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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Watsonville Airport Open House “Fire in the Sky” Community Survey

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We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Watsonville Municipal Airport Open House a huge success.

Hundreds of community members came together to help us kick off Labor Day weekend with antique planes on display, flyovers, parachute flag jump...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

EV Chargers @ WVI

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Watsonville Municipal Airport committed to a five year plan of action in 2018 to reduce the facility's carbon foot print.  

In 2018 the Airport installed LED lighting in Corporate Hangars, followed by similar lighting installations in T-Hangars an...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Historical Aircraft Display

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Watsonville Municipal Airport hosts a Historical Aircraft Display every second Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft. 

Pilots displaying their aircraft can top off ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kids Fly Free

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The Young Eagles Program has been developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future. They will experience a safe and enjoy...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Mask Making Workshop

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Create a unique mask using plaster tape and paint ~ this two part workshop series will take place on October 6 and October 13 at 6pm at our Main Library.

The first workshop will consist of assembling a mask using plaster tape and water, and the second work...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Catch-A-Killer Club

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Do you love mystery, suspense, and horror? Think you'd be a great detective? Join our team of amateur sleuths to catch a killer on the loose at Camp Calamity! 

Every Wednesday in October from 2:30-4:30pm we'll be digging into the...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

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A library card is the smartest card to own ~ get yours at the Watsonville Public Library!

During the month of September, we will be celebrating our members through a special promotion. Every time you checkout materials we will give you a raffle ticket for ...

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Posted on: August 12, 2022

Teen Action Council Members Wanted

Teen Action Council Now Accepting Applications

We are now accepting applications for Teen Action Council (TAC)! If you are a teen between the ages of 13-18, we invite you to apply. TAC provides teens in the Watsonville community the opportunity to build valuable leadership skills, earn community servi...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Watsonville Public Library now offers Digital Navigators

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Watsonville Public Library now offers Digital Navigators which is a program that aims to connect people to the internet and online resources.

This free program offers one-on-one help by phone to:

• Find low-cost internet service and devices

• Learn foundatio...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Animation Creation Club Has a New Time

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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 from 4-5pm at our Main Library,...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

Library Lego® Club

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Be a Master Builder at our Library Lego® Club! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm, and get creative with a provided theme or build whatever you want with the library’s collection of bricks. Bring the whole family along ...

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Posted on: September 25, 2022

Coffee with a Cop returns this October

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Coffee with a Cop is happening next month!

Join us Wednesday, October 5 from 5:30- 8:30PM at the McDonald’s on 190 Main Street next to the police department. Chat with the men and women who serve this community and discuss the issues that matter the most t...

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Posted on: September 24, 2022

Official National Night Out neighborhood sites

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National Night Out is quickly approaching!

This year, seven neighborhoods are participating in this nationwide event that brings the community and our department together. Each neighborhood will have its own exciting activities, food, and music! It’s also ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

New program provides resources to Watsonville residents impacted by trauma

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The Watsonville Police Department has launched a new program to provide resources to residents impacted by trauma. 

The Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) is a first-of-its-kind program in this region and was formed with the help of several community p...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

WPD partners with Katz Cancer Resource Center to bring mobile breast cancer screening to Watsonville

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As part of our Pink Patch Project campaign, we are collaborating with the Katz Cancer Resource Center & Dignity Health to bring breast cancer screenings to our community. 

The mobile mammography unit will be in the Watsonville Youth Center par...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Watsonville Police to streamline all community alerts through its mobile app

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We’ve begun to phase out our use of the Nixle platform for alert notifications. Starting in November, our department will strictly streamline all community alert notifications through the Watsonville Police Department mobile app. 

Our department r...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Slow Down, Look Out for People Walking

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September is the start of Pedestrian Safety Month, and the Watsonville Police Department will be participating in activities throughout the month to encourage the safety of people walking.

Based on data projections from the Governors Highway Safet...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers arrest fake jewelry scammers

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Watsonville Police Officers have arrested a group of out-of-town scammers as they were attempting to swindle another community member.  

