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Halloween At Neighborhood Services and the G.H.W.R. Youth Center

The Neighborhood Services Division and the Gene Hoularis and Waldo Rodriguez Youth Center are teaming up to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 30 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event features a costume and pumpkin carving contests. For those who are brave, the inside of the Youth Center, which is located at 30 Maple Ave., will be transformed into a Maze of Horror. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Parents and children of all ages are invited to celebrate Halloween at this admission free event.

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Film Screening & Discussion

Film Screening & Discussion

2015 Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

2015 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest

The City of Watsonville Parks and Community Services Department is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Watsonville Strawberry Festival Poster Contest. Entries must:

  • Be 16 inches wide by 20 inches high.
  • Reflect the strawberry crop, Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley.
  • Include the following information (optional):
    • 21st Annual Watsonville Strawberry Festival
    • Historic Downtown Watsonville
    • August 1st and 2nd
    • Text must stand out and be legible
  • Be all original art created by the artist. Entries with clip art will not be considered.
  • Be adaptable for print and electronic format.
  • Include the name, address, phone number and email address of the artist.

The winning artist will be awarded $1,000.

All entries must be submitted by November 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. to:

FREE Cat Spay/Neuter

FREE Cat Spay/Neuter

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) received a grant from PetSmart Charities for $86,000 to go towards FREE spay/neuter for cats who reside in zip code 95076. To receive the FREE spay/neuter surgery, cat owners are required to purchase: a microchip (includes registration), rabies and FVRCP vaccinations, all for a total of $5! To further entice residents to take advantage of this offer, SCCAS will also be giving away a FREE case of canned cat food (24 cans) to participants!

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Early Voting at the City Clerk’s Office

Poll workers needed in Santa Cruz County

Poll workers needed in Santa Cruz County

Be a poll worker, serve your community, and get paid! Positions are still available for civic-minded people who want to work in the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 4.

To serve in the polls, a person must be a registered voter, a legal resident, or must be a high school student, age 16 or over, a U.S. citizen, with at least a 2.5 grade point average. 

“Our primary needs right now are people with transportation who can work anywhere in the county. There is a critical shortage of people who can work at the Summit and in Watsonville,” County Clerk Gail Pellerin said. “In addition, we are in great need of people who speak Spanish, Mandarin, or Tagalog.”

DEAR JON: Buses flashing red lights mean stop

DEAR JON: Buses flashing red lights mean stop

Students are back at school and traffic safety is a hot topic, especially around school buses. You’ve probably seen buses flashing red lights often. Most people stop, as they should, but police say many don’t. Nick sent me a note, “Dear Jon, without fail everyday I see drivers that do not understand what the lights on the school bus mean, can you help?”

The Salinas Police department’s Sargent Gerry Ross says this issue continues to be a problem, “Officers are not going just give you a warning if you pass a bus with its red lights flashing.” For me, that’s warning enough.

When you see a school bus what's the first thing that comes to your mind? Are you thinking, ‘There’s a road hog in my way!?’ Or do you see a bus as a vehicle carrying precious cargo, our children?