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Scene from a fatal small plane crash in Watsonville on July 7, 2011. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Family Killed In Watsonville Plane Crash

Four people were killed in a small plane crash in Watsonville Thursday evening, two more than initially reported, federal investigators confirmed Friday morning.

KPIX 5–07/08/2011

Scene from a fatal small plane crash in Watsonville on July 7, 2011. (CBS)

Plane Crashes Into Watsonville Medical Office, 2 Dead

Two people were killed when a small plane crashed into a medical office building in Watsonville Thursday evening.

CBS San Francisco–07/07/2011

A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

Pacific Gas & Electric SmartMeters Coming To Santa Cruz County

At the end of June, Pacific Gas and Electric plans to install SmartMeters in Soquel, Scotts Valley and Watsonville areas where opposition to the wireless devices has been strongest.


Watsonville Man Suspected In String Of School Burglaries

Deputies investigating a string of school burglaries in Santa Cruz County arrested a Watsonville man Thursday on suspicion of possessing stolen property.

CBS San Francisco–06/04/2011

Tanya Thienngern (Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff's Office)

Watsonville Teacher Sex Defendant Unable To Defend Herself

The lawyer for a Santa Cruz area teacher charged with having sex with a teen student says severe car accident injuries have left her unable to defend herself.

CBS San Francisco–12/10/2010

gang crackdown

Gang Crackdown Pays Off In Watsonville

Aggressive police work and community involvement have led to a significant downturn in gang violence within the last 10 months, according to Watsonville Police.



Watsonville Teen Murder Suspect Charged As Adult

The Santa Cruz County DA’s office has decided to charge a 17-year-old boy as an adult. The suspect is accused of killing Fiesta Latino Market owner Yayha Ahmed.



Watsonville Teen Pulled Over, Arrested In Stolen Car

A Watsonville boy was arrested on Saturday night on suspicion of stealing a car and child endangerment, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

CBS San Francisco–10/03/2010

Quake Near Watsonville

A 4.0 quake rocked the Central Valley Monday afternoon.