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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Historical Aircraft Display

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Watsonville Municipal Airport hosts a Historical Aircraft Display every second Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft. 

Pilots displaying their aircraft can top off ...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Kids Fly Free

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The Young Eagles Program has been developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future. They will experience a safe and enjoy...

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Additional Info... 2022 - Airport
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Airport Open House

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The Watsonville Airport Open House includes antique planes on displays, flyovers, parachute flag jump, live music, Kidz Zone and the most-popular aspect of the event — a pyrotechnics show. This year's Open House is scheduled for Septemb...

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2022 - Airport

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

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Crews from our Solid Waste Division are on a roll delivering thousands of green bins as part of our Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Watsonville residents will now be able to place their food waste from their kitchen, as well as yard wast...

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2022 - Economic Development
Posted on: April 20, 2022

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Crews from our Solid Waste Division are on a roll delivering thousands of green bins as part of our Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Watsonville residents will now be able to place their food waste from their kitchen, as well as yard wast...

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2022 - Economic Development
Posted on: April 20, 2022

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Crews from our Solid Waste Division are on a roll delivering thousands of green bins as part of our Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Watsonville residents will now be able to place their food waste from their kitchen, as well as yard wast...

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2022 - Economic Development
Posted on: April 20, 2022

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Crews from our Solid Waste Division are on a roll delivering thousands of green bins as part of our Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Watsonville residents will now be able to place their food waste from their kitchen, as well as yard wast...

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2022 - Economic Development

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Fourth of July safety tips

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The Watsonville Fire Department is sharing several safety tips for this upcoming Fourth of July.

  • Only use State Fire Marshal-approved fireworks 
  • Never use near dry grass or flammable materials
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Have a b...
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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Sound the Alarm

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Fire Cadets

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This program is for youth between 15 to 20 years of age. The cadet program provides the opportunity for high school and college students to become familiar with career opportunities available in the fire service. Through classroom instruction, han...

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Posted on: May 30, 2022

Annual Summer Reading Program ~ Oceans of Possibilities

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Explore Oceans of Possibilities with art, nature, technology, crafts, trivia and film screenings at the library this summer while reading your way to fun rewards. Our annual Summer Reading Program begins on Monday, June 6th ~ you can sign up and participa...

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Additional Info... 2022 - Library
Posted on: June 29, 2022

Trivia Night at the Library

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Trivia Fan? Test your knowledge of our oceans with our themed trivia night  starting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 6th at the Main Library - come on your own and you’ll be teamed up with others that evening, or bring your own team. This family fri...

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Additional Summer Programs & Events 2022 - Library

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Safe and Sane Fireworks allowed in the City of Watsonville

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Only Safe and Sane Fireworks are allowed in the City of Watsonville. They will be available for purchase at booths across town starting July 1.

Fireworks that do not have the State Fire Marshal's seal of approval are illegal. Never purchase firewo...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Fourth of July safety tips

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The Watsonville Fire Department is sharing several safety tips for this upcoming Fourth of July.

  • Only use State Fire Marshal-approved fireworks 
  • Never use near dry grass or flammable materials
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Have a b...
Read on...

2022 - Police
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Report illegal fireworks via Watsonville Police mobile app

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Download today!

The Watsonville Police Department Mobile App allows community members to directly call and report fireworks-related concerns.

As in past years, the police department will have zero tolerance for illegal fireworks. Those who are caught igniti...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Watsonville Police enforcement operations against illegal fireworks

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With the Fourth of July celebrations quickly approaching, the Watsonville Police  Department is already preparing its enforcement operations against illegal fireworks. 

“We will have additional teams of officers patrolling the a...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Spirit of Watsonville

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The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route five to six people deep. Those wanting a front row seat, place their chairs along the route early in the ...

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2022 - Police
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Watsonville PAL Golf Tournament

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The 12th Annual Watsonville Police Activities League Golf Tournament has officially been scheduled for this year.

The tournament will be held on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the Pajaro Valley Golf Club with check-in starting at 12:30 p.m. and shotgun at 1...

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Additional Info... 2022 - Police

News Flash

Posted on: April 20, 2022

Say No To Balloons!

