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New Legislation Would Ease Welfare-to-Work Rules for Single Parents

Assembly Bill 1728, introduced by Assemblymembers Robert Rivas (D-Salinas) and Blanca Rubio (D-Baldwin Park), would exempt single parents receiving CalWORKs benefits from “welfare-to-work” requirements for the first three years of their child’s life.

(Jan. 28, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Felton Library Friends Celebrate Reopening of Local Branch

In February 2020, more than 2,000 people celebrated the grand opening of the new Felton Library—but the closing cam just a few weeks later, due to COVID. The new building sat empty for over a year.

(Nov. 2, 2021) → Read the full San Lorenzo Valley Post report

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Digital NEST to expand into Stockton

WATSONVILLE—Watsonville-based nonprofit Digital NEST announced it will open a new location in Stockton next year.  The expansion into the Central Valley kicks off plans to scale up to a total of nine communities in Northern California by the end of …


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New community center aims to change youth outcomes

WATSONVILLE—A new community center is set to open in Watsonville on Wednesday, with the goal of supporting local at-risk youth and their families. The Luna y Sol Familia Center at 14 Madison St. is a program of the Community Action …


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Traffic safety plan around Lakeview Middle School moves forward

WATSONVILLE—A plan to improve traffic and pedestrian safety at a notoriously busy intersection on the outskirts of Watsonville took a step forward Wednesday.  The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to allow the California Department of …


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Scotts Valley boy’s suicide prompts calls for SVUSD to address issues

Red was 15-year-old Scotts Valley High School freshman Mateo Deihl’s favorite color. Now, attendees at his Celebration of Life, to be held at Roaring Camp in Felton on Saturday, have been asked to adorn themselves in this hue, in his …


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Sharks standout Mariah Montalvo signs with Santa Clara softball

WATSONVILLE—There comes a time when high school senior student-athletes have to make the tough decision of what school they want to attend in the fall. St. Francis High softball standout Mariah Montalvo had several choices on her list. In the …


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Two CDC Reports Indicate COVID Vaccines Rarely Lead to Problems in Younger Children

Most of the 43,000 children surveyed reported nothing more than pain at the site of the shot, fatigue or a headache, especially after the second dose


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SLVUSD Trustees Hear Rough Draft of 4-H Club Proposal

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District trustees were wowed by the passionate and studied presentation by a student who was trying to persuade them to support an on-campus agricultural program. Lexi Lemus had originally shown up to speak during a …


Image caption: New Year's Day has been a time for celebration for at least 4,000 years.
Happy New Year, Explained

New Year's celebrations have been around as long as civilization itself. Here's how they started and how California marks the New Year today.


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Destination Nerdville

Good Times reports on why Watsonville’s first gathering for fans of comics, LARP and video games matters.


Image caption: A new bill would expand the state's paid family leave.
New Bill Makes Paid Family Leave Affordable for All Workers

A new bill now in the state Senate would make paid family leave accessible even to workers on the lowest end of the income spectrum.


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