Watsonville

Michelle Loxton

The fear of immigration raids at local farms was heightened after President Trump recently tweeted about mass deportations. On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Congressman Jimmy Panetta addressed that concern after a town hall in Watsonville.

Samantha Clark


Driscoll’s, the world’s largest berry distributor, has a reputation of being socially responsible in an industry often criticized for abuses. Even so, farmworkers and activists are targeting the family-owned company, saying it allows unfair labor practices.

Krista Almanzan

Summer has arrived at Watsonville’s Pinto Lake Park. School children are having end of year picnics, and the RV camping spots are filling up.   But what hasn’t arrived are the toxic algal blooms.   

In recent years Pinto Lake has been plagued by chronic blooms of a toxic blue green algae.  It looks bad, smells worse and has the potential to make people sick.