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Improperly disposed balloons litter our streets and pose a threat to the health of our sloughs, water, and wildlife. Consider giving flowers, gift cards, or experiences to your graduates instead of balloons to keep a #LitterFreeWatsonville.

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2022 - Public Works
Posted on: April 20, 2022

Calling All Business Owners

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Free Info Session to Access $500 for your Business and Go Green for Earth Month!

The California Green Business Network is pleased to present a Sustainable Business Challenge for businesses in the area! Businesses are eligible for $500 in incentives as long...

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2022 - Public Works

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan

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Our Community Development Department is preparing to present to the city council a draft plan that outlines how it will use approximately $750,000 in federal grants this year.

The Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan for 2022 propo...

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2022 CDD
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Spirit of Watsonville

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The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route five to six people deep. Those wanting a front row seat, place their chairs along the route early in the ...

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2022 CDD

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

New City of Watsonville’s Water Quality Report - 2022

New City of Watsonville’s Water Quality Report COVER

The City of Watsonville is proud to provide our customers safe drinking water. Your tap water is tested every step of the way, from our ground water wells and creeks to the pipes leading into your home. Our tap water is regulated by the State and Federal ...

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2022 Home
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Major construction project on Freedom Blvd & Green Valley Rd. set to start next week

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A major construction project that will improve Freedom Blvd. and Green Valley Rd. is expected to start next week. 

Crews will be replacing nearly 6,000 linear feet of old sewer and water pipelines. Construction is expected to last through the end ...

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2022 Home
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Fourth of July safety tips

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The Watsonville Fire Department is sharing several safety tips for this upcoming Fourth of July.

  • Only use State Fire Marshal-approved fireworks 
  • Never use near dry grass or flammable materials
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Have a b...
Read on...

2022 Home
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Report illegal fireworks via Watsonville Police mobile app

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Download today!

The Watsonville Police Department Mobile App allows community members to directly call and report fireworks-related concerns.

As in past years, the police department will have zero tolerance for illegal fireworks. Those who are caught igniti...

Read on...

2022 Home
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Watsonville Police enforcement operations against illegal fireworks

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With the Fourth of July celebrations quickly approaching, the Watsonville Police  Department is already preparing its enforcement operations against illegal fireworks. 

“We will have additional teams of officers patrolling the area for il...

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2022 Home
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Music in the Plaza Returns! - Summer Concerts 2022

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Our summer outdoor Music in the Plaza concert series is back and will feature a variety of bands to help you get your groove on! Grab a bite at our downtown restaurants and join us for the music from 6 - 8 PM.

New in 2022, Music in the Plaza is aligned wit...

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2022 Home
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

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All Californians deserve access to safe and clean water; many households need assistance now.

LIHWAP stands for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program and it may be able to help you pay your water or wastewater utility bill.

LIHWAP is a federally...

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2022 Home
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Spirit of Watsonville - 2022 Parade

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The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route five to six people deep. Those wanting a front row seat, place their chairs along the route early in the ...

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2022 Home

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Spirit of Watsonville

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The Spirit of Watsonville 4th of July parade proceeds down Main St. from St. Patrick’s Church to First Street. Thousands of spectators line the route five to six people deep. Those wanting a front row seat, place their chairs along the route early in the ...

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2022 Parks

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Watsonville Municipal Airport opens its doors to hundreds of elementary school students

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Hundreds of fourth-grade students from Watsonville have been getting a first-hand look at what goes on at the Watsonville Municipal Airport for the past three months. 

It’s all part of an “Aviation Adventure” co-created by the airport, aviation bu...

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Airport
Posted on: February 18, 2022

Retired pilot, 93, relives old memories at Watsonville Municipal Airport, flies WWII biplane

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He spent the majority of his life flying planes, but never imagined that he’d be back in the pilot’s seat as a 93-year-old retiree. 

Clarke Masters got a chance to relive old memories as he flew a 1942 Boeing Stearman biplane out of the Watsonvill...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Watsonville awarded top honors for financial reporting

BUDGET AWARD 2021

We are proud to announce that our final budget report for the 2021-2023 fiscal years has received the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. 

Following a thorough examination by a panel of independent reviewers, the Government Fina...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Annual Watsonville PAL Golf Tournament scheduled for September

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The 12th Annual Watsonville Police Activities League Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, September 9 at the Pajaro Valley Golf Course Club. 

