Arts: “Picturesque Flora Wallaceana: Botanical Ambulations In Greater Wallaceana, 1854–1857” — Watsonville artist Scott Serrano cultivates a swath of the surreal within a botanical artscape, comprised of travel journals, photographs, fabricated specimens and drawings, as inspired by the book “The Malay Archipelago” by Alfred Russell Wallace. Think Darwin circa his science travel writing debut, getting [...]
At a community education night hosted by Barrios Unidos, activists Raquel Mariscal and Tracy Benson discuss the history of youth judicial reform on a local and national level and examine alternatives to detention.
The Central Coast Broadband Consortium is working to improve the quality and availability of broadband access in the Tri-County area through planning initiatives and the construction of Public Computing Centers throughout the Monterey Bay.
A collectively produced feature length documentary film by UCSC film students looks at the dynamics that make up the town of Watsonville. Exit 426: Watsonville will be premiered as a featured local documentary at the 2012 Santa Cruz Film Festival on Sunday May 13 at 3:45 p.m. at The Nickelodeon Theatre.
Protesters marched through downtown Santa Cruz on March 11 to raise awareness about fraudulent foreclosure practices.
Watsonville, the hub of California’s strawberry industry for decades, faces a change with the advent of heightened pesticide regulations and health standards.
Local non-profit Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International is implementing new domestic violence prevention programming, thanks to a $90,000 grant it received from the Verizon Foundation. Watsonville police chief Manny Solano and executive director of Kidpower Irene van der Zande are partnering to address “people safety” in the Santa Cruz community and internationally.
It started with a Facebook campaign but now it could be a reality, as In-N-Out could finally come to the city of Santa Cruz. The idea has been tossed around before, being stopped mostly by the legal drive-through limitations, but the hype is hitting an all-time high.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is reviewing the registration of a new pesticide for strawberry production called methyl iodide. Watsonville youth and community organizers oppose use of the new chemical, citing its detrimental health effects on adjacent school grounds and residential neighborhoods.
Members of the equestrian team travel 14 miles from UCSC to Watsonville in order to find what they don’t have on campus: a training facility, horses and a coach. Now they have all three and the team is ready to ride.