Alleged Santa Cruz attempted murderer arrested in Idaho: SCSO

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Video from previous broadcast. A man accused of attempted murder in the Santa Cruz area has been arrested in Idaho. Investigators say that Patrick Diaz, 29, was wanted in connection with the Jan. 13, 2021, shooting in the 2500 block of Soquel Drive, near Winkle Avenue.
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County Mask Recommendation A Dilemma For Businesses

The freshly printed sign taped to the brick wall of Shopper’s Corner Market in Santa Cruz says it all: masks are required. On Monday, Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito joined a growing list of counties across California that are urging people to, once again, wear mask indoors. But the...
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Santa Rita school named for beloved principal

John Gutierrez, the beloved principal of Bolsa Knolls Middle School, passed away in his sleep because of COVID-19 on October 18, 2020. Mr. Gutierrez helped open the school in 2010 and was known for his involvement in the North Salinas school community. Now his legacy will always be remembered, as the middle school has been renamed John Gutierrez Middle School.
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Salinas students defend ethnic studies

Zaira Hernandez testifies at school board meeting | Screenshot from zoom. On June 22, parents and grandparents arrived at a Salinas Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting to voice their disapproval of the ethnic studies curriculum currently taught at high schools in the district. That night, no students...

Found Treasure: Han Kook Market

July 23, 2021 – Walking into little Han Kook Market for the first time in my life, my hopes for discovering treasure are immediately uplifted by what I see. At the counter stands Chef Michael Jones, the same inspiring, outspoken, down-home, in-demand, off-putting renegade who will go to the ends of the earth for the right ingredients.

New downtown mural honors Watsonville’s top crop

WATSONVILLE—A new outdoor mural is taking shape thanks to three local artists and the backing of a business owner at the heavily traveled intersection of East Lake Avenue and Brennan Street. Jessica Carrasco, Mateo Gonzalez (aka Primo) and Paul De Worken started work on the massive three-panel wall of Laundry...

Watsonville artist selected for Strawberry Festival, Rail Trail designs

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville Strawberry Festival will return on Aug. 8, a year after the pandemic forced the cancelation of the event in 2020. With it comes all the usual excitement—strawberry treats, live entertainment, vendors and more—as well as the selection of this year’s official poster design. A piece by Watsonville artist...
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A bike path faces a weird amount of opposition. Tallying the ag industry.

All projects, even good projects, have to go somewhere. Mary Duan here, after looking through the Weekly’s legal notices, which are often a goldmine of information and opportunity. An entrepreneurial someone, for example, can look at the fictitious business name statements published each Thursday and seek to sell that new business office furniture or coffee or supplies. A quick look at the notices in this week’s paper, and you’ll find that the county established its commercial cannabis business tax rate at its July 13 meeting and that county Public Works Department is holding two Zoom community meetings to discuss grant opportunities and potential recreational features to add to the property at 855 E. Laurel Drive next to Carr Lake and the Salinas Soccer complex.

PVUSD allocates federal money for maintenance issues

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved a plan to use a package of federal funds to repair roofs on buildings district-wide, in addition to other maintenance issues. The district will also use part of its $52.76 million in Elementary Secondary Schools Emergency Relief Act...
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Central Coast energy provider bolsters its sources of power

MONTEREY — A Monterey-based renewable energy agency has partnered with a Silicon Valley agency to enter into a power purchase agreement for enough clean energy to power thousands of homes. Central Coast Community Energy, along with Silicon Valley Clean Energy, has closed seven new purchase agreements that combined will generate...