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Posted on: November 26, 2021

Council recommends appointing Tamara Vides as Interim City Manager

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The City Council has recommended Tamara Vides to serve as the Interim City Manager, upon Matt Huffaker’s departure and until a permanent replacement can be found. The appointment will come before the Council on November 30th. 

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Watsonville Police shares holiday travel tips as it gears up to deploy additional officers

2021 HOLIDAY TRAVECL TIPS

Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year as AAA predicts more than 53 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. 

Many will be hitting the road soon and the Watsonville Police Department is reminding drivers...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Scammer claims to be Watsonville Chief of Police and requests donations

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During this time of the year, we can expect scammers to be out in full force!

 

Unfortunately, the latest phone scam to hit our area has already proven to be effective, leaving a local business out hundreds of dollars.

 

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety

Thanksgiving Kitchen Safety

Cooking brings family and friends together, especially during the holidays. However, cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries.

“So this Thanksgiving, please remember to keep anything that is flammable or combustible ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Indoor mask order issued in Santa Cruz County

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY HEALTH OFFICER ISSUES ORDER REQUIRING USE OF FACE COVERINGS IN INDOOR SETTINGS

Order goes into effect November 21

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increasing as we move into the holidays and winter months, the Santa Cruz County Health Officer is issuing a Health Order, effective November 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m., requiring all individuals to wear a face coverin...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Complete our Survey for Ramsay Park!

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The Ramsay Park Renaissance is under way! Through this historic project, $23 million will be invested in our community's largest park and greatest recreational resource. 

The City of Watsonville is currently working with Verde Design, Inc. on the ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Concerns over "sewer-like" smell

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Our staff is actively investigating the odor

Over the last few days, we have been receiving calls regarding a “sewer like” smell. 
Our staff is actively investigating the odor complaint near Lakeview, Holohan, and Cutter Ln.  
All utilities have been checked and t...
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Posted on: November 15, 2021

Watsonville police officers complete 80-hour advanced leadership course

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The course focused on leadership principles

Several Watsonville officers recently completed an 80-hour advanced course focused on leadership principles and providing them the tools needed to make a positive impact within our police department and community. 

Officers and deputies from nearl...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Food scrap collection reinstated across Watsonville schools

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City staff train personnel from each school

The City’s Green Schools Program has reinstated its food scrap collection at schools across Watsonville. 

City staff train personnel from each school and build student-led “Green Teams.” 

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

2021 Pink Patch Project campaign raises more than $21,000 for families affected by breast cancer

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This is the most we have raised since starting this project in 2017

The Watsonville Police Department’s 2021 Pink Patch Project campaign has come to an end with more than $21,000 raised for the Katz Cancer Resource Center!

This is the most the department has raised since starting the project in 2017. 

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Coffee with a Cop scheduled for December 2

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We hope to see you there!

Coffee with a Cop is back one last time before the end of 2021!

Join us Thursday, December 2 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McDonald’s on Freedom Boulevard.

This is a great opportunity to strike up casual conversations with the men and women who serve this communit...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

Residents receiving fraudulent phone calls demanding past due payment

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The fraudulent calls appear to be coming from the City of Watsonville.

Several Watsonville residents have been receiving automated voicemails claiming they have past due balances and that their power/utilities will be shut off unless a payment is made immediately.

 

These fraudulent calls appear to be coming from the ...

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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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Posted on: October 22, 2021

AdHoc Committee Final Report

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Download the Final Report.....

To download the report please visit the following link:

https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/2245/Ad-Hoc-Committee-Reports

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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: November 18, 2021

Library Closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

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Watsonville Public Library will be closed November 25th - November 27th

Watsonville Public Libraries will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 25th through Saturday, November 27th. All library materials can be returned in the book drops located outside of the library during the closure.

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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: November 7, 2021

Expanded Library Hours for Main Library

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The Main Library will now be open earlier Monday - Friday as well as Monday evenings.

Did you know that we will be expanding our hours at the Watsonville Public Library, Main Branch starting Monday, November 8th? We will be open Monday through Thursday from 10am-8pm, and Fridays from 10am-6pm.

¿Sabía que ampliaremos nuestro horario en la Bi...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Coffee with a Cop scheduled for December 2

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Coffee with a Cop is back one last time before the end of 2021!

Join us Thursday, December 2 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McDonald’s on Freedom Boulevard.

This is a great opportunity to strike up casual conversations with the men and women who serve this communit...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Monterey Bay Aquarium Passes Return

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The Shelf to Shore program will resume at the Watsonville Libraries starting Monday, November 8th.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium remains committed to providing free access for those who reside in Monterey or Santa Cruz counties and cannot afford to visit. The Shelf to Shore program will resume at the Watsonville Libraries starting Monday, November 8th.&...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Virtual Classes & Learning for Older Adults

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Know an older adult (50+) who is looking for learning experiences from the comfort of their home?

Know an older adult (50+) who is looking for learning experiences from the comfort of their home? GetSetUp is an online platform and community that helps older adults enjoy more fulfilling, independent, and socially connect lives through learning.&nbs...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

~ 2021 Poetry Contest Winners ~

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We are pleased to announce our 2021 Poetry Contest Winners!

We are pleased to announce our 2021 Poetry Contest Winners!

Middle School Division: "Over the Border" by Giselle Mota-Cardenas 

High School Division: "For Others" by Jiggy Joce / Jocelyn Castillo 

Adult Division: "...

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Posted on: November 15, 2021

In Person Storytimes Return February 2022

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Stay tuned! Our in-person storytimes will return in February 2022.

Attention storytime attendees ~ Our virtual Bilingual Baby Laptime that occurs on Wednesday mornings will be going on a break while we prepare to bring back in-person storytimes in the New Year. 

Stay tuned! Our in-person storytimes will return in...

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Posted on: November 14, 2021

Monthly PJ Storytimes

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Get Cozy with monthly PJ Storytimes

Grab your favorite stuffed animals and slippers! Come to our Pajama Storytime on the third Tuesday of every month dressed in your favorite pajamas, and have fun with stories and songs.

Our first Pajama Storytime will take place at our Main Library, Storyti...

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

Freedom Branch Temporary Library Closure

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Effective Thursday, November 18th, the Freedom Branch Library will be closing due to road surface repairs on Airport Boulevard.

Effective Thursday, November 18th, the Freedom Branch Library will be closing due to road surface repairs on Airport Boulevard. The library will reopen upon completion of the project.

The Main Library will remain open during the closure ~ visit our downtow...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Homemade Holiday Family Event

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Feel the warmth of the holidays at our cozy winter program ~

Feel the warmth of the holidays at our cozy winter program ~ Channel your creativity into decorating an ornament, make a fun-sized Shrinky Dink, and snap a photo at our selfie station all while listening to live music! 

Our Homemade Holiday progra...

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