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Posted on: January 27, 2021

LÍNEA DE DIRECCIÓN DE RECURSOS HUMANOS PARA EMPLEADORES

RECURSOS HUMANOS PARA EMPLEADORES

La Junta de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral del Condado de Santa Cruz se ha asociado con la Asociación de Empleadores de California para proporcionar a las empresas locales una línea directa de recursos humanos sin costo: 1-888-379-4846.

Con su ayuda, esperamos aumentar el conocimiento y la utilización de este servicio fantástico .

 

En virtud de esta asociación, la Asociación de Empleadores de California brindará a los emplead...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Complimentary Human Resources Hotline for Employers

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The Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County has partnered with the California Employers Association to provide local businesses with a no-cost Human Resources Hotline: 1-888-379-4846.

The Workforce Development Board of Santa Cruz County has partnered with the California Employers Association to provide local businesses with a no-cost Human Resources Hotline: 1-888-379-4846.  With your help, we hope to increase the awareness an...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Sustainability Packaging Ordinance Deadline Extended

Sustainability Packaging Ordinance Deadline Extended

The new sustainability packaging ordinance requiring food service providers to start full compliance by January 2021 has been extended due to the pandemic.

DEADLINE  FOR CITY ORDINANCE REQUIRING DISPOSABLE PLATES/CUPS/UTENSILS TO BE COMPOSTABLES EXTENDED

The new sustainability packaging ordinance (Municipal Code Section 6-6.100) that was approved by City Council in 2019 originally required food servi...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Se Extiende La Fecha Para Cumplir Con La Ordenanza Que Platos, Vasos Y Utensilios Desechables Sean

BPI_ Compostables_Deadline Extended for Businesses

Sin embargo, debido a la pandemia, se han realizado algunos ajustes en las fechas para ayudar a su negocio a cumplir.

La nueva ordenanza de Servicio de Alimentos para Productos de un Solo-Uso, Productos Aceptables para el Medio Ambiente y Reducción de Basura (Sección 6-6.100 del Código Municipal) aprobada por el Concilio en 2019 originalmente requiere, entre otras cosas,...

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Posted on: January 27, 2021

¿Cómo Cumplo con los Nuevos Requisitos del Mandato de Ley del Senado SB205 Para Obtener una Licencia

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Ciertas instalaciones deben proveer a la Ciudad comprobantes de que están inscritos en Sistema Nacional de Eliminación de Contaminantes de Descarga ) antes de que puedan recibir o renovar una licencia de negocios.

  1. Cuando aplique por una nueva licencia de negocios o para renovar una licencia existente, la Ciudad requerirá que provea el código SIC de la actividad de su negocio en la forma Comprobante de Conformidad con el Proyecto de Ley del Senado 205 (SB205). Use e...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Game

Dungeons and Dragons Virtual Game Session for ages 13+ with Logo and dragons and dice

Miss playing games with your friends? Want to socialize and be creative?

Miss playing games with your friends? Want to socialize and be creative? Feel like experiencing the life of a dwarven warrior? or elven priestess? Defeat an imaginary foe? Charm your enemies? Then roll the dice and learn your fate when you join us for a v...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Community Wide Meeting

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The Policing and Social Equity Ad Hoc Committee would like to invite the public to participate in a community wide meeting on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 3-5PM.

The Policing and Social Equity Ad Hoc Committee would like to invite the public to participate in a community wide meeting on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 3-5PM. The purpose of this is meeting is to engage the community in meaningful dialogue and info...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Environmental Justice Element

Environmental Justice Element Survey

Help us determine how and where to prioritize environmental justice strategies, policies and programs to promote a more equitable community by taking this survey.

The City of Watsonville is developing its first Environmental Justice (EJ) Element. The EJ Element will be part of the City’s General Plan, and will reflect our commitment to reduce environmental burdens and ensure all residents have the opportu...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Initial Public Notice-Watsonville Levee Embakment Stabilization Project

Initial Public Notice - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Watsonville Levee Embankment Stabilization

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City of Watsonville Levee Embankment Stabilization Project
Santa Cruz County, California
HMGP-4344-371-099

INITIAL PUBLIC NOTICE

 City of Watsonville Levee Embankment Stabilization Project

Santa Cruz County, California 

HMGP-4344-371-099

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) intends to pro...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Self Care Kit for Teens

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Calling all teens! Looking for a way to decompress and enjoy a delicious treat?

