Watsonville

Shearwater to Receive Ornithology Award

Shearwater to Receive Ornithology Award

Presentation at the 14th Annual Monterey Bay Birding Festival The Monterey Bay Birding Festival Association is honored to announce that our own, Debi Shearwater, will be presented the American Birding Association’s Ludlow Griscom Award for Outstanding Contributions in Regional Ornithology at the 2018 Monterey Bay Birding Festival on Saturday, September 29. The American Birding Association […]

Aptos High’s Rosalie Jimenez Selected for 2018-19 PVUSD Student Trustee

Aptos High’s Rosalie Jimenez Selected for 2018-19 PVUSD Student Trustee

The Office of the Superintendent of Pajaro Valley Unified School District interviewed six students representing four schools for the Student Trustee position. The interview team was inspired by the commitment and involvement of student candidates. PVUSD is excited to introduce Ms. Rosalie Jennifer Jimenez of Aptos High School as Student Trustee for the 2018-19 school […]

PVUSD’s Early Literacy Classroom Reading Challenge

PVUSD’s Early Literacy Classroom Reading Challenge

PVUSD Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rodriguez has announced a new challenge to classrooms in pre-school to 3rd grade using the early bilingual literacy app Step by Step, Growing Together. Since the implementation of this literacy app, PVUSD youngest students have read over 33 million words, an additional 15,000 hours of exposure to literacy! PVUSD will award […]

Opportunity as New PVA Executive Director

Opportunity as New PVA Executive Director

Our Pajaro Valley Arts Administrative Director, Sharon O’Neill, is relocating out of the area, and we need a super-star! Help us spread the word, and let your friends know about this opportunity. Summary Requirements: 3-5 years ED, CEO or nonprofit senior management experience Proven track record in fund development, grant writing, program development and/or institutional development. […]

Family Fun: Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House

Family Fun: Elkhorn Slough Reserve Open House

Estuaries Week • Saturday, September 22 • 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. ELKHORN SLOUGH — The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve welcomes the community to its 2018 Open House on Saturday, September 22, to celebrate National Estuaries Week with a variety of events and activities. Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, […]

Public Art Project makes a Call To Artists

Public Art Project makes a Call To Artists

Watsonville’s Behavioral Health Office Building An artist will be selected to create a site-specific public art component for the Behavioral Health Office Building (BHOB) in Watsonville. All experienced professional artists, including those who are new to the field of public art, are encouraged to apply. Accepted art forms for this project are murals, mosaics, and metal […]

Elkhorn Slough $685,000 Grant for Visitor Center Improvements

Elkhorn Slough $685,000 Grant for Visitor Center Improvements

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced that the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve received a $685,000.00 federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA). These funds will support Phase II of the Reserve’s Visitor Services Enhancement Project. NOAA’s grant will fund improvements to the Reserve’s Visitor Center, including the construction of a redesigned […]

Bontadelli Family Establishes Memorial Fund

Bontadelli Family Establishes Memorial Fund

It was announced that local farmer Steve Bontadelli has donated $25,000 to the organization, Agri-Culture, for the purpose of establishing the Ernest & Beverley Bontadelli Memorial Fund. Ernie Bontadelli passed away peacefully at his home this summer. On the previous evening he had attending the 101st Annual Dinner of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau on […]

New Air Medical Base to Open in County

New Air Medical Base to Open in County

CALSTAR Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of REACH Air Medical Holdings, has announced that it will open a new air medical transport base in Santa Cruz County California at Watsonville Airport. The base will provide emergency air medical transport services to the communities of Santa Cruz County and the surrounding regions. “We are incredibly proud […]

Groundbreaking for New PVPSA Home

Groundbreaking for New PVPSA Home

Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA) will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for their new additional location located at 411 East Lake Avenue in Watsonville. Guests and speakers will include community leaders and dignitaries. PVPSA’s Kids Corner Plus! Capital Campaign has raised $2.7 million of the $3.1 million project that will house the expansion […]

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