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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Business Spotlight

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The City of Watsonville features local businesses in a bimonthly Business Spotlight on the City website. Are you interested in having your business featured?


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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Search for Properties

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If you're looking for a home for your next start-up business or relocating, Watsonville has the real estate you need. Discover Watsonville, you'll be glad you did!


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Posted on: April 20, 2017

3rd Healthiest, Happiest City in America

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Santa Cruz-Watsonville was selected as the 3rd Healthiest, Happiest City in America! According to the Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016.


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Posted on: July 19, 2019

WPD Officers now equipped with body-worn cameras

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This is a project that has been in the works for about two years

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Caltrans Seeking Input on Active Transportation Plan Survey

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The project is identifying existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the State Highway System and nearby locations where improvements are needed.

Give your input to Caltrans' Plan.

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

WPD receives additional state funding to tackle underage drinking

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This is the second consecutive year the WPD receives a state grant from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC).

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Watsonville Academy: An inside look at how your local government works!

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We're excited to announce the launch of Watsonville Academy. This free program is available to Watsonville residents 21 years and older. Sign-up and get an inside look of local government.

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Posted on: July 11, 2019

Strawberry Jam Fun Run

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The 1st annual Strawberry Jam 1k/5k Fun Run/Walk put on by the Friends of Watsonville Parks and Community Services will kick-off the Strawberry Festival on Saturday August 3rd, 2019.

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Imagine a Watsonville Free of Plastic Waste

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Join this global movement and the City's #plasticfreewatsonville campaign.

Are you up to the challenge?

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Roundabout Planned for Hwy 129 @ Lakeview Rd.

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Read about the plan to construct a Roundabout at Highway 129 at Lakeview Road.

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Be Safe and Sane with Fireworks!

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The City of Watsonville has a zero tolerance on the miss-use of fireworks within the city limits of Watsonville

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Watsonville Public Library Summer Reading

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Free Summer Reading Program

Saturdays, June 8th - August 12th

Arts and crafts

Live performances

Film making

Film fest and more!

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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.

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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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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Ditch the bottle and refill with Watsonville tap water!

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Why spend your hard earned money on single use plastic water bottles when you can safely drink Watsonville's tap water for just pennies per gallon?

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Posted on: June 7, 2019

Watsonville PAL offering FREE summer programs for kids

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we know many parents want to keep their kids busy during the next few months

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Take Action by Reporting Abandoned Shopping Carts

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Together we can keep Watsonville litter-free and achieve more with the help of your watchful eyes!

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Oficiales aumentan esfuerzos educativos y de divulgación para vendedores ambulantes

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El propósito de esta nota es informar/educar a todo tipo de vendedor ambulante

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

WPD increasing educational & outreach efforts for street vendors

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Residents are expressing their growing concerns over street vendors operating illegally within the city.

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Building Safety Month

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The Community Development Department, Building Inspection Division has been actively promoting Building Safety Month all through the month of May.

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

WPD to ramp up patrol for 100 dangerous days of summer

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Watsonville residents will soon see more officers patrolling the streets

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

WPD officer reunites with toddler who suffered medical emergency

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They meet face-to-face for a second time

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

City of Watsonville & Watsonville Police rollout safety campaign

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It's designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians & cyclists

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Pajaro Valley High Students Pledge to be Plastic Free

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Four hundred (400) students are pledging to go plastic free!

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Watsonville Municipal Airport Closure of Primary & Crosswind Runways

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The closure will take place from May 9th-May 15th. The closure is being conducted to make various repairs.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Summer in the City Internship Program

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This unique program gives incoming juniors and seniors enrolled in a PVUSD high school an inside look of the inner-workings of local government, while preparing them to enter into the work force.

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Summer/Fall Fun Guide Edition is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Check your mailbox! Our Summer/Fall Fun Guide is now available!

Join us this summer for swim lessons, sports camps, special events, and much more!

Our Summer/Fall Fun Guide is now available!  See what exciting programs and activities you and your family can participate this upcoming season.

