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Hike-Bike for Hospice

Hike-Bike for Hospice

August 23rd, 2014

10:00am-2:00pm

Registration begins at 9:00am

Roaring Camp Big Trees and Henry Cowell State Park

hikebike.hospicesantacruz.org

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Construction of Roundabout – Update

July 17, 2014 –Work continues on the installation of the City’s first roundabout at the intersection of Pennsylvania Drive and Clifford Avenue.  During the past week, the City contractor, the Graniterock Company continued installing curb, gutter and lighting facilities and also replaced some existing storm drain inlets and piping.

The City hopes to complete construction by the time school opens at the neighboring Starlight Elementary School on August 18th.  Thanks to Watsonville residents for patiently dealing with the ongoing construction.

Suspected car thief sought by authorities in Santa Cruz, Monterey counties

 Suspected car thief sought by authorities in Santa Cruz, Monterey counties

Authorities in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties are seeking a 28-year-old man suspected in numerous auto thefts, vehicle burglaries and possible identity theft in both counties.

Matthew Clark is approximately 5’9’, 150 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. There is an active $50,000 warrant for his arrest in Monterey County.

If you have information regarding Clark’s whereabouts, authorities ask that you contact the Santa Cruz County Auto Theft task force tipline at 465-7433.

Affordable Care Act Workshops

WHAT: A United Way outreach educator will be available at Santa Cruz Public Libraries branches throughout the county in July and August to answer questions about the Affordable Care Act and provide on-on-one support in navigating California’s healthcare marketplace/exchange - Covered CA. Help is provided in English and Spanish.
  • Get information on changes in healthcare brought on by the Affordable Care Act
  • Get help understanding how to navigate California’s healthcare marketplace/exchange - Covered CA
  • Get help determining your eligibility and compare plans
  • Get referrals to free Certified Enrollment Counselors for enrollment assistance
WHO: United Way outreach educator Rosalina Solinas offers drop in assistance to anyone who needs help.

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Changing lives, building community since 1973
Health Care with a personal and professional approach

20th Anniversary of the Watsonville Strawberry Festival

of the Watsonville Strawberry Festival

The Watsonville Strawberry Festival will be held in downtown Watsonville on August 2nd and 3rd.  This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event! The event serves as a fund-raising opportunity for 18 non-profit community organizations.  Strawberry Lane is the heart of the Festival featuring delectable strawberry treats offered by local non-profit organizations. The Festival also features live entertainment, a family-friendly carnival, and a variety of food, arts & crafts and commercial product vendors. Be sure and check out all of the non-profit informational booths in the City Plaza. A “Made in Santa Cruz County” booth debuts this year featuring a variety of products made in Santa Cruz County, including a special edition strawberry jam.

Creeks to Sea Outdoor Field Trips

The FREE Creeks to Sea Wednesday Field Trip Program for Watsonville children ages 8 – 12 has openings. Children are safely guided in memorable adventures to beaches, Elkhorn Slough, local redwood parks and more to learn more about the local outdoors.”

Watsonville students ages 8 – 12 are invited to register for the FREE Creeks to SeaWednesday Field Trip Program July 16,23,30 & August 6 & 13. Have fun learning in the outdoors at Nicene Marks State Park, Seacliff Beach, Elkhorn Slough, and more! The Program has been led for the past 11 year by a certified teacher and City staff.

Live grenade found in Watsonville home

Watsonville Police closed the 300 block of Palm Avenue around 2:00 pm Saturday from Lincoln Street to Jefferson Street.

This area is closed to vehicle traffic and foot traffic for the next 4-5 hours.

Watsonville Police say a homeowner was cleaning when they found a live hand grenade and called police.

Nearby homes were evacuated and the street was closed for public safety. A military crew is on its way to take custody of the device.