Calling all teens! Looking for a way to decompress and enjoy a delicious treat? Stop by Watsonville Public Library, Main Branch and treat yourself to one of our Chocolate Cake in a Mug kits. Our Self-Care Kits for Teens are available on a first-come, firs...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Mobile WiFi Hotspots Available for Checkout

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Need internet access at home? The library now offers mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout.

Interested in checking out a mobile hotspot that will enable you to access the internet and browse the web? Hotspots are now available for check out at the Watsonville Public Library. Easily connect to the Internet using any WiFi enabled device such as a ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

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The Watsonville Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021.

The Main Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 15th, 2021. 

All library materials can be returned in the book drops during the closure. While the library may be closed, all of our online resources: ebooks, eau...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

~ Sign Up for the Library Newsletter ~

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Want to keep up with what's going on at the library? We are excited to announce that you can now sign up to receive the library newsletter by email.

Want to keep up with what’s going on at the library? We are excited to announce that you can now sign up to receive the library newsletter by email ~ you can see the current one on our webpage  and follow the link on that page to sign up. &nb...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Beanstack Challenge

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Help your child develop early reading skills with our 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack.

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Help your child develop early reading skills with our 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack. This program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their children before age...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

STEAM Take Home Kits for Youth

STEAM Take home Kits

Wanting to STEAM from home? Our STEAM kits are available for pickup at the Main Library, during open hours. Limit one kit per household, while supplies last.

Wanting to STEAM from home? Our STEAM kits are available for pickup at the Main Library, during open hours. Limit one kit per household, while supplies last.

¿Quieres STEAM desde casa? Nuestros kits de STEAM están disponibles para recoger en la biblioteca ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Califas: The Ancestral Journey Display at Main Library

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View the artwork banners from the Califas Legacy Project in the windows of the Main Library Starting January 2021

Attention art enthusiasts ~ Watsonville Public Library will display exhibition banners in celebration of the Califas: The Ancestral Journey / El Viaje Ancestral book in our lobby windows beginning on January 2021 through March 2021. Imag...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Library Shifts Back to Curbside Service, M-F, 12-6pm

Library Curbside Hours

Due to the increase of COVID cases throughout our community and county, Watsonville Public Library will be shifting back to Curbside Service.

Have you been stopping by the library to pick up library materials lately? Due to the increase of COVID cases throughout our community and county, Watsonville Public Library will be shifting back to Curbside Service. 

Effective, Wednesday, Decembe...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Get Ready to Catch The Rain

Get ready to catch the rain

We encourage Watsonville residents to prepare for the rainy season by purchasing a rain barrel. Take advantage of the rebate offered by Pajaro Valley Water and save money while saving water.

Collecting rainwater from roofs, gutters and other surfaces to save for later use is easy! While the harvested rainwater is not drinking water quality, it can be used to water your garden and landscape throughout the drier seasons of the year. Pajaro Vall...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Dungeons & Dragons Virtual Game

Dungeons and Dragons Virtual Game Session for ages 13+ with Logo and dragons and dice

Miss playing games with your friends? Want to socialize and be creative?

Miss playing games with your friends? Want to socialize and be creative? Feel like experiencing the life of a dwarven warrior? or elven priestess? Defeat an imaginary foe? Charm your enemies? Then roll the dice and learn your fate when you join us for a v...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

My First Book Club

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Know a virtual learner who would enjoy participating in an engaging book club?

Know a virtual learner who would enjoy participating in an engaging book club? Watsonville Public Library’s “My First Book Club” program meets online weekly to read a picture book, have a discussion, and enjoy a fun activity....

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Self Care Kit for Teens

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Calling all teens! Looking for a way to decompress and enjoy a delicious treat?

Calling all teens! Looking for a way to decompress and enjoy a delicious treat? Stop by Watsonville Public Library, Main Branch and treat yourself to one of our Chocolate Cake in a Mug kits. Our Self-Care Kits for Teens are available on a first-come, firs...

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Posted on: January 24, 2021

Mobile WiFi Hotspots Available for Checkout

need wifi? Check out a mobile hot spot. Learn more...

Need internet access at home? The library now offers mobile Wi-Fi hotspots for checkout.

