News Flash

Home

12 Stories
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Installation of Green Bike Lanes

Photo of man riding bicycle on a green bike lane

Green bike lanes will be installed beginning Monday 10/14 and continue through 10/18. And on what streets will they be installed?......

Installation of green bike lanes will begin on Monday, October 14th and installation will continue through October 18th. Expect delays during this time. The streets impacted will be as follows:

  • Bridge St. from Hushbeck Ave. to E. Lake Ave.
  • Beach St. from Wa...
Read on...

Home
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Local Risk & Hazard Mitigation Plan Meeting

Local Risk & Hazard Plan - Public Meeting October 14th

We invite you to attend the next meeting regarding the development of our Local Risk and Hazard Mitigation Plan to prepare for natural disasters.

October 14th, 2019 10 am - 12 pm

We invite you to attend the next meeting regarding the development of our Local Risk and Hazard Mitigation Plan to prepare for natural disasters.

October 14th, 2019  10 am - 12  pm

Topics that we will discuss:

What is a Local Risk and Hazar...

Learn more...

Home
Posted on: August 30, 2019

10/13/19 - Update on S. Green Valley Road Street & Sidewalk Improvements Project

Traffic cones and lights

Granite Construction will be performing street and sidewalk improvements on S. Green Valley Road between Carey Avenue & Struve Slough

During working hours, traffic may be limited to single lanes in either direction, foot traffic will be limited to one side of the roadway for the duration of this project. At all times, emergency access will be maintained and we will attempt to accommodat...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: September 30, 2019

Watsonville PD Officers raise $3,500 for local kids with cancer

Jacobs heart CANVA

They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer.

Wow, our officers truly amaze us every day! 

They raised $3,500 for local kids with cancer. The Watsonville Police Officers’ Association presented a check to Jacob’s Heart during their annual Kidrageous Carnival at the city plaza this past weekend...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Watsonville Police Officers grow beards to help children with cancer

JPG 2019 Jacobs Heart1

The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser

For the fourth year in a row, dozens of Watsonville Police Officers are growing out their beards to support local children with cancer.

 

The department suspended its “facial hair” policy for its annual fundraiser to raise awareness about pediatric...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Familia de la Costa Central cae víctima de secuestradores virtuales

SPN VK CASE

Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México

Una familia de la Costa Central vivió una verdadera pesadilla vacacionando en México y ahora esa familia está compartiendo su historia para evitar que otros caigan víctimas de una extorción que va en aumento.

Se trata de un secuestro virtual y el FBI conti...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Central Coast family falls victim to virtual kidnappers

ENG VK CASE

A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family

A vacation in Mexico turned into a living nightmare for a Central Coast family and now that family is sharing their story to keep others from becoming victims of an extortion that’s on the rise.

It’s called a virtual kidnapping and the FBI continues to war...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: August 15, 2019

UPDATE: 10/10/2019 - Roache Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement

Map showing Roache Rd.

Read the latest update on the Roache Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project.

Update - 10/10/19

The Roache Road sewer replacement project continues. The contractor is installing new sewer on Airport Blvd. to the intersection of Roache Road. During the working hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., one lane of Airport Blvd. will be closed,...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Watsonville Receives Grant for Slough Restoration Work

Photo of slough and a bird flying over the slough

The project will restore one acre of native habitat & enhance wetlands along Struve Slough.

California State Parks announced last week that Watsonville was one of 26 local projects that will receive grants totaling $4.1 million from the California Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) Grant Program. The Watsonville project will restore one acre of nat...

Read on...

Article on the Grant by Register Pajaronian Home
Posted on: July 19, 2019

WPD Officers now equipped with body-worn cameras

Body cam JPG

This is a project that has been in the works for about two years

The Watsonville Police Department has officially rolled out its body-worn camera program with about 95% of uniformed personnel trained.

All officers on patrol are equipped with Axon body-worn cameras.

“If an officer comes to see you for a call for service o...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: June 25, 2019

City of Watsonville Roll Out Safety Campain

Watsonville PD

The City of Watsonville and the Watsonville Police Department have joined forces to launch a campaign designed to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in certain areas of the city.

The first focus area is the Main St. corridor, which is one of the busiest roadways in Watsonville. Crews have lined the street with banners that provide roadway safety tips and reminders for community members. The area has officially been designated a sa...

Read on...

Home
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Music in the Plaza

MusicInThePlaza

June 20 - Sept. 19
Thursdays 6-8pm

Jun 20- Banda Zirys & Fiera Nortena

Jul 11- Tribute to Selena w/ Impacto 5

Jul 25- Beat Street Band

Aug 8- Motown, R&B, Oldies 70's

Aug 22- Zebop! Tribute to Santana

Sept 5- Latin Tropical & Salsa

Sept 19 - Santa Cruz Symphony

Read on...

Home