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Watsonville Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

WATSONVILLE, CA — Here's your weather forecast for the week ahead, as reported by Darksky. Light rain in the morning. Clear throughout the day. Partly cloudy starting in the evening.


Off-road engine added to fire department’s fleet

WATSONVILLE — The Watsonville Fire Department recently purchased an off-road fire engine, and at a drastically reduced price. According to Fire Chief Pablo Barreto, the fire department purchased the 2009 KME Type 3 engine from the Santa Clara Fire Department through a planned replacement program at


Big plans on tap in Watsonville

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Long night for motorists stranded in snow as storm hits Southern California mountains

Hundreds of drivers were stranded in the Grapevine when a powerful snowstorm closed Interstate 5 for hours. As of Monday morning, the southbound 5 was back open with California Highway Patrol escorts. Northbound 5 was still closed but could reopen later this morning.


18 trillion gallons of water has fallen in California so far this month

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - It's been a stormy 2019 for California so far, and we're only a little more than two months into the new year!. So exactly how much water has fallen in California this month?


Watsonville PD warns of child prescription drug use

WATSONVILLE, Calif. - The Watsonville Police Department is warning people of how easy it is for children to access prescription drugs. "The reality is most teens have shown that the first access point they get to any drugs is in the home," said Sgt Nick Baldrige in a Facebook video posted by WPD, Fr


5 New Watsonville Area Properties For Sale

WATSONVILLE, CA — When you're in the market for some new digs, keeping tabs on all the latest listings can take hours of tedious investigating online. That's why we've gone ahead and done the prepwork for you.


2 Southern California highways reopened after storm

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities have reopened two major Southern California highways that were closed because of ice and snow, stranding hundreds of motorists overnight. The California Highway Patrol says Monday that traffic started moving again around 11 a.m. Monday in northbound lanes of Interstat


California woman stabbed officer after driving over 100 mph on Interstate 5, police say

A California Highway Patrol officer was stabbed in the back on Friday after pulling over a woman who had been traveling over 100 mph on Interstate 5, officials said. Haile Neil, 25, is facing attempted murder charges after stabbing the officer during the traffic stop near the town of Williams, locat


No, Gov. Gavin Newsom didn’t kill high-speed rail. But what’s his Plan B?

It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet trains would race workers to and from booming Silicon Valley in the Bay Area, bridging the economic and cultural gap between urban and rural California.


Southern California man arrested following death of 6-month-old daughter

SAN BERNARDINO (AP) - Authorities say a Southern California man has been arrested following the death of his 6-month-old daughter. The Sun reports Alfonso Ornelas was arrested on suspicion of murder and assault on a child causing death after the baby died at a hospital Saturday.


This California mansion and buffalo farm owned by $180 million lottery winner is now for sale

A California construction executive who won a $180 million lottery is selling his ridge-top mansion and 865-acre property in Santa Barbara County for $26 million. Rick Knudsen, who won the Mega Millions jackpot in August 2014, is in search of another project beyond the chateau-style mansion, buffalo


Parolee Back Behind Bars After Traffic Stop in Gilroy

A convicted felon was back behind bars Sunday after deputies say they found weapons in his car. Aaron Haygood, 31, a convicted felon on probation for dangerous drugs, was arrested after an alert deputy spotted a car with a broken brake light Saturday night in unincorporated Gilroy, the Santa Clara C


Mountain lion removed from tree in California backyard

(CNN)Firefighters are well known for their cat-rescuing skills. But members of San Bernardino County Fire department faced a bigger challenge than your average trapped tabby when called to a home in California on Saturday.


Off-duty deputy killed in suspected DUI crash in California

CHINO, Calif. — Officials say an off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a traffic collision, and the driver of the other car was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.


Watsonville chamber’s ‘Top Gun’ expo, job fair slated April 25

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture will combine its business expo with a job fair from 4-7 p.m. April 25 at the Crosetti Hall and Arts Building at the Santa Cruz County Fairground, 2601 E. Lake Ave.


California teen makes chocolate roses for every girl in school

LOS BANOS (KSEE) - A Los Banos teenager made hundreds of chocolate roses to make sure every girl in his school got one for Valentine’s Day. Daniel Herrera is an 11th grader at Pacheco High School.


California's gun seizure program hits hurdles

Authorities in California are struggling to enforce a state law that permits officials to seize firearms from people with previous criminal convictions or mental health issues – running into staffing and budgetary issues that have contributed to a massive backlog of guns marked for confiscation.


About Town, Week of Feb. 18

• Pinto Lake is full. It’s so full that city officials closed the gate to Pinto Lake City Park last week. They reopened it Monday but under guarded conditions. A big hunk of reeds, like a little island, has drifted into the boat launch area and parked itself there. A few years ago a huge island of r


California man faces hate crime charges after punching 7-Eleven clerk, saying he 'hated Muslims'

A homeless California man was charged with a hate crime after he allegedly punched and threw hot coffee on a 7-Eleven employee on Wednesday and claimed he "hated Muslims," officials said.