We first told you about this group of fake jewelry scammers earlier this week after multiple victims came forw...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

WPD family continues to grow

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Today, our Chief of Police Jorge Zamora swore in two new officers. Both are Watsonville natives, and alumni of Pajaro Valley and Watsonville High schools.

Officers Gutierrez and Ramirez’s next step is to complete the field-training program beginn...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Fake jewelry scam targeting Watsonville residents

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The Watsonville Police Department is investigating reports of individuals selling fake jewelry to residents in our community. 

Multiple victims have reported that the scammers offer them “expensive” gold rings, necklaces, or br...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Online orders now available for WPD Pink Patch Project merchandise

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We are now taking online orders for our 2022 Pink Patch Project merchandise. 

Online orders will be processed during normal business hours and will be available for pick-up at the police department (215 Union Street) Monday through Friday 9AM to 3...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project kicks off this Saturday

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Our 2022 Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project campaign officially kicks off this Saturday!

Stop by our booth at the Downtown Watsonville Strawberry Festival to purchase your official Pink Patch Project gear. Saturday 11am-8pm, Sunday 11am-7pm.

All funds ra...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

National Night Out online registration now open

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Registration forms for neighborhoods interested in participating in this year’s National Night Out are now available online! The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4.

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together. This annual com...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

U.S. rolls out new mental health hotline

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on 988lifeline.org.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in th...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Watsonville to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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This year’s National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, October 4.

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together. This annual community-building campaign promotes strong police-community partnerships and neighborhood c...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Become a 2022 Pink Patch Project sponsor

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Our 2022 Pink Patch Project sponsors are already rolling in!

The Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project campaign raises funds to help local families who cannot afford breast cancer treatment/services. All proceeds are donated to the Katz Cancer Res...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Watsonville Police Cadets enter second week of program

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Watsonville Police Cadets are in their second week of the program and our advisors are keeping them very busy! 

They recently had training on the fundamentals of traffic stops with advisors walking them through different scenarios. 

Our ca...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Survey to Finalize Wayfinding Signage Design & Color Concept Now Available

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The City of Watsonville is developing a wayfinding signage plan to help residents, commuters, and others efficiently navigate our community. Thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing signage will help people reach key destinations with ease. It will create a sen...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Watsonville COVID Memorial Stories

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Now that the COVID-19 Commemorative Monarch Butterfly Sculpture has been officially unveiled, community members can begin to submit a story and photos of loved ones they lost to COVID-19. 

The stories will be shared on a community blog to honor an...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Omicron booster now available

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The omicron booster is now available!

The Pfizer or Moderna bivalent boosters are recommended two months after the primary series or the last booster dose. These bivalent boosters provide superior, up-to-date protection against the original strain of COVID...

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Posted on: September 4, 2022

Watsonville Airport Open House “Fire in the Sky” Community Survey

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We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s Watsonville Municipal Airport Open House a huge success.

Hundreds of community members came together to help us kick off Labor Day weekend with antique planes on display, flyovers,...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report to be released

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The City of Watsonville will be releasing its Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year.

 

The CAPER documents and quantifies the progress of the City&...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

COVID vaccines available for children six months and older

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COVID-19 vaccines are available for children six months and older.

 Make an appointment with your child’s doctor. They will ensure your child is up to date on all their shots! If your child’s doctor does not offer the vaccine, ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

City council approves second monetary contribution to help save Watsonville Community Hospital

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During last night’s special city council meeting, Watsonville City Council unanimously approved contributing $270,000 to help the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project (PVHDP) purchase the Watsonville Community Hospital.

In a matter of months...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

National Night Out online registration now open

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Registration forms for neighborhoods interested in participating in this year’s National Night Out are now available online! The event will take place on Tuesday, October 4.

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together. This annual community-bui...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Moves to the Watsonville Vets Building

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The OptumServe COVID-19 test-to-treat site at 500 Westridge Drive in Watsonville has relocated to the Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building.

