Watsonville native gets drafted to MLB by Minnesota Twins – KION546

Santa Cruz County, Calif. (KION-TV) – The former Aptos high school baseball player and hometown Watsonville native has been drafted by the Minnesota Twins. Infielder Luke Keyshall was drafted 49th overall by the Twins. Keith Schall finished the season with a .353 batting average and a team-leading 18 home runs at Arizona State. We spoke […]

Blake Bower Scores Tenth Career Watsonville Victory With Wmr

2022 Western Midget Racing champion Brentwood’s Blake Bower continued to dominate the race Friday night at Ocean Speedway in Watsonville, Calif., on the dirt track at Faye Grounds in Santa Cruz County. Recorded 10 career wins. Moorpark’s Bower and Todd Hawes split two heat races for an outstanding field of 15 cars during ‘Modified Madness’ […]

Former Watsonville nurse pleads guilty in sex abuse case – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Rashel Brandon speaks to attorney Anthony Robinson in court in 2017. (Dan Coyro — Santa Cruz Sentinel file) SANTA CRUZ — A former Watsonville nurse pleaded guilty to involvement in a child sex scandal Thursday, pleaded guilty to four of 44 felony counts, and was sentenced to 25 years in prison with the option of […]

Aedes aegypti mosquitos found in Watsonville – Santa Cruz Sentinel

A female Aedes aegypti is in the process of acquiring blood meal from a human host.James Gathany Center for Disease Control File Photo Watsonville – An invasive species of Aedes aegypti has been detected in Watsonville, Santa Cruz County officials announced Monday. Tiny mosquitoes that display black and white spots can carry dengue, chikungunya, Zika […]

Potentially disease-carrying mosquitoes found near Watsonville

Santa Cruz County— Santa Cruz County officials announced this week that they have discovered a mosquito species known to carry dengue, chikungunya, Zika and yellow fever in Watsonville. These diseases are not currently found in California, and Aedes aegypti found near East Lake Avenue and Holohan Road do not carry them. It is the first […]