Interested in checking out a mobile hotspot that will enable you to access the internet and browse the web? Hotspots are now available for check out at the Watsonville Public Library. Easily connect to the Internet using any WiFi enabled device such as a ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

~ Sign Up for the Library Newsletter ~

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Want to keep up with what's going on at the library? We are excited to announce that you can now sign up to receive the library newsletter by email.

Want to keep up with what’s going on at the library? We are excited to announce that you can now sign up to receive the library newsletter by email ~ you can see the current one on our webpage  and follow the link on that page to sign up. &nb...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Library Closed for Presidents' Day

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The Watsonville Public Library will be closed on Monday, February 15th, 2021.

The Main Library will be closed in observance of Presidents' Day on Monday, February 15th, 2021. 

All library materials can be returned in the book drops during the closure. While the library may be closed, all of our online resources: eb...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Beanstack Challenge

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Help your child develop early reading skills with our 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack.

Is your child ready for Kindergarten? Help your child develop early reading skills with our 1000 Books before Kindergarten reading challenge in Beanstack. This program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their children before age...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

STEAM Take Home Kits for Youth

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Wanting to STEAM from home? Our STEAM kits are available for pickup at the Main Library, during open hours. Limit one kit per household, while supplies last.

Wanting to STEAM from home? Our STEAM kits are available for pickup at the Main Library, during open hours. Limit one kit per household, while supplies last.

¿Quieres STEAM desde casa? Nuestros kits de STEAM están disponibles para recoger en la biblioteca ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2021

Califas: The Ancestral Journey Display at Main Library

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View the artwork banners from the Califas Legacy Project in the windows of the Main Library Starting January 2021

Attention art enthusiasts ~ Watsonville Public Library will display exhibition banners in celebration of the Califas: The Ancestral Journey / El Viaje Ancestral book in our lobby windows beginning on January 2021 through March 2021. Imag...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Fun On the Run: Craft Kits for Adults

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Fun on the Run for Adults: Collage Greeting Card

Make a heartfelt card by hand for a loved one or friend ~ by making a collage greeting card. Pick up one of our Fun on the Run craft kits for adults during open hours. Kits will include: a blank note card, a stamped envelope, a glue stick and material wit...

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Posted on: December 10, 2020

Library Shifts Back to Curbside Service, M-F, 12-6pm

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Due to the increase of COVID cases throughout our community and county, Watsonville Public Library will be shifting back to Curbside Service.

Have you been stopping by the library to pick up library materials lately? Due to the increase of COVID cases throughout our community and county, Watsonville Public Library will be shifting back to Curbside Service. 

Effective, Wednesday, Decembe...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

#WPLBookstagram Book Recommendations

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Do you have a book recommendation that you would like to share in a visually creative way?

Do you have a book recommendation that you would like to share in a visually creative way? Share your book recommendation among a variety of items that exemplify your reading choice, and make sure to use the #WPLBookstagram hashtag to make your submission...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Book Bundles

Book bundles - grab and go selections handpicked by a librarian

Do you need books for your kids but don’t know what to request? Book bundles will now be available for checkout at Watsonville Public Library during curbside hours.

Do you need books for your kids but don’t know what to request? Book bundles will now be available for checkout at Watsonville Public Library during curbside hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12-5pm and Tuesdays and Fridays from 12-7pm.&nbs...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Remote Learning Classes - Basic Grammar & Basic Reading

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Know anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills from home? Opportunity to read is offering remote learning classes ~ Basic Reading & Basic Grammar.

Know anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills from home? Opportunity to read is offering remote learning classes ~ Basic Reading & Basic Grammar.

Know anyone who wants to improve their literacy skills from home? Opportunity to read is offering...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

BrainFuse JobNow Service Available

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Looking for job help? JobNow offers one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of topics related to finding a job, writing a winning resume, and interview coaching.

Looking for job help? JobNow offers one-on-one assistance in a wide variety of topics related to finding a job, writing a winning resume, and interview coaching. Live tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10pm. 

Access this library res...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

BrainFuse Free Online Tutoring Service Available

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Know a virtual learner in need of some homework help? HelpNow by Brainfuse provides homework and live tutoring assistance, test prep services, and FAFSA help.

Know a virtual learner in need of some homework help? HelpNow by Brainfuse provides homework and live tutoring assistance, test prep services, and FAFSA help.

