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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Downtown Candy Crawl

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Calling all young wizards, witches, ghosts, princesses and all in between! Join us for our first Downtown Candy Crawl on Saturday, October 30th starting at 2pm. Trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.

Calling all young wizards, witches, ghosts, princesses and all in between!  Join us for our first Downtown Candy Crawl on Saturday, October 30th starting at 2pm.  Trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Request for Proposals Council Chambers Audio-Visual Upgrade Project

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The City of Watsonville (“City”), seeks proposals from qualified audio-visual (AV) firms to furnish, install, and configure upgraded AV equipment for use in the City Council Chambers and Community Rooms for the City of Watsonville, in ...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Disposable Plates, Cups, Utensils to be Compostable by January 1, 2022

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The sustainability packaging and litter reduction ordinance (Municipal Code Section 6-6.100) requires businesses that offer or sell food and beverages to implement the following changes by January 1st, 2022:

  • Use only BPI-certified compostable food-service ...
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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Join Watsonville’s Green Business Program!

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Join Watsonville’s Green Business Program!

We are looking for business owners who care about the environment and want to learn cost-saving strategies to operate green. Request a free consultation and join a network of environmental leaders in Wat...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Protect Our Local Waterways

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With the rainy season around the corner, it is more important than ever to keep contaminants out of our stormdrains. Watsonville’s stormdrains go directly to our wetlands and rivers. Help us keep them clear and free of pollution by doing the fol...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

City To Enforce Plastic Straw Ban With Exceptions For Disability Community

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City To Enforce Plastic Straw Ban With Exceptions For Disability Community

The sustainability packaging ordinance (Municipal Code Section 6-6.100) prohibits food service providers to use and distribute straws unless specifically requested, a rule which has...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Cabrillo College Seeks Paid Internship Opportunities for Students

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Cabrillo College wants to partner with local employers to create paid internship opportunities for students. "Paid vs. volunteer work makes a huge difference," explains Desha Staley-Raatior, Career Development Director at Cabrillo College. "...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Adopt a Tree

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We are excited to share that the City and our partner Watsonville Wetlands Watch received a grant to help plant trees throughout the City to grow the City’s urban forest. Watsonville Wetlands Watch is now offering free fruit trees and shade tree...

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Posted on: September 18, 2021

NOTICE OF RANDOMIZED ALPHABET DRAWING

NOTICE OF RANDOMIZED ALPHABET DRAWING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Randomized Alphabet Drawing for the Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Special Municipal Election will be held on:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. in the City Clerk’s Office lobby of the Civic Plaza, located at 2...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report

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Report Available Now

Click here to see the Report - Haga clic aquí para ver el informe

https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/DocumentCenter/View/17222/2020-CAPER-final-draft-for-public-commenting

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Ramsay Park - Watsonville Slough Connector Trail Project

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Construction begins Monday, August 23, 2021!

The City of Watsonville, with Granite Construction, Inc., will begin construction of the Watsonville Slough Connector Trail at Ramsay Park on Monday, August 23. Construction is anticipated to occur through the end of February 2022.

Construction will take p...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Music in the Plaza

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Our summer outdoor concerts are back!

Our summer outdoor concerts are back!  Join us this summer as we welcome back Music in the Plaza to downtown Watsonville.  The concert series will feature a variety of bands to help you get your groove on.   Grab a bite at our d...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Welcome Back Watsonville!

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We have a number of fun events planned this summer!

These events may not look exactly like their pre-pandemic versions, but they are sure to be a great re-introduction to social life. We hope that these events help our community heal from the loss and challenges caused by the pandemic and provide a venue t...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Expanded Hours at Freedom Branch Library

Expanded Library Hours at Freedom Branch now open tuesday - friday 10am -4pm and saturday 12 -4pm

We will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 12-4pm.

Did you know we will be expanding our hours at Watsonville Public Library, Freedom Branch? We will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-4pm, and Saturdays 12-4pm.

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Main Library Opens at 1pm on October 18th

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The Main Library will open at 1pm on Monday, October 18th

On Monday, October 18, the Main Branch of the Watsonville Public Library will open at 1:00pm due to a Staff Day that will take place in the morning. All library materials can be returned in the book drops located outside of the library during the closure....

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

DIY Remembrance Frame and Loteria Game Night

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Join us on Wednesday, October 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

Join us for a night of celebration and creativity during our DIY Remembrance Frame and Loteria Game Night on Wednesday, October 27th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 

Stop by and play a round of loteria, and make your own remembrance frame in honor of a decea...

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Posted on: October 1, 2021

Gloria Betancourt: Social Justice Hero Display

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We will be honoring Gloria Betancourt during Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month with a celebratory display at our Main Branch.

In September of 1985, Gloria Betancourt was one of the leaders of the historic Watsonville Cannery Strike where she marched alongside Cesar Chavez and Jesse Jackson. Along with other union women, she led the longest cannery strike in U.S. history without ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Monster Drawing Contest

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Channel your creativity into drawing your own original monster!

Channel your creativity into drawing your own original monster! We are inviting youth in grades K-5 to participate in our Monster Drawing Contest that will take place starting Monday, October 4 through Friday, October 22. 

Pick up an entry form at...

