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Abducted Children Reunite With Mom After Year In Kidnappers' Clutches

AP | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime

WATSONVILLE, Calif. -- A California woman and her two sons are back together after the boys were kidnapped and held for ransom in Mexico for more than...

Watsonville, CA: Helping 'Dreamers' Succeed | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

"Talk about what motivates you. What do you plan to do? What are your hopes?"...

Watsonville, CA Patch: Escaping the World Trade Center And Settling On A Horse Farm | Jennifer Squires | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

"It don't think about it too much; it doesn't control my life. If you let this incident control your life, the terrorists have won." --John Blauvelt,...

Plane Crashes Into Medical Building Killing Four

AP | Posted 09.07.2011 | Los Angeles

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Federal investigators on Friday raised the death toll in a small plane crash into a Central California medical building, s...

Good progress reported against Calif. blaze

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Nearly 1,000 firefighters are working to contain a blaze in California's Santa Cruz Mountains, and officials say they made good progress overnight.

The wildfire in the rugged area north of Santa Cruz began around 3 a.m. Sunday and has forced the evacuation of about 85 homes. Fueled by high winds, the fire grew to about 600 acres by nightfall, destroying a trailer and two outbuildings, and was 20 percent contained.

The flames are burning in the same place where a wildfire scorched 4,200 acres last May.

State Fire Battalion Chief Jim Crawford says officials still are evaluating Monday morning's containment numbers.

Crawford says two firefighters have suffered minor injuries.