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Join us at Kelly's Books in Watsonville for a book talk about Castro Adobe in the Twentieth Century on Nov. 15


The ParkStore annual Holiday Sale is coming Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Get the best deals of the year!


Elephant seal season is nearing at Año Nuevo State Park. Make plans now!


Come celebrate the 146th anniversary of Pigeon Point Lighthouse November 17th from 1-7 pm!


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