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Class of 1970 - WHS/Aptos/Mora 50th Class Reunion - September 2020

May 6, 2019 by Darlene Stracener Amark (Register to contact)

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Class of 1970 WHS-AHS-MHS 50th Reunion will be held September 19, 2020 at the Seascape Golf Club from 6-11 p.m. Tickets go on sale soon so please register at our website http://www.*****/****
We need your help in finding classmates who have moved away. If you keep in touch with other 1970 grads, you can post their information in the "Missing Classmates" section of http://www.*****/**** after you register. Please include as much info as possible including email, mailing address, phone numbers, and maiden name/married name, and the specific high school attended. Hope to see you ALL at next year's Fabulous 50th Reunion!

Class of 1970 - WHS/Aptos/Mora 50th Class Reunion - Summer 2020

February 25, 2019 by Darlene Stracener Amark (Register to contact)

We're starting to work on our 50th high school reunion. Stay tuned to this site, to Facebook groups mentioning Watsonville for more info!

Multi-Class Reunion for WHS hosted by Class of 1967

April 16, 2012 by Louita Berry (Register to contact)

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Multi-Class Reunion happening September 29, 2012 at the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom. Class of 1967 invites WHS and Mora HS Classes 1963 thru 1969. Contact Louita (Clemons)Berry for further information. *****@aol.com

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Watsonville High School students protest climate change inaction  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — At 9:46 a.m. on May 24, a bell sounded at Watsonville High School and students flooded out of their classrooms. But instead of grabbing a ...



New Asst. Principals For Watsonville High, Rolling Hills Middle  Watsonville, CA Patch

Watsonville High, Rolling Hills Elementary - Watsonville, CA - Joseph Gregorio takes the spot at Watsonville High School, while Selene Munoz Casas is ...



James (Jim) Clark  Register Pajaronian

June 8, 1939 – September 2, 2019. Jim Clark passed away peacefully at home, on September 2, 2019. Jim was born on June 8, 1939 in Bend, Oregon and was ...



Watsonville High's spring musical opens Wednesday  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE—The Watsonville High School drama department has been hard at work for the past few months rehearsing for its upcoming spring musical ...



Watsonville High graduating class full of stars, stories  Register Pajaronian

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Watsonville HS Students Master Agriculture, Horticulture Classes  Watsonville, CA Patch

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Bill Sunderland Auto Shop named for former longtime teacher  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Almost a half-century after Bill Sunderland began teaching auto shop at Watsonville High School, his former classroom will now bear his ...



Spelling out the drama  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — On a rainy Monday afternoon, just after the final bell had rung at Watsonville High School, a small group of students gathered in the school's ...



Nearly 70 Innovators Honored At Pajaro Valley USD  Watsonville, CA Patch

70 Innovators Honored At Pajaro Valley USD - Watsonville, CA - Peers and family members turned out at Watsonville High School Mello Center to celebrate the ...



At long last: Construction to begin on PV High athletic field  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — For nearly 15 years, Pajaro Valley High School students have played “home” games at rival schools, and practiced on a misshapen field ...



A new path  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE —Watsonville's newest charter school welcomed 180 kindergarten through second-grade students when class started for the first time Tuesday ...



Pajaro Valley Unified investigates two Watsonville High teachers’ alleged conduct  Santa Cruz Sentinel

WATSONVILLE >> Pajaro Valley Unified School District authorities are investigating complaints made against at least two Watsonville High School teachers, ...



Teens arrested for burglary  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Four Watsonville teens were arrested Monday after allegedly burglarizing a residence on Lakeview Road, abandoning their vehicle near ...



Santana lead singer visits WHS, launches fundraiser  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — After Andy Vargas graduated from Watsonville High School in 1995, he immediately began to pursue his passion for singing. Four years later ...



Margaret “Peggy” Ann Ernst  Register Pajaronian

Born March 8, 1948 and Peacefully entered rest February 20, 2019. Peggy was born in Hendricks, Minnesota to Dale and Dorothy Fuhs. In the third grade they ...



PVUSD Celebrates Signing Day  Patch.com

From PVUSD: May is college acceptance season and today, PVUSD, in collaboration with UCSC's Educational Partnership Center, celebrated college bound ...



What's going on? | July 13-19  Register Pajaronian

Saturday, July 13. Special events. Watsonville Relay for Life. The 24-hour fundraiser for the American Cancer Society at Watsonville High School starts at 9 a.m. ...



Local students succeed at MESA championship  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE—Every Monday at lunchtime, a group of Watsonville High School students file into a small classroom on the edge of campus to talk math, ...



School year rolling with new admins, new program  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Ivan Alcaraz spent the entirety of his childhood education in Pajaro Valley Unified School District. He attended Alianza, E.A. Hall Middle and ...



