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Credit card skimmers found on gas pumps in Watsonville

Credit card skimmers found on gas pumps in Watsonville

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - Paying $4 a gallon is already a lot, but you could be paying a lot more than that without evening knowing it.

 

 

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Earth Day/Day of the Child – Booth Spaces Available

The City of Watsonville’s Day of the Child/Día del Niño – Earth Day/Día de la Tierra celebration will be held on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 12-4 at Ramsay Park.

You are invited to offer an educational booth at this 12th annual event attended by over 3,000 local community members. The City of Watsonville provides this event at no charge to participating community agencies and there is no admission charge to the public. All activities (booths, bounce houses, entertainment, arts and crafts, games, sport events) at the event are free.

If one of your organization’s goals is outreach and education to youth and families, this is an ideal place to have a booth. Most participants are Spanish speaking parents with young children ages 2-10. The typical booth includes a simple, earth friendly activity for children plus educational information for parents.

Think twice before you buy a bunny for someone for Easter

News release provided by the Monterey County Health Department.

Baby chicks, bunnies and ducks may seem like the perfect Easter basket addition, but think twice! These cute babies grow up into large, adult animals requiring full-time care.

Rabbits make wonderful pets, but they aren't care-free pets. They have to be taken care of just like you would a dog or a cat. Rabbits commonly live for 8-10 years, and can live as long as 15, depending upon the breed, so it is a long-term commitment. Other factors to consider include the fact that not as many vets are experienced with rabbits, so your veterinary costs could be higher than you might expect to pay for a dog.

Living Without Litter

Working together, we can create a city without litter. The City of Watsonville believes our residents deserve clean streets and a healthy environment. Our Public Works and Utilities Department is always exploring ways to keep our community litter-free.

Every year thousands of children, families and community groups join our Environmental School Program and Community Litter Clean-Up events to pick up litter on our streets, beaches, river, trails and wetlands. The City is proud to work with you, our Community Heroes.

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Second Saturdays

Watsonville Municipal Airport hosts a Historical Aircraft Display every second Saturday from 8am – 4pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to show and admire these historical aircraft. The pilots displaying their aircraft can enjoy special offers from Props Restaurant and top off at our self service island at the lowest fuel prices form 0800 Saturday morning until 0800 Sunday morning!

Report: Violent crime in Watsonville reaches lowest rate in 10 years

The rate of violent crimes in the city of Watsonville reached its lowest rate in a decade last year, according to the Watsonville Police Department.

The rate was 4.6 violent crimes per 1,000, according to the department's 2013 annual crime statistics report, which was released Monday.

The report is compiled using the FBI crime index statistics. The FBI crime index includes the violent crimes of murder, non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. It also includes the property crimes of larceny-theft, burglary, vehicle theft and arson.

City of Watsonville Launches Advanced Budget Transparency Platform

The City of Watsonville and OpenGov.com announced the release of a powerful new tool that presents and visualizes the city’s revenues and expenses—from multi-year trends to object-level details. By leveraging the OpenGov Platform, citizens and staff can use the web-based software to enhance access, understanding, and analysis of the city’s annual budget. The City of Watsonville joins the ranks of over 40 other California governments who are leading the country on the open government initiative.