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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Enchanted Evening Dance

Enchanted Evening Newsflash

Children (ages 4-13) and their caregiver(s) are cordially invited to an Enchanted Evening on Sat., March 11. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy live DJ tunes, take keepsake pictures in the photo booth, and celebrate the special bond you share. Dinner and...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Winter storm survivors eligible for property tax relief

WEB WINTER STORM TAX RELIEF

Property owners with homes or property impacted by the 2022-23 winter storms may be eligible for calamity property tax relief. This relief includes a temporary reduction in assessed values and an exclusion from reassessment when the property is repaired o...

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Posted on: February 3, 2023

Disaster Recovery Center in Watsonville to remain open through February 10

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Officials have announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in Watsonville and Felton will remain open through February 10. 

Both centers will continue operating between 9AM-5PM to assist community members impacted by the recent winter storms. To ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2023

Senior Center Valentine's Day Dance

Senior Center Valentine's Day Dance Newsflash

Join us February 14 from 2-5 PM for the Senior Center Valentine's Day Dance. Free to Senior Center Gold Members ($20 annual fee) or $10/person. Sign-up by calling 831.768.3279 or at the Watsonville Senior Center (114 E. 5th Street. Join us for some sweet ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Hoops for Health

Hoops for Health Newsflash

In collaboration with our community partners, we'll be co-hosting Hoops for Health, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for local adults and teens. This event will celebrate healthy activity, involve local youth, build community, and support Watsonville Commun...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Community Special Events Sponsorship Program

Sponsorship Newsflash

The City of Watsonville is excited to announce we are now accepting Community Special Event Sponsorship Program applications for events scheduled between July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024. To be considered for sponsorship, event organizers must meet a...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza Newsflash

Hop on over to Pinto Lake Park for a FREE family-friendly Egg Hunt  Eggstravaganza. Enjoy a fun-filled day with arts & crafts, games, live performances, food trucks, and so much more. And don't forget to snap a picture with the Easter Bunny. ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

New City of Watsonville Administrative Services Director Appointed

M DURAN APPOINTMENT

Watsonville City Manager René Méndez has appointed Marissa Duran as the City’s new Administrative Services Director. 

Duran has been a longstanding City of Watsonville employee and began her career in the Finance Department in 1996 as a Financial ...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

City of Watsonville holds annual Legislative Breakfast to discuss pressing issues

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This morning, we held our annual Legislative Breakfast in the community room, where city and county officials met with state and federal legislators to discuss some of the topics that matter most to our community. 

Our presentation centered around...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Disaster Recovery Center is Open

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A Disaster Recovery Center opened January 21, 2023 to help residents impacted by the storms and flooding in our region.Residents can access information and resources needed for recovery, regardless of the type of damage suffered, location of impacted resi...

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Posted on: January 22, 2023

Poets' Circle in February

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Tune into our Poets’ Circle and open mic ~ hosted by Magdalena Montagne, our virtual program will feature Writers of Color - Santa Cruz County. This program will take place on Thursday, February 9 from 5-7pm. You may attend this program in-perso...

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Posted on: January 21, 2023

Art Academy: Haring

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Explore modern art during our Art Academy program on Wednesday, February 8 from 5:30-6:30pm that will take place at the Main Library. Our featured artist for the month will be: Keith Haring. Participants are encouraged to recreate a specific work of the f...

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Posted on: January 21, 2023

Creative Cafe Workshop: Valentine Shaker Cards

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Bring along a loved one and create a Valentine's Day card from the heart ~ using paper, washi tape and sparkles! This workshop will take place at our Freedom Library, Meeting Room on Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00pm.

This program is for Teens & A...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Family Science Night

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Create, experiment, and engineer! Join us for Science Night each week starting on Thursday, February 2 through Thursday, March 9 for interactive science activities.

This program is intended for families.

Science Night themes are as follows: 

Week 1:...

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Posted on: December 27, 2022

Sandbags available at Fire Station 1

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There are free sandbags available at Fire Station 1 (115 2nd St.). 

Residents may access the self-service station from the entrance gate on Rodriguez St. across from the library building parking lot.

Please come prepared to fill your bags or take p...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Watsonville Public Library is Looking for a Strategic Plan Facilitator

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The Watsonville Public Library (WPL) is requesting proposals from qualified strategic planning consultants to conduct a far-reaching and inclusive process that will actively engage our organization and community in thinking abou...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Library Lego® Club

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Be a Master Builder at our Library Lego® Club! Join us on the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5pm, and get creative with a provided theme or build whatever you want with the library’s collection of bricks. Bring the whole family along ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Three newly-elected and one reelected council member sworn in

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Three newly-elected and one re elected council member were sworn in during December 13, 2022 city council meeting. 

Casey Clark now represents the city’s 5th District, Maria Orozco will serve the 3rd District, and Kristal Salcido will re...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Monthly 3D Printing Workshop in 2023

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Design. Create. 3D Print. 

Have you ever been interested in using a 3D printer? Join us for our monthly 3D printing workshops which will feature projects for beginners. Printed projects will be available for pick-up at the following session.&n...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Our Business Spotlight segment is back!

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Our Business Spotlight segment is back! 

We kick off our first episode with Studio Judy G, a local business that brings artists from all over the world to Watsonville and teaches art to people with special needs. 

If you have a business lo...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

City of Watsonville establishes Sister City partnership with Velas in Portugal

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The City of Watsonville has added a new Sister City to its running list of partnerships worldwide. 

We recently welcomed a delegation from Portugal and signed an official agreement establishing a Sister City partnership between us, the City of Wat...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Watsonville COVID Memorial Stories

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Now that the COVID-19 Commemorative Monarch Butterfly Sculpture has been officially unveiled, community members can begin to submit a story and photos of loved ones they lost to COVID-19. 

The stories will be shared on a community blog to honor an...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Omicron booster now available

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The omicron booster is now available!

The Pfizer or Moderna bivalent boosters are recommended two months after the primary series or the last booster dose. These bivalent boosters provide superior, up-to-date protection against the original strain of COVID...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

COVID vaccines available for children six months and older

COVID VAXX FOR KIDS

COVID-19 vaccines are available for children six months and older.

 Make an appointment with your child’s doctor. They will ensure your child is up to date on all their shots! If your child’s doctor does not offer the vaccine, ...

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