To make an appointment visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.

New location: 

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

U.S. rolls out new mental health hotline

WEBSITE 988

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on 988lifeline.org.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in th...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Remember to place green bins out for collection every week

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It’s been several months since residents throughout the City received green bins as part of our Solid Waste Division’s Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Since rolling out this program, community members have been doing ...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

Watsonville to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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This year’s National Night Out will take place on Tuesday, October 4.

National Night Out brings police and neighbors together. This annual community-building campaign promotes strong police-community partnerships and neig...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Watsonville Public Library brings program to help Spanish-speaking immigrants further education

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Spanish-speaking immigrants in our community will soon have the opportunity to further their education and get one step closer to obtaining their General Education Development (GED).

This one-of-a-kind program, known as “Casa INEA - Plaza Comunit...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

State-of-the-art self-cleaning restrooms now open at City Plaza

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We are excited to announce that the City Plaza now has state-of-the-art self-cleaning, permanent restrooms! 

The new facilities feature touchless hand washing stations and automatically flush after the person washes their hands or exits. Additiona...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

New City of Watsonville’s Water Quality Report - 2022

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The City of Watsonville is proud to provide our customers safe drinking water. Your tap water is tested every step of the way, from our ground water wells and creeks to the pipes leading into your home. Our tap water is regulated by the State and Federal ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Major construction project on Freedom Blvd & Green Valley Rd. set to start next week

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A major construction project that will improve Freedom Blvd. and Green Valley Rd. is expected to start next week. 

Crews will be replacing nearly 6,000 linear feet of old sewer and water pipelines. Construction is expected to last through the end ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Music in the Plaza Returns! - Summer Concerts 2022

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Our summer outdoor Music in the Plaza concert series is back and will feature a variety of bands to help you get your groove on! Grab a bite at our downtown restaurants and join us for the music from 6 - 8 PM.

New in 2022, Music in the Plaza is aligned wit...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

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All Californians deserve access to safe and clean water; many households need assistance now.

LIHWAP stands for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program and it may be able to help you pay your water or wastewater utility bill.

LIHWAP is a federally...

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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: 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: August 19, 2022

Landscape Water Conservation Rebate

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Replace your high-water use garden and landscape with drought-tolerant plants including edible perennials and efficient irrigation systems, and earn a rebate of up to $1,000!

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Plastic Free Watsonville Lotería

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Plastic Free July is coming to a close but you can make Watsonville plastic free every day. Organize a cleanup with friends or family and play a game of Plastic Free Lotería!

Play Plastic Free Lotería with your friends and family and show us what you find! Tag us on Instagram: @cityofwatsonvillegov #WatsonvillePublicWorks and use the hashtag #PlasticFreeWatsonville! 

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, "Agua con la Chota" returns

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For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Teen Action Council Application Period Closes Soon!

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Teen Action Council now accepting applications!

We are now accepting applications for Teen Action Council (TAC)! 

If you are a teen between the ages of 13-18, we invite you to apply. TAC provides teens in the Watsonville community the opportunity to build valuable leadership skills, earn commun...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Take our Survey! - Watsonville Urban Forest Management Plan

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The City of Watsonville is developing an urban forest management plan. The purpose of the urban forest management plan is to guide the care of trees, planting, canopy health, and benefits over the next 50 years. The Plan will share with policy makers the ...

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Another hole-in-one year for the Watsonville PAL Golf Tournament

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Another successful year for the Watsonville PAL Golf Tournament!

We’d like to thank our participants, sponsors, and volunteers who helped us with the 12th annual golf tournament fundraiser at Pajaro Valley Golf Club earlier this month. 

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony 2022

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Nineteen members of our police department were recognized during a Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony Wednesday afternoon. 

During the ceremony, eight WPD officers received their permanent badge numbers and 11 department members were honored...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, “Agua con la Chota” returns

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For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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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: 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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