Spirit of Watsonville parade photos  Register Pajaronian

A trio of Watsonville Police officers kick off the Spirit of Watsonville parade. — Tony Nunez/Register-Pajaronian. Watsonville band 1 7-5 web. The Watsonville ...



PVUSD holds second annual College Signing Day  Register Pajaronian

APTOS — The Pajaro Valley Unified School District on May 17, in collaboration with UC Santa Cruz's Educational Partnership Center, celebrated more than 200 ...



Coach Accused Of Soliciting Provocative Photos From Student  Watsonville, CA Patch

Coach Accused Of Soliciting 'Provocative' Photos - Watsonville, CA - Police said Pajaro Valley High School employee Matthew Davis, 36, was arrested ...



Watsonville Relay for Life eclipses $100K for second year  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Watsonville's annual Relay for Life event hauled in more than $100,000 for the second consecutive year, organizers reported on Monday.



PVUSD a step closer to purchasing The Towers  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — If a plan approved Wednesday by the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees comes to fruition, the district could soon own its ...



Words of wonder  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE—For years, Watsonville High School P.E. teacher and coach Nikki Lewen wrote only for herself and those closest to her. Not many of her ...



County gearing up for Fireworks sales  Register Pajaronian

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District sets groundbreaking date for PV High sports field  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Nearly 15 years after students first walked onto its campus, with generations of athletes forced to practice at other schools, Pajaro Valley High ...



Robert Edward Atwood  Register Pajaronian

Robert Edward Atwood was peacefully and gently welcomed into the arms of Jesus on June 20, 2019. He was at his home in Corralitos with the love of his life ...



Pajaro Valley Pride returns Sunday  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — For the past four years, local non-profit organization Pajaro Valley Pride has held its very own celebration and march in downtown ...



Relay For Life returns to Watsonville this weekend  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Relay For Life of Watsonville will return for its 17th year this weekend at Watsonville High School. Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the The ...



PVUSD repairing multiple schools throughout summer  Register Pajaronian

Several major construction projects are underway at multiple Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) schools. On top of the long-awaited construction of ...



Putting a CAP on their education  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — From the time they set foot on campus as freshmen, Watsonville High School's students become a part of their community. It's a giant ...



First image selected for 'Watsonville Brillante'  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — The Watsonville Parks & Recreation Commission on Aug. 5 approved the first image for “Watsonville Brillante,” a 12,000-square-foot mosaic ...



Students cry: 'Enough!'  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — The walkout at Watsonville High School Wednesday began at 10 a.m., when a small group of students walked through campus, shouting ...



Regeneración honored by Mayor in Fourth parade  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Just a few years ago Nancy Faulstich and a small but dedicated group of Pajaro Valley residents were working out of her living room and ...



Rhea DeHart, “The lion of Pajaro,” dies  Register Pajaronian

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Dodge beats Yahiro in PVUSD race  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Daniel Dodge Jr. has clinched the Trustee Area 4 seat on the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees, ending the 28-year run ...



What's going on? | July 20-26  Register Pajaronian

Saturday, July 20. Special events. Paper Airplane Challenge. Create and fly paper airplanes, learn about aviation past, present and future at Watsonville Public ...



What's going on? | May 4-10  Register Pajaronian

Weekly events calendar for May 4-10. Saturday, May 4. Special events. Free comic book day. Atlantis Fantasyworld in Santa Cruz is hosting its 18th annual Free ...



Annual literacy event held at Starlight Elementary  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Groups of elementary students, many in their Halloween costumes, gathered in Starlight Elementary School's quad Wednesday for the ...



Firefighting his 'calling': Former Division Chief takes Watsonville Fire's top job  Register Pajaronian

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A 'real-world' lesson  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — With music playing softly in the background, a group of students at New School Community Day School on Friday was focused on piles of ...



Watsonville Community Band prepares for spring concerts  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Longtime Watsonville Community Band member Eugene Smith currently lives in Calaveras County, a some 200 miles from his hometown of ...



PVUSD Area 4: Two newcomers challenge board veteran  Register Pajaronian

Editor's note: This is the final installment in a series of interviews with candidates running for seats on the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees.



PVUSD bids farewell to longtime board members  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE ‑ The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday said farewell to members Willie Yahiro, Leslie De Rose and Jeff ...



Omar Melgoza-Cortes  Register Pajaronian

Omar Melgoza-Cortes died on June 3 at Mission Hospice. He was 26. He was born in Michoacán, Mexico to a loving family who moved to California after he was ...



Riots in 1930 revealed Watsonville racism: California apologizes to Filipino Americans  Santa Cruz Sentinel

WATSONVILLE – Hundreds of white men armed with pistols and clubs roamed the streets of Watsonville for five days in January 1930, beating Filipino field ...



About Town, Week of April 22  Register Pajaronian

April 26, 2019: Tarmo Hannula: If you're out driving around Watsonville today, and plan to in the next several days, be aware that there is construction going on ...



