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Sheriff’s Unmanned Aerial Systems: Drones

Sheriff’s Unmanned Aerial Systems: Drones

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office has released a Surveillance Impact Report for the acquisition of an Unmanned Aerial System. A 30-day public comment period is open from September 12 to October…

Santa Cruz County Police/Fire Updates View all

Disaster Preparation Drill Thursday, September 6!

Disaster Preparation Drill Thursday, September 6!

Tomorrow, Sept. 6, Santa Cruz County will be participating in a Bay Area-wide disaster preparation drill. The drill will take place 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and…

Columnists

Fall Means Stepping Up Our Wild Land Fire Safety

Fall Means Stepping Up Our Wild Land Fire Safety

It’s the 4th Quarter and We Have the Lead. Let’s Finish Strong! By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain,…

The Weather In Texas

The Weather In Texas

By Janet Payne-Downs As of this writing, Florence, a category 5 hurricane is headed for the Carolinas.…

A Drug’s Journey Through the Human Body — Part Two

A Drug’s Journey Through the Human Body — Part Two

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. In my last article I discussed how acetaminophen’s absorption and metabolism occurs in…

Measure D Update: September 2018

Measure D Update: September 2018

By Zach Friend When voters approved Measure D in the end of 2016 it was the first…

Marlene: Nothing like a Fuzzy Bunny

Marlene: Nothing like a Fuzzy Bunny

Marlene (ID #A248869) is an outgoing and relaxed little bunny. She is about a year old and…

Welcome to Transportation Talk

Welcome to Transportation Talk

By Shannon Munz Welcome to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) first monthly Transportation Talk…

Fall is Coming: It’s a Great Time to Plant!

Fall is Coming: It’s a Great Time to Plant!

By Melanie Schumacher Soquel Creek Water District offers fall planting tips and ways to save water and…

One Fear About Moving

One Fear About Moving

By Janet Payne Downs Last Sunday I took my car to Master Car Wash on 41st Ave,…

Exploring Proposition 6: The Repeal of SB 1

Exploring Proposition 6: The Repeal of SB 1

By Zach Friend In the last issue I wrote an overview of some local and state ballot…

How Can Life Insurance Help You?

How Can Life Insurance Help You?

You may not be aware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Of course, you…

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New Medicare Cards are Coming!

New Medicare Cards are Coming!

Identification Will No Longer Use Your Social Security Number By Greg Dill Starting in April 2018, Medicare…

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Upcoming Events

Sep
12
Wed
7:00 pm Introduction to Mindfulness @ Aptos Branch Library
Introduction to Mindfulness @ Aptos Branch Library
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm
FREE, no registration and drop-ins welcome. Every Wednesday from September 12th to October 17th. This course introduces the student to the practice of mindfulness in daily life. It is informed by theories and practices that[...]
Sep
15
Sat
10:00 am Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Branch Library
Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Branch Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm
A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. Every Saturday until Dec. 15th. Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts. – Bird Watching[...]
Sep
25
Tue
10:00 am National Voter Registration Day @ Santa Cruz Public Libraries
National Voter Registration Day @ Santa Cruz Public Libraries
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Drop-in to your neighborhood branch during regular hours of operation for assistance and voter registration materials. Santa Cruz Public Libraries has partnered with the SC County Elections Department again this year to promote and make[...]
Sep
26
Wed
all-day Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Sep 26 all-day
Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens 8:30am, Valley Gardens 263 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley Feeling over par? So do we. The “Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens” invites you to join our affable group of senior[...]
7:00 pm ReGeneration Church Mid-week Ser... @ ReGeneration Church
ReGeneration Church Mid-week Ser... @ ReGeneration Church
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm
ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service 7pm Worship and Bible Study Join us for verse-by-verse teaching of the Old Testament every Wednesday night. www.TheReGenerationChurch.com for details
7:00 pm Santa Cruz County Prostate Cance... @ Katz Cancer Resource Center
Santa Cruz County Prostate Cance... @ Katz Cancer Resource Center
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Santa Cruz County Prostate Cancer Support Group @ Katz Cancer Resource Center
Our first meeting at the Katz center will be on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 and then monthly, always on the last Wednesday of each month. We do not have a December meeting. NAME: Santa Cruz[...]
Sep
29
Sat
10:30 am Tannery World Dance Family Festi... @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Tannery World Dance Family Festi... @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am
This year the Tannery World Dance + Cultural Center celebrates the African Diaspora during the 2018 World Arts Festival on October 13th & 14th. Once again, we are lucky to have Festival artists join us[...]
Sep
30
Sun
10:00 am ReGeneration Church Sunday Service @ ReGeneration Church
ReGeneration Church Sunday Service @ ReGeneration Church
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am
ReGeneration Church Sunday Service 10a Worship and Bible Study Join us for verse-by-verse teaching of the New Testament every Sunday morning. www.TheReGenerationChurch.com for details
Oct
1
Mon
10:00 am Age Well, Drive Smart @ Aptos Branch Library
Age Well, Drive Smart @ Aptos Branch Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am
The California Highway Patrol is offering a traffic safety program for seniors. The Age Well, Drive Smart Program is designed to provide mature drivers with the keys to driving safer and driving longer. Topics will[...]
10:00 am Cyber Security Workshop @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Cyber Security Workshop @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am
October is Cybersecurity Month. For this annual initiative to raise awareness about the importance of safe online behavior, your library has partnered with National Cyber Security Alliance & the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to[...]
Oct
3
Wed
all-day Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Oct 3 all-day
Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens 8:30am, Valley Gardens 263 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley Feeling over par? So do we. The “Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens” invites you to join our affable group of senior[...]
1:00 pm Researching Your Jewish Ancestor... @ Santa Cruz Public Library
Researching Your Jewish Ancestor... @ Santa Cruz Public Library
Oct 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jeremy Frankel will be speaking on Researching Your Jewish Ancestors. This talk will provide an overview of researching one’s Jewish ancestors starting with the USA and working backwards towards their European origins. We will explore[...]

5th District Supervisor McPherson View all

County Budget Highlights

County Budget Highlights

By Bruce McPherson It’s often said that the highest expression of an organization’s…

Fifth District News: June 2018

County Regulation Of Cannabis Cultivation And Manufacturing

County Employee Award Winners

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