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Posted on: September 26, 2021

Expanded Library Hours for Main Library

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The Main Library will now be open evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.

Did you know that we will be expanding our hours at Watsonville Public Library, Main Branch? We will be open on Mondays and Fridays from 12-6 pm, and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12-8 pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Reading Buddies Book Club for K-3rd Graders

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Our Reading Buddies Book Club aimed at K-3rd graders will focus on fun, laugh-out-loud read-along books.

Interested in fostering a lifelong appreciation of reading in your child? Our Reading Buddies Book Club aimed at K-3rd graders will focus on fun, laugh-out-loud read-along books. We will look at new vocabulary, read a book together, discuss it and then pl...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Lego® Master Builders Program Returns

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We are back in action ~ Be a Master Builder at our Library Lego® Club!

We are back in action ~ Be a Master Builder at our Library Lego® Club! Once a month get creative with a provided theme or build whatever you want with the library’s collection of bricks. Bring the whole family along to join in on the fun...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Baile Folklorico Summer Virtual Workshops

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Learn Baile Folkorico in this free family-friendly video series that will focus on dances of the Yucatán and Nayarit.

Learn Baile Folklorico with Graciela Vega. This family-friendly series will focus on the traditional dances of the Yucatán and Nayarit regions of Mexico. Graciela weaves historical and cultural points of interest in with her dance instruction, connecting ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Dia De Los Muertos 2021

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Everyone is invited to celebrate this beautiful tradition with a special online program
and a community event at the Watsonville Plaza, October 29, including the screening of COCO!

Everyone is invited to celebrate this beautiful tradition with a special online programand a community event at the Watsonville Plaza, October 29, including the screening of COCO!

 

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Downtown Candy Crawl

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Calling all young wizards, witches, ghosts, princesses and all in between! Join us for our first Downtown Candy Crawl on Saturday, October 30th starting at 2pm. Trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.

Calling all young wizards, witches, ghosts, princesses and all in between!  Join us for our first Downtown Candy Crawl on Saturday, October 30th starting at 2pm.  Trick-or-treat at participating downtown businesses.

This event is free and...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Ramsay Park - Watsonville Slough Connector Trail Project

Construction begins Monday, August 23, 2021!

The City of Watsonville, with Granite Construction, Inc., will begin construction of the Watsonville Slough Connector Trail at Ramsay Park on Monday, August 23. Construction is anticipated to occur through the end of February 2022.

Construction will take p...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

FLYERS Afterschool Program

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Parents looking for a safe, educational and fun experience outside of the classroom should look no further than our FLYERS (Fun Loving Youth En Route to Success) program. Students receive homework help, arts, crafts, games, sports and a delicious snack. W...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Music in the Plaza

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Our summer outdoor concerts are back! Join us this summer as we welcome back Music in the Plaza to downtown Watsonville.

Our summer outdoor concerts are back!  Join us this summer as we welcome back Music in the Plaza to downtown Watsonville.  The concert series will feature a variety of bands to help you get your groove on.   Grab a bite at our d...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Welcome Back Watsonville!

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The past year and a half have been no cake walk, but with the world opening up and life returning to a new normal, the City of Watsonville has a number of fun and engaging events planned this summer to welcome us all back to life outside our homes.

These events may not look exactly like their pre-pandemic versions, but they are sure to be a great re-introduction to social life. We hope that these events help our community heal from the loss and challenges caused by the pandemic and provide a venue t...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Watsonville Police launches campaign to raise funds for local families affected by breast cancer

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Watsonville Police Department is raising funds for local families affected by breast cancer.

These efforts are part of the Pink Patch Project in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during the month of October. Howeve...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Watsonville police hands out hundreds of bike helmets

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For the third year in a row, the Watsonville Police Department’s Traffic Unit partnered with the California Office of Traffic Safety to provide helmets and other safety equipment to local kids and teens. 

 

The helmet d...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

WPD upcoming community events 2021

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Take a look at some of the upcoming community events the Watsonville Police Department is organizing!

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Our Traffic Unit will be handing out helmets for kids at Ramsay Park star...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

WPD officer honored with Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award

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Watsonville Police Officer Evan Umstead was recently recognized for his commitment to keeping our community safe from drunk drivers. 

This past year, Ofc. Umstead took 24 intoxicated drivers off our roadways.

His efforts to prevent another life fro...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

WPD CARE Team working to help individuals & families affected by mental illness

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We’re living in stressful times and it’s absolutely normal for many of us to feel anxious, sad, or even overwhelmed. 

The good news is there is help. Our Crisis Assessment Response and Engagement (CARE) Team continues to provid...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Watsonville Police Department releases annual report

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The intent of this report is to provide you with some insight into the organization of your department, highlight the major events of the previous year, and introduce new or innovative programs.  

As you read this report, we hope that reviewing th...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Monarch Services and WPD ongoing partnership

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Thank you, Monarch Services for providing our officers a refresher course on the resources your agency offers to survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

Our department works hand-in-hand with Monarch Services to ensure servic...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Watsonville Police Department releases annual report

2020 Annual Report Cover

The intent of this report is to provide you with some insight into the organization of your department.

The intent of this report is to provide you with some insight into the organization of your department, highlight the major events of the previous year, and introduce new or innovative programs.  

As you read this report, we hope that reviewing th...

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