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Posted on: September 13, 2019

Census 2020 Business Workshop

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Join us on Thursday, September 19th from 8-9 am to learn how your business can help achieve a complete count for Watsonville! Receive Census materials to display at your business.

  • Learn how your business can help achieve a complete count for Watsonville!  Receive Census materials to display at your business. 
  • An accurate Census is critical to the economy and the well-being of Watsonville residents.
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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Free Erosion and Sediment Control Workshops

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WORKSHOPS: Tips for MS4s: How to review ESCPs and perform storm water compliance inspections & BMP 101: How to Control Erosion and Sedimentation at Construction Sites

When

Thursday, September 26, 20199:00 a.m.Tips for MS4s: How to Review Erosion and Sediment Control Plans and Perform Stormwater Compliance Inspections

10:00 a.m.BMP 101: How to Control Erosion and Sedimentation at Construction Sites

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Coastal Cleanup Day

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Join us for the Annual Watsonville Coastal Cleanup Day. The bay's largest volunteer day. Come out, bring the entire family and have fun with us!

Watsonville Coastal Cleanup 

 

It's that time of the year. Coastal Cleanup time! 

Join and help us keep our neighborhoods and freshwater ways litter free.  We invite you all to attend one of our fun inland sites i...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Birding Festival Family Days

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Join us at this year's Birding Festival Family Days at the Watsonville Nature Center located at 30 Harkins Slough Road.

Birding Festival's Bilingual "Family Day's" Activities & Field Trips

Looking for something the whole family can enjoy together? If you have ever wondered what bird-watching was all about, here is your chance!

The City's Nature Center invites y...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Tapas on Top - Friday, September 27th

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Tapas on Top will feature dishes from five local businesses offering world-wide culinary delights. Local wines and craft brews will be available during the event. Live music will set the tone for an evening of fun and enjoyment.

The city is gearing up to offer a unique first time event titled Watsonville’s Tapas on Top! We would like you all to attend and enjoy the most spectacular views of the Pajaro Valley sunset from the top floor of the Civic Plaza parking garage.&a...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Your Utility Payments At Work

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Your utility bill payments fund and support critical infrastructure improvements that allow us to provide reliable water, garbage, and sewer services.

Our Public Works & Utilities team takes pride in
delivering high quality utility services. Dedicated staffoperate and maintain City infrastructure and provide
the essential services that 65,000 residents depend ondaily. Your utility bill payment...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Familia de la Costa Central cae víctima de secuestradores virtuales

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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...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Central Coast family falls victim to virtual kidnappers

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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...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Roache Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement

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Potholing on Roache Road began August 22nd & trenching will follow September 1st.

Update - 9/13/19

The Roache Road project is underway. Initial potholing was completed and has exposed some unforeseen utility conflicts which has delayed the start of trenching work for the new sewer project. The Contractor plans to begin trench layout and...

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Posted on: August 14, 2019

Watsonville Receives Grant for Slough Restoration Work

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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...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

WPD Officers now equipped with body-worn cameras

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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...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Caltrans Seeking Input on Active Transportation Plan Survey

Survey info for Active Transportation Plan

The project is identifying existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the State Highway System and nearby locations where improvements are needed.

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has initiated a project to develop Active Transportation Plans (ATP) for each of its twelve districts, covering the entire State of California. District 5 is the first in the state to start their ATP....

Give your input to Caltrans' Plan.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Roundabout Planned for Hwy 129 @ Lakeview Rd.

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Read about the plan to construct a Roundabout at Highway 129 at Lakeview Road.

Caltrans is planning to construct a roundabout on State Route 129 at Lakeview Road. The roundabout will make the intersection safer as there have been 23 collisions at this location in the past five years, including seven injuries and one fatalit...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

City of Watsonville Roll Out Safety Campain

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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...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Music in the Plaza

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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

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