English and Spanish speaking tutors are available Monday through Sunday from 1-10pm for one-on-on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

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Want to learn how to use the online library catalog? We'll show you tips and tricks for searching as well as placing items on hold in these videos.

Want to learn how to use the online library catalog? We’ll show you tips and tricks for searching as well as placing items on hold in these videos. 

We will cover topics like title, author, keyword, and subjects searches, as well as how to request...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

Live Virtual Storytimes

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Missing the interactive nature of storytime in person? We are now offering live virtual storytimes on Tuesday evenings, Wednesday mornings, and Thursday mornings.

Bilingual Baby Laptime

Bienvenidos/Welcome ~ Baby Laptime is now live 📺 Help your child (newborn - 2yrs) build early literacy skills as we have fun with songs and stories. Registration required (to get the access link).  

Bienvenidos/Welc...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Storytime Kits

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Missing Storytime? You can now bring storytime home with our new storytime kits.

Missing Storytime? You can now bring storytime home with our new storytime kits (bilingual thematic books, songs, and a craft for ages 2-5) ~ available at curbside pickup at the Main Library from 12-4:45pm M-Fri, just drop by and pick one up, no appointme...

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Posted on: January 20, 2021

Excel In Place Out-of-School Program

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We are excited to announce the "Excel In Place" out-of-school program for youth ages 5-12!
Program Hours:
Full Day Option - 8:00am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday
Half Day Option - 8:00am - 12pm or 1:00pm-5:30pm, Monday-FridayBrief Program Overview:The progr...
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Posted on: February 4, 2021

WPD Sergeant graduates from prestigious leadership program

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We would like to congratulate Watsonville Police Sergeant Donny Thul who recently graduated from the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute.
This leadership program is designed to stimulate personal growth, leadership, and ethical decision-making i...
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Posted on: January 14, 2021

New lobby hours starting January 19

New PD Lobby hours 2021

Starting January 19, we will be modifying the hours the police lobby is open to the public.  

Our new lobby hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3  p.m. 

We’d like to remind the community that there are alterna...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Local kids spend a month raising funds for families affected by breast cancer

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What a sweet gesture! 

Rubi and Eli spent an entire month raising funds for our 2020 Pink Patch Project campaign, which helps local families affected by breast cancer.

The duo managed to raise $240 just in time for our official check presentation t...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

WPD campaign raises more than $13,600 for families affected by breast cancer

Thank you, Watsonville PPP

More than $13,600 was raised during the Watsonville Police Department’s 2020 Pink Patch Project campaign.

Every year in October, the campaign aims to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and support research organizations in combati...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

WPD welcomes Officer Mercurio

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Welcome to Watsonville, Officer Dominic Mercurio!

Dominic is the latest officer to join our department.  He was born and raised on the Central Coast and comes to Watsonville with nearly 5 years of law enforcement experience.

Ofc. Mercurio is curren...

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Posted on: December 29, 2020

Shop with a Cop sponsors 11 families for the holidays

Shop with a Cop 2020

It fills our hearts with joy to know that several local families will have the Christmas they wished for.

This holiday season, our Shop with a Cop program sponsored 11 deserving families from our youth programs. Thanks to our community partners, local busi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

WPD awarded more than $107,000 in grants to increase road, bicycle and pedestrian safety

OTS Grant 2020

The Watsonville Police Department has been awarded two grants totaling $107,500 to increase road, bicycle, and pedestrian safety. 

A $65,500 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will assist us in our efforts to reduce deaths and inju...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

Initial Public Notice-Watsonville Levee Embakment Stabilization Project

Initial Public Notice - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program - Watsonville Levee Embankment Stabilization

INITIAL PUBLIC NOTICE
City of Watsonville Levee Embankment Stabilization Project
Santa Cruz County, California
HMGP-4344-371-099

INITIAL PUBLIC NOTICE

 City of Watsonville Levee Embankment Stabilization Project

Santa Cruz County, California 

HMGP-4344-371-099

 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inte...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Get Ready to Catch The Rain

Get ready to catch the rain

We encourage Watsonville residents to prepare for the rainy season by purchasing a rain barrel. Take advantage of the rebate offered by Pajaro Valley Water and save money while saving water.

Collecting rainwater from roofs, gutters and other surfaces to save for later use is easy! While the harvested rainwater is not drinking water quality, it can be used to water your garden and landscape throughout the drier seasons of the year. Pajaro Vall...

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