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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Watsonville Library is now Fine Free

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If you haven't visited the Watsonville Libraries because of overdue fines, welcome back! Beginning in October 2022, patrons will no longer be charged overdue fines for materials that are returned late. Libraries are about access and we recognize ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Watsonville residents to begin to receive newly-designed utility bill

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Watsonville residents will soon receive a newly- designed utility bill with a cleaner, more concise look that answers the most commonly asked questions.

Here are a few things you need to know: 

• Your customer number will...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Survey to Finalize Wayfinding Signage Design & Color Concept Now Available

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The City of Watsonville is developing a wayfinding signage plan to help residents, commuters, and others efficiently navigate our community. Thoughtful, aesthetically pleasing signage will help people reach key destinations with ease. It will create a sen...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Day of the Dead Craft & Game Night

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Join us for an evening of Day of the Dead inspired crafts, loteria and face-painting. This program will take place at the Main Library on Wednesday, October 26.

All ages are welcome to attend this program.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Monster Drawing Contest

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Channel your creativity into drawing your own original monster! We are inviting youth in grades K-5 to participate in our Monster Drawing Contest that will take place starting Monday, October 3 through Friday, October 22. 

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Posted on: October 1, 2022

Photography Contest

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Show us YOUR Watsonville. Submit your best photograph to the Watsonville Public Library's photography contest. Our theme is: “We are Watsonville”. Show us the culture, landscape, people, animals, or places that make Watsonvill...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Mask Making Workshop

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Create a unique mask using plaster tape and paint ~ this two part workshop series will take place on October 6 and October 13 at 6pm at our Main Library.

The first workshop will consist of assembling a mask using plaster tape and water, and the second work...

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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 31, 2022

Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report to be released

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The City of Watsonville will be releasing its Draft Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Year.

 

The CAPER documents and quantifies the progress of the City&...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

COVID vaccines available for children six months and older

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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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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Catch-A-Killer Club

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Do you love mystery, suspense, and horror? Think you'd be a great detective? Join our team of amateur sleuths to catch a killer on the loose at Camp Calamity! 

Every Wednesday in October from 2:30-4:30pm we'll be digging into the...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Animation Creation Club Has a New Time

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Know someone that is curious about animation? Learn how to make and share creative short videos using paper, lego bricks, clay and toys! Our Animation Creation Club will be meeting every second Tuesday of the month starting from 4-5pm at our Main Library,...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

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: August 17, 2022

City council approves second monetary contribution to help save Watsonville Community Hospital

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During last night’s special city council meeting, Watsonville City Council unanimously approved contributing $270,000 to help the Pajaro Valley Healthcare District Project (PVHDP) purchase the Watsonville Community Hospital.

In a matter of months...

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Moves to the Watsonville Vets Building

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The OptumServe COVID-19 test-to-treat site at 500 Westridge Drive in Watsonville has relocated to the Watsonville Veterans Memorial Building.

To make an appointment visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting or call 888-634-1123.

New location: 

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

U.S. rolls out new mental health hotline

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, can be more easily reached by calling or texting 988, or chatting on 988lifeline.org.

988 serves as a universal entry point so that no matter where you live in th...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Remember to place green bins out for collection every week

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It’s been several months since residents throughout the City received green bins as part of our Solid Waste Division’s Residential Organics Collection Service. 

Since rolling out this program, community members have been doing ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Watsonville Public Library brings program to help Spanish-speaking immigrants further education

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Spanish-speaking immigrants in our community will soon have the opportunity to further their education and get one step closer to obtaining their General Education Development (GED).

This one-of-a-kind program, known as “Casa INEA - Plaza Comunit...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

State-of-the-art self-cleaning restrooms now open at City Plaza

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We are excited to announce that the City Plaza now has state-of-the-art self-cleaning, permanent restrooms! 

The new facilities feature touchless hand washing stations and automatically flush after the person washes their hands or exits. Additiona...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

New City of Watsonville’s Water Quality Report - 2022

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The City of Watsonville is proud to provide our customers safe drinking water. Your tap water is tested every step of the way, from our ground water wells and creeks to the pipes leading into your home. Our tap water is regulated by the State and Federal ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Major construction project on Freedom Blvd & Green Valley Rd. set to start next week

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A major construction project that will improve Freedom Blvd. and Green Valley Rd. is expected to start next week. 

Crews will be replacing nearly 6,000 linear feet of old sewer and water pipelines. Construction is expected to last through the end ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

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All Californians deserve access to safe and clean water; many households need assistance now.

LIHWAP stands for the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program and it may be able to help you pay your water or wastewater utility bill.

LIHWAP is a federally...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Landscape Water Conservation Rebate

Water Conservation Rebate Program

Replace your high-water use garden and landscape with drought-tolerant plants including edible perennials and efficient irrigation systems, and earn a rebate of up to $1,000!

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Plastic Free Watsonville Lotería

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Plastic Free July is coming to a close but you can make Watsonville plastic free every day. Organize a cleanup with friends or family and play a game of Plastic Free Lotería!

Play Plastic Free Lotería with your friends and family and show us what you find! Tag us on Instagram: @cityofwatsonvillegov #WatsonvillePublicWorks and use the hashtag #PlasticFreeWatsonville! 

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Outreach program for farmworkers, "Agua con la Chota" returns

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For the first time in more than two years, Watsonville Police officers met face-to-face with some of the hardest working people in our community. 

 

It’s part of our  “Agua con la Chota” or “Water with a Cop,” outreach program, wh...

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