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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Pajaro Flood Risk Management

Pajaro Flood Risk Management

The Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, is preparing an environmental impact report for the project, and is seeking public input on the scope and content that is included in the report.

The Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, is preparing an environmental impact report for the project, and is seeking public input on the scope and content that is included in the report.  Click here to find the...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

18th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Awards

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“To make a great dream come true, the first requirement is a great capacity to dream; the second is persistence.” -Cesar E. Chavez

The Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards recognizes individuals and organizations who intentionally engage yo...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

LOCAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

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Have you ever wondered how prepared are you for a natural disaster?

The City of Watsonville has recently embarked on developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan to identify potential natural disasters in our community.    

Remember to attend one of our upcoming community planning meetings.

Your input is impo...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Vote for the Ramsay Skylight Mosaic Design!

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The City of Watsonville in partnership with Pajaro Valley Arts and Community Arts & Empowerment is bringing new public art to Ramsay Park. Vote here for the image your prefer. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2KW676N

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

EARLY VOTING OFFERED IN WATSONVILLE STARTING 2/3/20

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The City Clerk's Office will be opening for early for voting starting 2/3/20 through Election Day on March 3, 2020.

Early Voting will be available at the City Clerk’s Office, located at 275 Main Street, Suite 400, Watsonville, CA 95076

Mon - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Open Saturday February 29 and Sunday March 1, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Census 2020 Poster Contest

Census Poster Contest!

Calling all local artists in grades TK-12! The Santa Cruz Office of Education is having a 2020 Census Poster Contest! All entries must be received by Feb 21st! Prizes for winning artists!

2020 Census Poster Contest Flyer - English and Spanish

*  Entrants must be in grades TK-12 

*  Posters must be between 8 1/2 X 11 and 12X18

*  Posters must reflect Census 2020 and include the text "Everyone Counts! or...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Father & Daughter Sweetheart Dance

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Come and dance the night away with your daughter and enjoy an evening of music, food and games at the Father & Daughter Sweetheart Dance!

Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 6 pm - 9 pm

G.H.W.R. Youth Center | 30 Maple Avenue

All Fathers and Daughters Ages 4- 13

$25/person

The event will feature a taco bar, dessert table and an open dance floor. This is the perfect opportunity to spend time with y...

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Posted on: January 6, 2020

Request for Proposals for Porter Building - Deadline Extended

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We are seeking proposals to purchase or lease the historic Porter Building, in the downtown commercial core area.

The City of Watsonville is seeking proposals from qualified parties for the opportunity to purchase or lease the historic Porter Building, owned by the City and located in the heart of Watsonville’s downtown commercial core area. The property lo...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

ARE YOU PREPARED TO WEATHER THE STORM?

Are You Prepared To Weather The Storm?

In case of a wet winter, here are some tips and resources to help you and your family prepare and stay safe.

ARE YOU PREPARED TO WEATHER THE STORM?

In case of a wet winter, here are some tips and resources to help you and your family prepare and stay safe.

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Everyone in Watsonville Counts!

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The Census is so much more than just a head count. It helps determine how much money communities receive for the critical resources that children and families will depend on for the next 10 years.

It is important to count all children, but those under the age of five (5) are often missed, particularly when they don’t live in the same home as both parents. When newborn babies and young children are not included in the census, support for p...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Officers track down & return tricycle stolen from disabled elderly man

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Officers tracked down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen

It wasn’t easy but after days of investigating, our officers managed to track down a tricycle that was recently stolen from a disabled senior citizen.

Unfortunately, the trike was found in the slough in three pieces. So, several Watsonville Police officers...

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Posted on: October 28, 2019

Officers visit fields to provide farmworkers information and guidance

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It's part of “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop” program

Watsonville Police Officers are meeting face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in the community as part of an outreach program aimed at helping farmworkers.

The department’s “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop” program provides Ag worker...

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Posted on: September 30, 2019

Watsonville PD Officers raise $3,500 for local kids with cancer

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They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer.

Wow, our officers truly amaze us every day! 

They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer. The Watsonville Police Officers’ Association presented a check to Jacob’s Heart during their annual Kidrageous Carnival at the city plaza this past weekend...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

Watsonville Police Officers grow beards to help children with cancer

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The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser

For the fourth year in a row, dozens of Watsonville Police Officers are growing out their beards to support local children with cancer.

 

The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser to raise awareness about pediatric...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Familia de la Costa Central cae víctima de secuestradores virtuales

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Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México

Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México y ahora esa familia está compartiendo su historia para evitar que otros caigan víctimas de una extorción que va en aumento.

Se trata de un secuestro virtual y el FBI conti...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Central Coast family falls victim to virtual kidnappers

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A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family

A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family and now that family is sharing their story to keep others from becoming victims of an extortion that’s on the rise.

It’s called a virtual kidnapping and the FBI continues to war...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

City of Watsonville Roll Out Safety Campain

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The City of Watsonville and the Watsonville Police Department have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in certain areas of the city.

The first focus area is the Main St. corridor, which is one of the busiest roadways in Watsonville. Crews have lined the street with banners that provide roadway safety tips and reminders for community members. The area has officially been designated a sa...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Music in the Plaza

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June 20 - Sept. 19
Thursdays 6-8pm

Jun 20- Banda Zirys & Fiera Nortena

Jul 11- Tribute to Selena w/ Impacto 5

Jul 25- Beat Street Band

Aug 8- Motown, R&B, Oldies 70's

Aug 22- Zebop! Tribute to Santana

Sept 5- Latin Tropical & Salsa

Sept 19 - Santa Cruz Symphony

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