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Apr 16, 2014 at 4:28 PM

News release provided by the Monterey County Health Department.
Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time...
Apr 16, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Residents of the Pleasure Point area were awakened Wednesday morning by the sound of FBI agents deploying "flash bang" grenades.
FBI spokesman Peter Lee said FBI agents executed a search warrant around 6 a.m. at a residence on 37th Avenue...
Apr 16, 2014 at 8:04 AM


Working together, we can create a city without litter. The City of Watsonville believes our residents deserve clean streets and a healthy environment. Our Public Works and Utilities Department is always exploring ways to keep our community...
Apr 15, 2014 at 7:58 AM


Watsonville Municipal Airport hosts a Historical Aircraft Display every second Saturday from 8am – 4pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft. The pilots displaying their aircraft can enjoy...
Apr 14, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Community Hospital introduced its new plug-in station for electric vehicles last week. The station can accommodate five vehicles and includes the first "fast charger" in Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties. The station is open to...
Apr 14, 2014 at 4:57 PM

The rate of violent crimes in the city of Watsonville reached its lowest rate in a decade last year, according to the Watsonville Police Department.
The rate was 4.6 violent crimes per 1,000, according to the department's 2013 annual crime...
Apr 14, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Pursuant to the Gilroy Open Government Ordinance, the Gilroy City Administrator has provided a response to an administrative appeal by the Gilroy Dispatch related to a denial for access to certain records.
The response highlights California...
Apr 14, 2014 at 12:17 PM

If you're doing any remodeling this spring you should be aware that your water faucets, shower heads and toilets need to be compliant with the water districts codes.
Steve wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, Do I have to pay the $105...
Apr 14, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Beacon House is inviting the public to be part of its Message of Hope and Healing in honor of Alcohol Awareness Month. This free special event will be held on Friday, April 25th at the Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa and Registration begins at...
Apr 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Update – March 31, 2014
Steve Hernandez, Water Operations Supervisor is thrilled about the work his crew has completed as of March 31, 2014. Freedom Water Main Project is definitely moving to say the least! Field Services Division have...
Apr 12, 2014 at 8:01 AM


The City of Watsonville and OpenGov.com announced the release of a powerful new tool that presents and visualizes the city’s revenues and expenses—from multi-year trends to object-level details. By leveraging the OpenGov Platform, citizens...
Apr 11, 2014 at 2:58 PM

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will begin Monday, April 14 to saw cut, remove and replace some existing concrete pavement slabs at various locations on State Route 101 in the southbound and northbound directions from .3...
Apr 11, 2014 at 4:55 PM

A man convicted in Santa Cruz County for scamming residents and being an unlicensed contractor is now being held in San Diego County on similar charges.
Alex Pike Mitchell of Perris previously pleaded no contest in Santa Cruz County to five...
Apr 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

The California Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat commercially or recreationally-caught anchovy or sardines, or the internal organs of commercially or recreationally-caught crab from Monterey and Santa Cruz...
Apr 10, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Story by Jake Reiner
Gathering at the only place in Santa Cruz County where justice can officially be served and closure realized, a crowd of friends and families joined together, still feeling the pain of violent crimes.
It's national...