meeting next week as part of their bi-annual review of revenues and expenditures by Watsonville’s Police, Fire, and Parks & Recreation departments. 

The half-...

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Three “test-to-treat” sites now available in Santa Cruz County

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Three “Test-to-Treat” sites are now available in Santa Cruz County. 

 

These sites are a way to receive COVID-19 testing and treatment on-site. Services are free. People who test positive, have symptoms, and are at-risk...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Roadwork scheduled on E. Lake Avenue

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?????????????? ??????????: Drivers can expect to see some delays on East Lake Avenue starting next week. 

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Watsonville Police Department to host AB 481 community meeting

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The Watsonville Police Department will be holding a community meeting to discuss Assembly Bill 481 and its requirements. 

AB 481 took effect on January 1, 2022, and requires each law enforcement agency's governing body to adopt a written ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade makes a comeback

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The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade is making a comeback this year! 

The parade, which proceeds down Main Street from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street, is scheduled to start at noon with thousands of spectators in attendance...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Watsonville Municipal Airport opens its doors to hundreds of elementary school students

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Hundreds of fourth-grade students from Watsonville have been getting a first-hand look at what goes on at the Watsonville Municipal Airport for the past three months. 

It’s all part of an “Aviation Adventure” co-created by the airport, aviation bu...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Watsonville Fire partners with American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms

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?????????? ?????? ??????????: The Watsonville Fire Department has teamed up with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in our community this month! 

Functioning smoke alarms can cut the risk of death from home fires in half. ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Phone scammers target Watsonville residents

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We have received dozens of calls from Watsonville residents expressing their concerns over a phone call claiming they must make a payment to avoid having their water services shut off. 

This is a scam. Please do not make any payments over the phon...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Summer in the City interns enroll at Cabrillo College

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As part of our Summer in the City internship program for high schoolers, more than two dozen students officially enrolled at Cabrillo College this week!

During the 5-week internship, they will earn 10 high school elective credits and two career skills cert...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

RFP - Occupational Health and Safety Consultant

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TO VIEW THE RFP PLEASE CLICK HERE: https://cityofwatsonville.org/DocumentCenter/View/18515/Health-and-Safety-Consultant 

The City of Watsonville is inviting all interested and qualified professionals with proven experience in Professional...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

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Free Info Session to Access $500 for your Business and Go Green for Earth Month!

The California Green Business Network is pleased to present a Sustainable Business Challenge for businesses in the area! Businesses are eligible for $500 in incentives as long as they complete their certification between April 1st and June 30th, 2022. In ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

City crews begin rolling out new green bins to residents

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Crews from our Solid Waste Division are on a roll delivering thousands of green bins as part of our Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Watsonville residents will now be able to place their food waste from their kitchen, as well as yard wast...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Sewer Improvements on Freedom and Green Valley to Begin in May

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The company K.J. Woods Construction, Inc. is scheduled to begin work on Freedom Blvd. and Green Valley Rd. in May to install new sanitary sewers and water mains. This work is expected to be completed in December of this year and will involve some street e...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Rene Mendez appointed as new Watsonville City Manager

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We are thrilled to announce that the Watsonville City Council unanimously appointed Rene Mendez as the new City Manager!

Rene comes to the City of Watsonville with three decades of experience in state, county, and city government and has spent the last 17 ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Watsonville City Council to consider appointing Rene Mendez as new City Manager

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This coming Tuesday, Watsonville City Council members will consider appointing Rene Mendez as the new City Manager for the City of Watsonville during their regular Council Meeting. 

The executive search conducted by Peckham and McKenney to hire a ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

City of Watsonville continues to help renters impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

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The City of Watsonville continues to help residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are unable to pay their rent. 

Our emergency rental assistance program is designed to assist Watsonville low-income renters who have not applie...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Final City Council District Map Now Available

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An updated map of the seven City Council districts within our City is now available. 

The latest Districts Map was approved by the City Council in February after establishing an advisory committee and holding several community meetings. 

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Watsonville City Council Appoints New City Clerk

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The Watsonville City Council has appointed Assistant City Clerk Irwin Ivan Ortiz as the new City Clerk!

Irwin was born and raised in Watsonville and has been a resident of our community his entire life. He attended local public schools, including Cabrillo ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Watsonville closing this Sunday

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The Old City Hall Vaccine Clinic will close its doors this Sunday, March 27. This site administered more than 23,000 COVID-19 vaccines to our community members since vaccines first became available to the general public in February of 2021.

There are numer...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

City of Watsonville providing FREE at-home covid tests

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The Watsonville Public Library and the Watsonville Senior Center are offering FREE at-home COVID tests for anyone in our community.

You can stop by any of the three locations during their regular business hours and pick them up (while supplies last).

For mo...

