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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Watsonville Fire Department shares kitchen safety tips for Thanksgiving

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It’s that time of year when fire departments across the country see an increase in home-cooking fires, especially on Thanksgiving. 

So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important!

Here are some saf...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Holiday closures for Thanksgiving 2022

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We have some upcoming holiday closures this week. 

City facilities will be closed:

Thursday, November 24

Friday, November 25

We’ll be back to regular business hours on Monday, November 28.

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Music Appreciation Club

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Do you love music and want to connect with other music aficionados? Join the Music Appreciation Club on Monday, December 12th from 11am-12pm at the Main Library. The theme for this meeting will be “Covers” – this could be you...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Homemade Holiday Family Craft Night

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Feel the warmth of the holidays at our cozy winter program ~ Channel your creativity into making a wreath, decorating a switch plate, and snap a photo at our selfie station.

Our Homemade Holiday program will take place on Friday, December 9 from 5-7pm at o...

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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 businesses lo...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

City holiday closures for November 2022

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We have some upcoming holiday closures this month. 

City facilities will be closed: 

Friday, November 11

Thursday, November 24

Friday, November 25

We’ll be back to regular business hours on Monday, November 28. 

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Santa Tour 2022

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We've received word that Santa and his elves are planning to again spread holiday cheer throughout Watsonville DECEMBER 14-16 | 4-7 PM on the Santa Tour! Check here for more information about Santa's daily tour stops and for access to the Santa Tracker to...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Behind Every Employer - Business Resource Network

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Behind Every Employer Santa Cruz County is a NO-COST service connecting businesses/employers to assistance with recruiting talent, identifying needed workforce training, consulting about challenges facing a business, finding information about the local ma...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Empresari Business Program

Empresari Business Program

El Pájaro CDC provides professional business consulting and coaching services to future and existing business owners in the Monterey Bay Area. These services include loan packing assistance, marketing assistance, microlending, general business ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Covid-19 Emergency and Recovery & Growth Loans Available

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The Santa Cruz County Economic Development Fund has COVID-19 emergency Loans of up to $50,000 with low interest rates and interest only payment for the first 6 months, and Recovery & Growth Loans of up to $500,000, for eligible businesses located in S...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Join California's Climate Food Fight

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A significant component of the Short Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction state regulation SB 1383 is a 20% increase in whole food donations. Large food generating businesses such as markets over 10,000 feet are now required to donate extra edible food from ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Green Business Program

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The City of Watsonville Green Business Program has been working hard to build a network of diverse green businesses. 34 amazing Watsonville businesses have joined since 2020. We have an upcoming three-month challenge starting in January!...

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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: October 10, 2022

Winter-Spring Fun Guide now available!

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Stay busy this upcoming season with tons of activities for you, your family, and your friends!

Our Parks and Community Services Department’s Winter-Spring Fun Guide gives us the scoop on their new FREE Passport to Fun all-access pass, youth baske...

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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: November 10, 2022

Library Closed for Thanksgiving

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Watsonville Public Libraries in observance of Thanksgiving will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 23 and will be closed Thursday, November 24th through Saturday, November 26th. All library materials can be returned in the book drops located outside o...

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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

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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: 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: 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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