Most of the crops may be in, but it seems like there's never downtime in Watsonville. Here's some news you can use this week:
- The Watsonville Youth City Council meets tonight at 5 in the City Council Chambers, on the fourth floor, 275 Main St. Learn more about the program here and watch for the report on youth safety. More than 600 students at four area high schools took a survey asking questions similar to "Do you feel comfortable approaching a police officer?" and "Where in the city do you feel unsafe?" (Also, don't worry about the lack for a District 6 representative. The student was overloaded with other obligations and had to step down from the youth council, not unlike what some past adult Watsonville City Council members have done.)
- The adult Watsonville City Council approved a master plan that will add 33 new miles of walking and biking in the city during its meeting Tuesday. Read more about it in this Santa Cruz Sentinel story.
- Toys for Tots is looking for warehouse space so its volunteer elves have a central place to collect and wrap donated toys for South County children. The organization is hoping for at least 7,000 square feet from now until the end of December. Contact Deborah Valadez at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit santacruzcounty.toysfortots.org.
- Celebrate the public ownership of the Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line with a whistle-stop tour of Santa Cruz County on Saturday. .
What else is going on? Tell us in comments or post your event here on the Patch calendar to help get the word out.