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Watsonville PAL releases date for 10th Annual Golf Tournament

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It’s back, bigger and better than ever!

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

WPD’s youth diversion program gaining statewide attention

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It’s a program aimed at giving teens a second chance

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Community Development Block Grant - 2019 Action Plan

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Join us to review the Action Plan which proposes activities such as: low-interest housing rehab loans, recreation opportunities, job training, & more.

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Wine, Beer and Art Walk

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Join us for the 2nd annual Wine, Beer and Art walk on Saturday, May 11th from 1:00-5:00 pm. Early bird tickets are now available!

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home

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EDITH can help you and your family prepare for an emergency. Do you and your family know how to escape from your home during a fire?

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards

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The 17th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Community Awards will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Nominations are currently being accepted until February 28th.

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Posted on: January 20, 2019

City Offices Closed in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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City offices will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Posted on: December 30, 2018

City Offices Closed in Observance of New Years

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Happy New Year! Please note City offices will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of New Years!

Essential services such as Fire and Police will not be affected. Your garbage and recycling schedule will remain the same.

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Holiday in the Plaza continues this Saturday!

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Join us for hot cocoa and cookies, popcorn and pictures with Santa! We will also be showing a holiday favorite, The Santa Clause!

Holiday in the Plaza continues this Saturday, December 15th from 5-7 pm in the City Plaza! Come celebrate with us and remember to shop, dine and stay local this holiday season. #watsonville #watsonville150 #pcs 

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Posted on: November 23, 2018

Holidays in the Plaza

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Join us in celebrating the Holidays in the Plaza. To end our year of 150th birthday events, we will be celebrating all month long with a number of fun activities for all ages.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving Closure

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Please note that City offices will be closed Thursday, Nov 22nd and Friday, Nov 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Essential services will not be impacted. 

  • Call 471-1151 for water turn-on or emergency service requests
  • Call 911 for health and safety emergencies

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Shop Til You Drop at Watsonville's Science Workshop!

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The City of Watsonville's Environmental Science Workshop at 120 2nd Street is a stop along the Annual Holiday Factory Sale on Saturday, December 1st, from 9 AM - 4 PM. Support the workshop's free science programs by purchasing a student-crafted gift!

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Watsonville Holiday Factory Sale

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Don't miss the Watsonville Annual Holiday Factory Sale on Saturday, December 1st. Shop high quality, locally crafted and produced gifts with special prices only available on this day!

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Watsonville at the Helm: O'Neill Sea Odyssey Provides a Rite of Passage

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City officials pause to appreciate a beneficial partnership with O'Neill Sea Odyssey that has spanned nearly two decades.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

WPD launches online tools aimed to help residents & improve safety

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Two new online tools will provide residents with the latest information of what’s happening in the city & direct access to a crime reporting system.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Watsonville's Affordable Housing Programs

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Join us to talk about the process of buying a house on Tuesday, October 16th from 6 pm-7:30 pm at E.A. Hall Middle School.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Public Workshop for the Unified Corridor Investment Study

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Join the discussion on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm about transportation options for our community's mobility needs now and into the future.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Come & Celebrate Watsonville's 150th Anniversary at the Giants Game

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You're invited to join us on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to celebrate the City's 150th anniversary at the San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres baseball game.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

First Time Home Buyers Forum

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Join us on Wednesday, September 19th from 6-8 pm for a First Time Home Buyers Forum. Learn more about the process of buying a home and local programs that can assist you.

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Support WPD & WFD's Pink Patch Project

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Watsonville police officers and firefighters are teaming up to help fight the battle against breast cancer and you can help!

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Grand Opening of Homeless Day Center in Watsonville

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Please join us for the grand opening of the Watsonville Day Center on Monday, August 27th at 12 p.m. located at 104 Grant Street in Watsonville.