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter in Watsonville reopens its doors to the public

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The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter in Watsonville has reopened its doors to the public.

Their Watsonville location at 580 Airport Blvd. operates Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.). 

For additional informati...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Students put their engineering skills to the test during annual egg drop competition

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More than 20 students from our Environmental Science Workshop put their engineering skills to the test during the 19th annual Egg Drop competition this week. 

The event, hosted by the Public Works and Utilities Department and Public Library, is he...

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Posted on: February 23, 2022

Judge approves sale of Watsonville Community Hospital to Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project

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A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of Watsonville Community Hospital to the newly-formed Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project (PVHDP). 

The group has until August 31, 2022, to close on the sale. 

“We envisioned a future in which...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Retired pilot, 93, relives old memories at Watsonville Municipal Airport, flies WWII biplane

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He spent the majority of his life flying planes, but never imagined that he’d be back in the pilot’s seat as a 93-year-old retiree. 

Clarke Masters got a chance to relive old memories as he flew a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane out of the Watsonvill...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

New self-cleaning restrooms arrive at City Plaza

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The new self-cleaning restrooms arrived at the City Plaza on Tuesday morning. 

 

Construction crews had spent several weeks preparing the foundation and gearing up for the big delivery. They’ll spend the next few weeks adding the...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Santa Cruz County Health Officer to lift county mask mandate

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The Santa Cruz County Health Officer will be lifting the county’s mask mandate for most indoor public settings starting Wednesday, February 16. 

The change aligns with the California Department of Public Health’s decision to let the statewide indo...

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Council unanimously approves $130,000 contribution to help purchase Watsonville Community Hospital

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Watsonville City Council members unanimously approved contributing $130,000 of the General Fund to help the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project (PVHDP) purchase the Watsonville Community Hospital. 

The hospital recently filed for bankruptcy ...

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Posted on: February 8, 2022

COVID-19 testing site at Ramsay Park moves to Westridge Dr.

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The OptumServe COVID-19 testing site at Ramsay Park will be moving to a County facility in Watsonville on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. 

The 500 Westridge Drive facility is just over a mile from Ramsay Park and will continue to provide free testing...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Watsonville Senior Center helping residents order free COVID-19 test kits

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Staff from the Watsonville Senior Center are helping residents with limited or no internet access place an order for their free COVID-19 testing kits from the government. 

If you need assistance placing your order, please call 831-768-3279.&nb...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Jorge Zamora sworn-in as Chief of Police of Watsonville

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Longtime Watsonville police veteran Jorge Zamora was sworn in as Chief of Police on January 10, 2022.  

Zamora officially became the 16th police chief for the City of Watsonville and the first, first-generation Mexican-American to hold this role.

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

City Manager Recruitment Now Open

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The City Council seeks a new City Manager.

To view the full City Manager Brochure click on the image or click Here. 

The City Council seeks an authentic leader, a good communicator who is open to different perspectives, and a good listener and one who can work effectively with the City Coun...

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Police Chief

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Longtime Watsonville officer and Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora has been selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Chief of Police. 

The confirmation of Zamora comes after an extensive and highly visible recruitment process, ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Watsonville awarded top honors for financial reporting

BUDGET AWARD 2021

We are proud to announce that our final budget report for the 2021-2023 fiscal years has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. 

Following a thorough examination by a panel of independent reviewers, the Government Fina...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps & Committing to Climate Action

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On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan....

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On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. Thank you to all who came out to show their support!  With this, we have co...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

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Report Available Now

Click here to see the Report - Haga clic aquí para ver el informe

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Mothersong Returns

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The wait is over… Mothersong is back in-person!

The wait is over… Mothersong is back in-person! Sing and dance with us on Friday, June 3 at 10:30am at our Main Library Meeting Room.

The audience for this program is families.

La espera ha terminado... ¡Mothersong está de vu...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Poets' Circle in June

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Tune into our Poets’ Circle and open mic ~ featuring Stan Rushworth on June 2nd

Tune into our Poets’ Circle and open mic ~ hosted by Magdalena Montagne, our virtual program will feature teacher, writer and speaker: Stan Rushworth, and will take place on Thursday, June 2 from 5-7 pm.

No registration is required for this live ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Watsonville Library Graphic Novel Contest

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Love to doodle? Are you an aspiring comic creator? Enter our Graphic Novel Contest!

Are you an aspiring comic creator? Want to brag to your friends? Show us what you’ve got! Submit your comic art between May 1 and June 5. Winners will be announced June 10! https://bit.ly/3MEgqdh 

¿Quieres ser un creador de c&...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

Annual Poetry Contest

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Our 2022 Poetry Contest is now open for submissions!

Calling all local Watsonville poets ~ Our 2022 Poetry Contest is now open for submissions! We encourage patrons of all age groups to participate in our poetry contest and share their original work.