All proceeds from the event will support PAL’s athletic and educational youth programs.

We will ...

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Home
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, "Agua con la Chota" returns

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For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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Home
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Three “test-to-treat” sites now available in Santa Cruz County

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Three “Test-to-Treat” sites are now available in Santa Cruz County. 

 

These sites are a way to receive COVID-19 testing and treatment on-site. Services are free. People who test positive, have symptoms, and are at-risk of serious illness ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Annual Watsonville PAL Golf Tournament scheduled for September

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The 12th Annual Watsonville Police Activities League Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, September 9 at the Pajaro Valley Golf Course Club. 

All proceeds from the event will support PAL’s athletic and educational youth programs.

We will ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony 2022

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Nineteen members of our police department were recognized during a Promotional & Badge Pinning Ceremony Wednesday afternoon. 

During the ceremony, eight WPD officers received their permanent badge numbers and 11 department members were honored...

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Police
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Annual Watsonville PAL Golf Tournament scheduled for September

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The 12th Annual Watsonville Police Activities League Golf Tournament has been scheduled for Friday, September 9 at the Pajaro Valley Golf Course Club. 

All proceeds from the event will support PAL’s athletic and educational youth programs.

We will ...

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Police
Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, “Agua con la Chota” returns

AGUA

For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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Police
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Phone scammers target Watsonville residents

IG Scam alert

Dozens of calls have been coming in from Watsonville residents expressing their concerns over a phone call that claims they must make a payment to avoid having their water services shut off. 

This is a scam. Please do not make any payments over th...

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Police
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Now Accepting Applications for Cadet Program

Watsonville Police Now Accepting Applications for Cadet Program

After a two-year break, the Watsonville Police Cadet Program is officially making a comeback!

We are now accepting applications from students between the ages of 14 and 20 years old. 

This program gives teens an opportunity to explore the law enfor...

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Police
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Special Traffic Enforcement Operation in Watsonville

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Motor units from across Santa Cruz County were in Watsonville for a special traffic enforcement operation known as BADGES (Before Aggressive Drivers Get Everyone Stopped). The program aims to improve safety on our county roadways.

Officers from CHP, Scotts...

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Police
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Grant funding helping Watsonville Police keep alcohol out of the hands of minors

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Watsonville police officers have been working tirelessly to keep alcohol out of minors' hands. 

We’ve held numerous enforcement and compliance operations since receiving more than $73,000 in grant funding from the California Alcoholic Beverage Con...

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Police
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Watsonville Police releases 2021 Annual Report

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2021 was quite a year.  A virus that was only supposed to last a couple of weeks has now lasted almost two years. But the adversity that this pandemic has brought h...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Jorge Zamora sworn-in as Chief of Police of Watsonville

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Longtime Watsonville police veteran Jorge Zamora was sworn in as Chief of Police on January 10, 2022.  

Zamora officially became the 16th police chief for the City of Watsonville and the first, first-generation Mexican-American to hold this role.

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Police
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Watsonville Police Officers recover teen’s stolen bike

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Fourteen-year-old Mateo is all smiles after Watsonville police officers recovered his stolen bike! 

The teen had taken all the necessary steps to safeguard his bike while at the Overlook Shopping Center on Main Street. Unfortunately, a thief still...

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Police
Posted on: December 16, 2021

Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Police Chief

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Longtime Watsonville officer and Acting Assistant Chief of Police Jorge Zamora has been selected to serve as Watsonville’s new Chief of Police. 

The confirmation of Zamora comes after an extensive and highly visible recruitment process, ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

WPD awarded $125,800 in grants to increase road, bicycle, and pedestrian safety

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The grants will prioritize the safety of our drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians

The Watsonville Police Department has been awarded two grants totaling $125,800 that will prioritize the safety of our drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 

An $80,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will allow us to provide ne...

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps & Committing to Climate Action

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On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan....

Our Town is Taking Bold Steps and Committing to Climate Action

On October 26, the City Council unanimously approved the 2030 Climate Action & Adaptation Plan. Thank you to all who came out to show their support!  With this, we have co...

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