Letters to the Editor, June 21, 2019  Register Pajaronian

Leave the City Plaza alone. To the Editor,. A word of advice to the new Parks & Rec. Director and the City Council, don't mess with the Plaza. It's been tried ...



PVUSD announces new admins  Register Pajaronian

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Stories from the streets  Register Pajaronian

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Local detailer lands presidential project  Register Pajaronian

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PV Chamber announces annual awardees  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Alex Solano has always been the man behind the scenes, helping out fellow veterans, students and any community member in need.



Meet Watsonville's New Semi-Pro Soccer Team  goodtimes.sc

Ville FC, a new semi-professional soccer team launched this spring in Watsonville, plans to compete in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).



PVUSD Welcomes New School Administrators  Patch.com

PVUSD Welcomes New School Administrators - Watsonville, CA - The Mission of the Pajaro Valley Unified School District is to educate and to support learners ...



Smokescreen  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — For several decades, public health officials battled cigarette smoking by young people, and by many accounts, those efforts have been ...



Watsonville High stages musical ‘In the Heights’ with cast from five schools  Santa Cruz Sentinel

WATSONVILLE >> Watsonville High School and Pajaro Valley High School will present the modern musical “In the Heights” starting Friday this weekend and ...



About Town, Week of May 20  Register Pajaronian

May 24, 2019: Johanna Miller: On Wednesday E.A. Hall Middle School will host a free event: the 2nd Annual “Oscars Night” Student Film Showcase, hosted by ...



Farm Bureau names Edward Ortega Farmer of the Year  Register Pajaronian

Edward Ortega of Ortega Berry Farms was recently selected by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau as the 2019 Farmer of the Year. “Most farmers, we work, ...



About Town, Week of Feb. 4  Register Pajaronian

Friday, Feb. 8: Tarmo Hannula: On the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf a crew from Coastline Environmental Demolition of Watsonville was busy Friday morning ...



Election 2018, City Council: Parker receives majority of votes in three-person District 7 race; Garcia, Estrada pull ahead  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Ari Parker garnered more than 52 percent of the vote in the three-person race for the District 7 seat on the Watsonville City Council.



Rhea Wood DeHart  Register Pajaronian

Rhea Wood DeHart, longtime educator, community leader and activist died in Watsonville, California on August 5, 2019. She was 96. Margaret Rhea Wood was ...



City, school district launch summer internship program  Register Pajaronian

(Andrea Curtis (left), executive assistant for the City of Watsonville, gives Watsonville High School seniors Juan Vargas and Yannely Collazo a run-through of the ...



Sarah Kathryn Frost  Register Pajaronian

Sarah Kathryn Frost, recently of Monterey, passed away on July 23, 2019 at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital following a brief illness and surrounded by her ...



Watsonville councilman asks for murder suspect’s release  Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ — A Watsonville city councilman on official letterhead asked for a former neighbor, student and Future Farmers of America affiliate charged with ...



Teacher earns Ph.D. in front of school audience  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — When Watsonville High School government and economics teacher Sara Roe received her Ph.D. on Oct. 2, she defended her dissertation in ...



Robert “Bob” Dickens  Register Pajaronian

Robert “Bob” Dickens, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, friend, businessman, Eagle Scout, and pilot, slipped the surly bonds of earth for ...



What's going on? | April 27-May 3  Register Pajaronian

Saturday, April 27. Special events. SACO hosting Rack of Lamb BBQ. The Slavic American Cultural Organization is hosting its Annual Lamb barbeque at ...



Crystal Marquez Galper  Register Pajaronian

Crystal Marquez Galper was surrounded by loved ones when she lost her seven-year battle with breast cancer on March 25, 2019. She was 53. She was born ...



Election letters to the editor, Nov. 2  Register Pajaronian

Re-elect Leslie De Rose. To the Editor,. Leslie De Rose is an exceptional school board trustee, currently serving as the school board president. Leslie is ...



A life-changing trip  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Even before he joined several of his peers on a cross-country trip to see some of the top universities in the U.S. in late September, Pajaro ...



Watsonville City Council, District 5: Incumbent faces challenger  Register Pajaronian

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of interviews with candidates running for the Watsonville City Council. WATSONVILLE — Incumbent Rebecca Garcia ...



About Town, Week of Aug. 5  Register Pajaronian

Aug. 9, 2019: Tarmo Hannula: A nation on edge: A motorcycle backfire in Times Square in New York the other day cleared the streets in a wave of panic.



Take the plunge  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — The Parks and Community Services Department Summer Aquatics Program, held at the Watsonville High School pool, is up and running.



Nathan Jay Sorensen  Register Pajaronian

October 28, 1937 – November 3, 2018. Nathan Jay Sorensen, 81, was born to Nick and Helen Sorensen in Salinas, and moved with his family to Watsonville, ...