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Posted on: August 18, 2018

First Time Home Buyers Forum

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Join us on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6-8 p.m. for a First Time Home Buyers Forum. Learn more about the process of buying a home and local programs that can assist you.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Watsonville's Coastal Cleanup 2018 - Harnessing the Power of People for Environmental Protection

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Annual Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 15th from 9AM - Noon.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Wanted - Water Quality Watchdogs

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August is National Water Quality Month and the City of Watsonville is requesting help reporting crimes committed against our watershed. Vigilant residents can make a difference when it comes to preventing the pollution of local creeks.

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Progress for Pinto - The City Reports on Successful Lake Restoration

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The City of Watsonville is proud to celebrate a banner accomplishment in the trajectory toward improved environmental quality for Watsonville; the completion of the Pinto Lake Restoration Project, a multi-year collaborative funded by the Clean Water Act.

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Posted on: July 25, 2018

Main Library Cooling Center - Beat the Heat!

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Our Main Street Library location is also a cooling center, which is very important for hot weather spells like this one.

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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Your electricity service is about to get a lot greener!

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Monterey Bay Community Power is your official electricity provider, bringing you carbon-free electricity at rates lower than PG&E. You will see no change or interruption in your service. Learn more about the change and your options below:

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

Plastic Free July: A Tale of Two Cities

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Watsonville and Santa Cruz launch Plastic Free July Challenge, encourage residents to reduce waste size.

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Posted on: June 28, 2018

4th ofJuly Illegal Fireworks Enforcement - Celebrate Responsibly!

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The Watsonville Police Department will be doubling enforcement efforts to address illegal fireworks this year. Violators will now face criminal citations with fines up to $1,000 or one month in prison.

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Virtual Kidnapping

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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.

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

The Watsonville Police Pink Patch Project was a Huge Success!

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The Watsonville Police Department raised $5,427 to help bring awareness about breast cancer and support those organizations that help those afflicted.

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities

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Please note that the City of Watsonville Code Enforcement Division has increased enforcement activities throughout the City.

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

City of Watsonville Announces New Website & Refreshed Logo

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We're excited to announce that big changes are coming as we work on revamping our communication efforts and rebranding our City image...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Keeping Up With Watsonville

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Stay up to date with upcoming events happening in Watsonville...


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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Recycle Your Used Motor Oil and Paint

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It’s more convenient than ever to recycle responsibly in Watsonville!
In-store take-back programs are free for residents.

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Pinto Lake City Park

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


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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Council Approves Transportation Projects to Be Funded by Measure D

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The City Council approved an expenditure plan that included seven transportation projects to be funded by Measure D...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Senior’s/Care Utility User’s Tax Exemption

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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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Posted on: April 20, 2017

HERO: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity Program

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The HERO program is now available to Watsonville homeowners.

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Posted on: October 28, 2011

Water Line Replacement Project
Crescent Dr., Melrose Ave., & Allston Way

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The water line replacement project has started in various streets of Watsonville!

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood Coming to Watsonville

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Cruz511 In Your Neighborhood is a program designed to connect with people who are interested in leaving their car at home...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

It's Showtime @ Your Library This Summer

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It's time for our annual Summer Reading Program, and this year's theme is "It's Showtime at Your Library" where we celebrate art, creativity, and self expression.

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Census 2020

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We need your help to count everyone in Watsonville for the United States 2020 Census.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Library Account Text Messages

Announcement that library account texts are available

You can now opt in to receive text messages about your library account.

You can now opt in to receive text messages about your library account.

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Pay Your Fines Online

Announcement that library fines can be paid online

You can now pay your fines online - a minimum amount of $5.00 is required.

You can now pay your library fines that are $5.00 or over online. 

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Device & eBook Help at the Library

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Did you get a new device? Interested in learning how to use the device better? Help is available by drop in at the Main Library Computer Lab or by appointment with a librarian.

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

FLYERS Afterschool Program

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Registration is now open for the new school year!

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Summer/Fall Fun Guide Edition is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Check your mailbox!

Join us this summer for swim lessons, sports camps, special events, and much more!

Our Summer/Fall Fun Guide is now available!  See what exciting programs and activities you and your family can participate this upcoming season.  

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