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01/31/2023

PAJARO—The Pajaro River came within a few inches of overtopping its banks—and overwhelming the structures put in place to stop flooding—during the series of atmospheric rivers that swept through the region in the early part of January. That is according …

01/31/2023

MONTEREY—The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be jam packed once again with hundreds of spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite professional star athletes, actors or musicians battling it out on the golf course from Feb. 1-5. “Building …

01/30/2023

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Jan. 23-29. Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and stats to jreyes@pajaronian.com. Follow sports editor Juan Reyes on …

01/29/2023

BOULDER CREEK—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies on Sunday arrested a juvenile suspected in the shooting death of an 18-year-old male at a party on Saturday. Authorities are not yet releasing any information about the suspect because they are a minor. …

01/29/2023

BOULDER CREEK—Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s detectives are looking for a suspect who fatally shot a victim in Boulder Creek Saturday night during a party. According to the Sheriff’s office, deputies responded to the 1000 block of Brimblecom Road at about …

01/28/2023

APTOS— The Aptos High boys’ basketball team hosted Santa Cruz High on Friday for its most anticipated game of the season. Both teams have been fierce Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League rivals for years, which seems to become more accentuated …

01/27/2023

A Watsonville firefighter helps clean up the scene of a two-vehicle crash on East Lake Avenue at Blackburn Street Thursday night. Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said Margarito Martinez-Garcia, 19, was traveling westbound in a Honda Accord at 7:20pm when …

01/26/2023

APTOS—It’s been nearly a year since Aptos High junior Diego Hernandez was denied a league crown after coming up short to Harbor High’s Christian Cruz in last season’s wrestling finals. On Wednesday, he got a chance at some redemption against …

01/26/2023

WATSONVILLE—A man wanted on several local and federal warrants was arrested after fleeing from officers and crashing into two cars Wednesday. Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said the ordeal began around 1:50pm when patrol officers attempted to pull over a …

01/26/2023

WATSONVILLE—A Disaster Recovery Center is now operating at Ramsay Park to help residents impacted by recent storms and flooding in this area. The public can access information and resources needed for recovery, regardless of the type of damage suffered, location …

01/26/2023

WATSONVILLE—David Toriumi, who ran his eponymous auto repair shop in Watsonville for nearly four decades–starting in a one-bay shop behind his home before expanding to the garage at 38 Menker St.—and who coached generations of young people after discovering an …

01/26/2023

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday voted unanimously to appoint a member to fill the seat vacated when Maria Orozco joined the Watsonville City Council. The Board could have also filled the Trustee Area 6 …