Submissions will be accepted online and in-person, and wil...

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Posted on: April 2, 2022

Spring Into Reading Challenge

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What better way to celebrate spring than with our Spring Into Reading challenge?

What better way to celebrate spring than with our Spring Into Reading challenge?

Keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site at https://wplreads.beanstack.org or with the Beanstack Tracker app available to download from your device's app stor...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Library Closed for Memorial Day

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Watsonville Public Libraries will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th.

Watsonville Public Libraries will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 30th. All library materials can be returned in the book drops located outside of the library during the closure.

Las Bibliotecas Públicas de Watsonville estarán cerrad...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Animation Creation Club for Kids

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Know a kid that is curious about animation?

Know someone that is curious about animation? Learn how to make and share creative short videos using paper, lego bricks, clay and toys! Our Animation Creation Club will be meeting every second Tuesday of the month starting on January 11 from 3:30-4:30pm ...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Californians Encouraged to Always Wear Their Seat Belt

2022 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN

The Watsonville Police Department reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day Weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats.

 

This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign is from May 2...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Watsonville Police Department to host AB 481 community meeting

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The Watsonville Police Department will be holding a community meeting to discuss Assembly Bill 481 and its requirements. 

AB 481 took effect on January 1, 2022, and requires each law enforcement agency's governing body to adopt a written ...

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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Phone scammers target Watsonville residents

IG Scam alert

Dozens of calls have been coming in from Watsonville residents expressing their concerns over a phone call that claims they must make a payment to avoid having their water services shut off. 

This is a scam. Please do not make any payments over th...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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During May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Watsonville Police Department reminds drivers to always look twice for motorcycles.

 

“Motorcycles may be difficult to spot, so being extra careful before changing lanes is always a good practice,...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

May is Bicycle Safety Month

May is Bicycle Safety Month

May is National Bicycle Safety Month, and our officers would like to remind drivers to follow the speed limit and look out for people on bike rides.

“The days are longer, and the weather is pleasant, making for ideal conditions to go on a bike ri...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

Now Accepting Applications for Cadet Program

Watsonville Police Now Accepting Applications for Cadet Program

After a two-year break, the Watsonville Police Cadet Program is officially making a comeback!

We are now accepting applications from students between the ages of 14 and 20 years old. 

This program gives teens an opportunity to explore the law enfor...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Special Traffic Enforcement Operation in Watsonville

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Motor units from across Santa Cruz County were in Watsonville for a special traffic enforcement operation known as BADGES (Before Aggressive Drivers Get Everyone Stopped). The program aims to improve safety on our county roadways.

Officers from CHP, Scotts...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

Grant funding helping Watsonville Police keep alcohol out of the hands of minors

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Watsonville police officers have been working tirelessly to keep alcohol out of minors' hands. 

We’ve held numerous enforcement and compliance operations since receiving more than $73,000 in grant funding from the California Alcoholic Beverage Con...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Watsonville Police releases 2021 Annual Report

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2021 was quite a year.  A virus that was only supposed to last a couple of weeks has now lasted almost two years. But the adversity that this pandemic has brought h...

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Police
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Jorge Zamora sworn-in as Chief of Police of Watsonville

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Longtime Watsonville police veteran Jorge Zamora was sworn in as Chief of Police on January 10, 2022.  

Zamora officially became the 16th police chief for the City of Watsonville and the first, first-generation Mexican-American to hold this role.

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Police
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers recover teen’s stolen bike

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Fourteen-year-old Mateo is all smiles after Watsonville police officers recovered his stolen bike! 

The teen had taken all the necessary steps to safeguard his bike while at the Overlook Shopping Center on Main Street. Unfortunately, a thief still...

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Police
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Police Chief

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Longtime Watsonville officer and Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora has been selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Chief of Police. 

The confirmation of Zamora comes after an extensive and highly visible recruitment process, ...

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Police

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

WPD awarded $125,800 in grants to increase road, bicycle, and pedestrian safety

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The grants will prioritize the safety of our drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians

The Watsonville Police Department has been awarded two grants totaling $125,800 that will prioritize the safety of our drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 

An $80,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will allow us to provide ne...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Say No To Balloons!

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Improperly disposed balloons litter our streets and pose a threat to the health of our sloughs, water, and wildlife. Consider giving flowers, gift cards, or experiences to your graduates instead of balloons to keep a #LitterFreeWatsonville.

Improperly disposed balloons litter our streets and pose a threat to the health of our sloughs, water, and wildlife. Consider giving flowers, gift cards, or experiences to your graduates instead of balloons to keep a #LitterFreeWatsonville.

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Public Works
Posted on: October 28, 2021

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps & Committing to Climate Action

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On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan....

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps and Committing to Climate Action

On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. Thank you to all who came out to show their support!  With this, we have co...

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