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    Honoring Earth Day's History - Environmentalism Never Sleeps

    "Every day is Earth Day" was not always so popular. The environmental activism that created Earth Day was part of a larger movement, as concerned citizens collectively rose up and demanded that an ethic of care be extended to our more than human world. Read on...
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    Free Healthy Dog Shots Fair

    The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter will be offering: free rabies shots; free distemper/parvo shots; microchip and also free and information about low-cost spray neuter on Saturday, May 19th from 10 am-1 pm. Read on...
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    Roots and Wings - Tree Planting is a Metaphor for Education

    On Saturday, April 14th, 21 volunteers from the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop, Watsonville Wetlands Watch, and Watsonville High School partnered with the City's Parks and Community Services to plant trees in Marinovich Park on 2nd Street. Read on...
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    Summer in the City Internship Program

    Are you an incoming junior or senior this year at Watsonville, Aptos or Pajaro Valley High School? If so, we have the perfect internship program for you! Gain career readiness skills, leadership skills, earn elective credits & receive a $500 stipend! Read on...
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    Celebrate the 16th Annual Watsonville Day of the Child & Earth Day Festival!

    Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12 pm - 4 pm in our Historic Watsonville City Plaza for our 16th Annual Day of the Child and Earth Day Celebration. Read on...
  6. Community Development Block Grant 2018 Action Plan

    Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan Meeting

    We invite the community to join us on Monday, April 16th at 5:30 p.m. in the former Council Chambers at 250 Main Street to provide input on the City's CDBG Action Plan for 2018. Read on...
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    Wine, Beer & Art Walk

    Join us for the Wine, Beer and Art walk on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Downtown businesses will provide great samplings of locally produced wines, craft beers, local art and delicious treats. Read on...
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    Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!

    Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. Remember that having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly is important. Read on...
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    4th of July Parade - Volunteers Needed!

    The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July Parade is a huge part of our community. As we prepare to celebrate this year we need community members to join forces with us to continue this beloved tradition in an enjoyable and safe manner. Read on...
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    Downtown Watsonville Complete Streets Plan

    The City will be hosting community workshops over the next year to obtain feedback from the community on desired improvements on two identified areas of downtown. Learn more about this project.
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    City Offices Closed March 30, 2018

    Please note that most City offices will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018 in observance of César Chávez day. Read on...
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    Will You be One of Only 150?

    In commemoration of the City’s 150th Birthday, we invite you to be part of the Watsonville Sesquicentennial 150 Club. The 150 Club allows individuals & families to become a part of history. Read on...
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    150th Birthday Celebration

    On March 30th at 5:30 p.m., we will be having a celebration at the historic Watsonville City Plaza for the 150th Anniversary of the incorporation of our City. We invite you all to join us! Read on...
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    Virtual Kidnapping

    Recently, there have been three reported “Virtual Kidnappings” by victims in Watsonville. Virtual Kidnapping is an extortion scheme and has been around for decades. There are steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim. Read on...
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    For the Trees - Watsonville Celebrates Arbor Week

    This Arbor Week was literally for the trees, for the birds, for our youth, and for our future park visitors. The City honored the week-long event by hosting a collaborative tree planting at Seaview Ranch, rooting 13 trees for our residents to enjoy. Read on...
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    More Traffic and Safety Improvements are Underway!

    The City of Watsonville’s Engineering Division is excited to begin improvements on Airport Boulevard as part of a larger vision for traffic, bike, and pedestrian safety. Read on...
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    It’s compost time!

    The City now has a composting program for residents who want to compost at home. Read on...
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    Town Hall Meeting

    Please join us for a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. in the Civic Plaza Community Room. Read on...
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    Everyone Poops, Including Your Dog: Pick It Up, Please!

    We get it, dog poop isn't super fun to pick up. However, cleaning up after your dog is central to being a good dog parent, and we cannot stress how important it is to support the health of our watershed. Read on...
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    Special Municipal Election

    The City of Watsonville will be holding a Special Municipal Election on June 5, 2018. The nomination period will open on March 7, 2018, and close on March 14, 2018, to fill the vacancy in District 2. Read on...
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    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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    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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    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...
  24. 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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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    "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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    Pinto Lake City Park

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


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  43. 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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    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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    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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