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Watsonville Walgreens Pharmacy Robbed Of Medication

WATSONVILLE, CA - A Watsonville Walgreens pharmacy department was robbed Sunday, police said.At about 8:30 p.m., a suspect entered the store at 1810 Freedom Blvd. and went to the pharmacy. Police said the suspect waved a handgun at the pharmacy technicians, jumped the counter and demanded prescrip

PATCH - 2017-09-18 16:34:46

Gunman robs Watsonville pharmacy, escapes on foot

WATSONVILLE >> A suspect robbed the Walgreens pharmacy counter at gunpoint at around 8:25 p.m. Sunday at 1810 Freedom Blvd, according to Watsonville police. The suspect, described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, carried a handgun, which he brandished at the pharmacy technicians. He then jumped o

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Watsonville man finds purpose in US Coast Guard

Jorge Orozco prepared for a trip to Seattle for a year in dry dock with U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. (Contributed) Watsonville >> It's a chilly evening in the Pacific Ocean near Costa Rica and Petty Officer Jorge Orozco is "standing the watch" aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche. For fo

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

City honored for energy, greenhouse gas reductions

WATSONVILLE - The City of Watsonville was recognized on a statewide level last week for its efforts in addressing climate change. On Thursday, the city received two Beacon awards during the League of California Cities' annual conference in Sacramento. Watsonville received a Platinum Beacon Award for

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2017-09-19 01:13:20

Quick Bites: Battalion chief wins testicle festival sauce contest

Watsonville >> At the 9th annual Testicle Festival on Aug. 26, at Estrada Deer Camp, Greg Estrada of Watsonville won the "It's All in the Sauce" contest, which was judged by attendees. Estrada recently retired as Cal Fire Battalion Chief; his last day of work was Aug. 25. For the competition, partic

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Quick Bites: Second consecutive win for apple pie contestant

Watsonville >> Last week, Karen Allyn of Watsonville retained her "Best of Show" title at the 2017 Santa Cruz County Fair's annual Apple Pie Baking Contest. After 26 years of entering and winning various awards, she won for the first time in this category in 2016. Both years, she won first in the Ma

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Community briefs, Sept. 19: Kaiser grants nearly $1 million to local nonprofits

WATSONVILLE - Kaiser Permanente Santa Cruz County announced grants of $928,007 to 27 local nonprofit groups whose mission is providing health and wellness to Santa Cruz County residents. The grants are part of Kaiser Permanente's national Community Benefit program, which has distributed $2 billion i

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2017-09-19 01:11:09

From the editor's desk, Sept. 19: PV High overcomes major hurdle

After more than a decade of lawsuits, angry meetings and countless students graduating without having experienced a complete high school, it finally happened. The Pajaro Valley Unified School District and the Watsonville Pilots Association unanimously approved an agreement last week that could allow

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2017-09-19 01:00:30

Prep football rankings: Week 5 Bay Area News Group Top 20

The biggest mover this week was Clayton Valley Charter. Fresh off its rout of Antioch last weekend, the Ugly Eagles flew up six spots, from No. 17 to No. 11. Yes, De La Salle lost. But it still has not been beaten by a Bay Area team in 26 years. Until it does, the Spartans stay No. 1. Heritage (4-0)

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:00:14

Quick Bites: Pino Alto launches new season

Aptos >> Restaurant Pino Alto, which the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts Department operates, re-opened last week with the advanced class of students acting as the main staff. Lunch is Monday-Thursday, noon to 1:30 p.m., and entrees include soup, salad and bread. Each lunch menu runs for a two-week c

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Coast Line: Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday

AptosWalk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday The Walk to End Alzheimer's registration opens 9 a.m. and the walk begins 10 a.m. Saturday at Seascape Park at Sumner Avenue and Via Soderini. The walk is a fundraising event that brings together friends, family, caregivers and community members who are commi

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Builders to pay $125K for mishandling Aptos Village storage tank

APTOS - The Santa Cruz County Superior Court ordered Barry Swenson Builders, Inc., to pay $125,000 recently as part of a settlement of a civil-environmental prosecution. According to the District Attorney's complaint filed with the court, Barry Swenson Builders improperly handled and disposed of an

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2017-09-19 01:48:05

CHP officer killed in early morning crash

California Highway Patrol officer James Branik, 44, who worked in commercial enforcement in San Martin, was killed early Tuesday morning heading south on Monterey Road when a driver turned his 2013 Chevrolet pickup onto the road from the left turn lane at Chester Avenue, according to the California

GILROY DISPATCH - 2017-09-19 19:58:00

Quick Bites: Aptos restaurant moving to Monterey

Monterey >> Aptos-based Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot (7960 Soquel Dr.) is moving to Monterey; the new location will be 476 Tyler St. Husband and wife Michel and Muriel Loubiere have operated the restaurant for about 10 years. Muriel, who has worked in restaurants since her youth on the French Rivier

MONTEREY COUNTY HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

PHOTO: Oktoberfest Santa Cruz returns

Watsonville-based German polka band The Thirsty Nine will once again perform at Oktoberfest Santa Cruz on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 High St. in Santa Cruz. The celebration of German-Bavarian culture will feature homemade German food, a selection of beers from M

REGISTER-PAJARONIAN.COM - 2017-09-19 00:58:04

CHP officer killed en route to work in South Bay

SAN MARTIN, Calif. (Jesse Gary/KTVU) - A California Highway Patrol officer riding a motorcycle was killed Tuesday morning on his way to work, sources told KTVU. The crash was reported at 5:51 a.m. in unincorporated Santa Clara County at Monterey Highway and San Martin Avenue near San Martin, accordi

BAYINSIDER - 2017-09-19 16:27:00

UPDATED: CHP officer dies in San Martin traffic accident

James Branik, a California Highway Patrol officer whose recent assignment was at the commercial vehicle scales and inspection facility on U.S. 101, died Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in San Martin, according to authorities. Branik, 44 of San Jose, was off duty riding a Suzuki motorcycle at t

MORGAN HILL TIMES - 2017-09-19 21:15:00

Quick Bites: Tomatoes, Dips, Seaweeds at New Leaf

Santa Cruz >> From noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24, New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz and Capitola will host Tomato Fests with complimentary tastes of a variety of tomatoes plus easy recipes. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 1-2:30 p.m., Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian will gi

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Law Enforcement Officer Killed in San Martin Crash: Cal Fire

A law enforcement officer was killed in a traffic collision in San Martin on Tuesday, according to Cal Fire. The fatal collision was reported at 5:51 a.m. in the area of Monterey Highway and E San Martin Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol. San Martin is located in Santa Clara County

NBC BAY AREA - 2017-09-19 16:27:09

Opinion: Monarchs need 'Airbnb for butterflies' or they'll go extinct

Bay Area News Group Archives A monarch butterfly sips nectar from swamp milkweed flower. (Bay Area News Group Archives) A monarch butterfly feeds on a flower at the Pacific Grove Monarch Sanctuary on Monday November 21, 2016. David Royal - Monterey Herald) Monarch butterflies clump together on cypru

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS - 2017-09-19 14:05:39