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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Program - Apply today!

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Do you need help paying rent? Apply before September 30th.
¿Necesitas ayuda para pagar la renta?

1. APPLY NOW: ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS MAY BE PROTECTED FROM EVICTION DUE TO NON-PAYMENT THROUGH MARCH 2022.

2. SIGN THE DECLARATION:  ONCE SIGNED, GIVE YOUR LANDLORD ACOPY OF THE SIGNED DECLARATION .

3. PAY AT LEAST 25%: IF YOU ARE ABLE TO PAY...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Percentage for the Arts Program Virtual Meeting

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Join us on Thursday, September 30th to provide input on the new Watsonville Public Art Program.

Join us for this virtual meeting on Thursday, September 30th to learn about and provide input on the new Watsonville Public Art Program. 

 

This program will create a development fee to establish a cultural fund to support&nbs...

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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 17, 2021

$7M in State Funding for Watsonville Ramsay Regional Sports Complex Project

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Today, Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) joined Watsonville Mayor Jimmy Dutra and local leaders to celebrate the procurement of $7 million in the state budget for funding to support the Ramsay Regional Sports Complex Project.
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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery & Growth Loans Available

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Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery & Growth Loans Available

The Santa Cruz County Economic Development Fund has COVID-19 emergency Loans of up to $50,000 and Recovery & Growth Loans of up to $500,000 for eligible businesses located in Santa Cruz Count...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

A State and Local Call in Response to the California Drought

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A State and Local Call in Response to the California Drought

 Governor Newsom has asked Californians to voluntarily reduce our water use due to the record-breaking temperatures and the ongoing drought across California driven by climate change. Du...

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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: 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: May 30, 2021

Bilingual Storytime on Break untll the Fall

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Bilingual Storytime on Break till the Fall

Attention storytime attendees ~ Our Bilingual Storytime that occurs on Thursday mornings will be going on a break until the Fall of 2021. 

Still interested in attending virtual storytimes? We will continue to offer Bilingual Baby Laptime on Wednes...

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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: August 16, 2021

Back to School Reading Challenge

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Keep on track with your reading goals with our new reading challenge in Beanstack.

Our summer reading challenge may have ended, but we encourage you to keep reading and tracking your progress with our Back to School reading challenge in Beanstack.

Track your progress online at wplreads.beanstack.org or with the Beanstack Tracker app from...

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Posted on: September 6, 2021

Carnival of Reading Challenge

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It's county fair season and we have a new month-long reading challenge for you in Beanstack.

It's county fair season and we have a new month-long reading challenge for you in Beanstack.

Track your reading progress online and earn badges at wplreads.beanstack.org or with the Beanstack Tracker app available to download from your device&...

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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: August 31, 2021

Vote for Your Favorite Poem

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Vote for your favorite poem in our annual Poetry Contest

Do you appreciate the art of poetry writing? Read poetry written by local community members as part of Watsonville Public Library’s Poetry Contest, and vote for your favorite entries.

Voting will take place in-person at Watsonville Public Library...

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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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