Julie Hernandez (Ibarra)  Register Pajaronian

Julie Ann Hernandez (Ibarra) died on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018 at home surrounded by her beloved husband, children and grandchildren by her side after bravely ...



Kenneth Glen Vilhauer  Register Pajaronian

1930 - 2019. With his family by his side, Ken passed away from esophageal cancer at age 89 on July 31, 2019. He was born on March 27, 1930 to Paul and ...



Relay For Life raises $100K for cancer research  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — More than 1.7 million people across the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the American Cancer ...



Full of cheer  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — On a cloudy Tuesday evening recently, about 40 girls, their parents and six cheerleading coaches gathered on the front lawn at Linscott ...



PVUSD election season kicks off: A look at Trustee Area 7  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — With three seats up for reelection, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees could see its biggest shakeup in years. Several ...



Man suspected of felony sex crimes arrested at gunpoint  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — A 20-year-old Watsonville man was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony sex crimes with a juvenile. Watsonville Police said ...



Wallace “Wally” R. Roberts  Register Pajaronian

June 7, 1924 – June 29, 2019. Wally died peacefully with his family by his side on June 29, 2019. He was 95 years old. Born in Modesto in 1924 to A.L. (Bob) ...



EA Hall unveils 'fab lab'  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — About one year ago, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees approved a plan to create “21st century learning spaces” ...



College-bound students celebrate at the Civic Auditorium  UC Santa Cruz

May 02, 2019. By Jennifer McNulty. Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit. csd-obama_400.jpg Former First Lady Michelle ...



WHS Hall of Famers honored  Register Pajaronian

(Photo by Mas Hashimoto). WATSONVILLE — Hundreds of students filled the Henry J. Mello Center Friday morning to see four people join the ranks of their ...



City approves PV High's long-awaited sports field  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Pajaro Valley High School is the closest it's ever been to building its long-awaited athletic field. And after Tuesday night, it just needs to wait a ...



Inspiring young students to branch into STEM  UC Santa Cruz

April 26, 2017. By Dan White. Share this story:TwitterFacebookGoogle+LinkedInReddit. Watsonville High.jpg The visiting Watsonville High School students ...



Gonzalez sworn into city council  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — As Aurelio Gonzalez was sworn into the Watsonville City Council, Charles Montoya handed the reins to new City Manager Matt Huffaker ...



Santa Cruz, Harbor, Watsonville, Aptos football games canceled due to wildfire smoke  KSBW The Central Coast

Air quality is unhealthy for sensitive groups because of several massive wildfires burning over 100 miles away, in Northern California.



Big little leis: California graduates don money leis as tradition, side hustle grows  The Salinas Californian

"It bonds people. It reminds us that money is symbolic, it's not just a piece of exchange."



Woman's Club awards scholarships  Register Pajaronian

(Chloe Deleissegues (from left), Victoria Otvos and Emily Kwok are three of six recipients of scholarships presented by the Watsonville Woman's Club at a ...



Gonzalez looking to fill vacant council seat  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Aurelio Gonzalez is vying for the District 2 seat on the Watsonville City Council. He will face off against Jenni Veitch-Olson in the June 5 ...



Laurel Ruth Gephart  Gilroy Dispatch

Laurel Ruth (McDill) Gephart entered the Kingdom of Heaven on December 06, 2018 after a courageous battle with colon cancer. Born in Chicago IL on January ...



Community briefs, Feb. 20: YMCA sets fundraising goal for 120th year  Register Pajaronian

YMCA sets fundraising goal for 120th year. WATSONVILLE — For its 120th anniversary this year, the Watsonville YMCA has set a $60,000 fundraising goal for ...



Watsonville man gets a year in jail for throwing deadly punch  Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ — During an emotional hearing Thursday, the Watsonville man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for a punch that resulted in the ...



A musical homecoming  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — When singer Andy Vargas heard that the City of Watsonville would be celebrating its 150th birthday in 2018, he knew he had to somehow be ...



What's going on? | June 29-July 5  Register Pajaronian

Events calendar for June 29-July 5: Saturday, June 29. Recurring events. Aptos Farmers' Market. Open rain or shine, the Aptos Farmers' Market at Cabrillo ...



Blazing a path for women  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — For 21 years, Maria Campos has helped women who are victims of domestic violence get through a difficult time in their lives. As a domestic ...



Remembering the veterans  Register Pajaronian

WATSONVILLE — Richard Montalvo was born and raised in Watsonville, and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1967. Robert Swinn lives in Scotts ...



Mark Davis  Gilroy Dispatch

Mark Davis, 67 of Gilroy, CA passed away April 12, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Born August 9, 1951 to Gordon “Bud” and Frances (Lopes) Davis of ...



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