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Fighting Youth Violence for Four Years

Fighting Youth Violence for Four Years

May 18 was Youth Violence Prevention Day in Santa Cruz County, marking four years since the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors endorsed Turning the Curve: Santa Cruz County’s Youth Violence Prevention…

Santa Cruz County Police/Fire Updates View all

One Retailer Cited in Alcohol/Tobacco Sting

One Retailer Cited in Alcohol/Tobacco Sting

One employee at an Aptos alcohol and tobacco retail store was cited by the Sheriff’s Office during a sting operation after they sold alcohol and…

Columnists

Wildfire Season is Here!

Wildfire Season is Here!

Community Wildfire Preparation is Everyone’s Responsibility By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire District Welcome to…

“Give Your Gifts, Even Imperfectly”

“Give Your Gifts, Even Imperfectly”

By Joyce and Barry Vissell I’m officially coming out of the closet! Here goes. I, Barry Vissell,…

How We Deal With Trauma

How We Deal With Trauma

By Anna Maletta Human beings, though sitting on top of the planet’s food chain, are actually quite…

Navigating the Information Age

Navigating the Information Age

By Lawrence A. Tartaglino We are fortunate to live in this age of information and mass communication,…

Preventative Medicine: Vaccine

Preventative Medicine: Vaccine

Ron Conte, Pharm.D. What a boon to the good health of society to have vaccines available to…

Nomenclature Is More Than Botanical

Nomenclature Is More Than Botanical

By Tony Tomeo Simply put, ‘nomenclature’ is how things get named. It is not exactly like naming…

Addressing Fireworks in our Neighborhoods and Beaches

Addressing Fireworks in our Neighborhoods and Beaches

By Zach Friend With Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer the number of complaints for…

Does Your Business Have Authenticity?

Does Your Business Have Authenticity?

By Ron Kustek One of the things that doesn’t get asked enough, is how authentic is your…

Drug Information: How to find it

Drug Information: How to find it

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. Drug information can be found just about anywhere. Up to date data can…

Citrus On The Sucker List

Citrus On The Sucker List

By Tony Tomeo A five-pound kumquat is a problem! It means something went seriously wrong. Anyone who…

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Inspiring News in 2018

Inspiring News in 2018

Science Australian researchers develop 10-minute test to detect cancer cells anywhere in the body. Scientists accidently created…

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Upcoming Events

May
1
Wed
7:00 pm CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE MASSAGE... @ CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE
CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE MASSAGE... @ CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 21 @ 10:00 pm
THREE WAYS TO BECOME CERTIFIED Take our 520 hour Therapeutic Massage Certification Program Take our 250 hour Therapeutic Massage Foundation course + 270 hours of individual courses. Take individual courses as your schedule allows to[...]
May
2
Thu
6:00 pm 8-Week Triple P Group: for Famil... @ Mountain Community Resources
8-Week Triple P Group: for Famil... @ Mountain Community Resources
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm
8-Week Triple P Group: for Families with Teens Thursdays, May 2 – June 20, 2019, 6 – 8 pm Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies to help[...]
May
24
Fri
4:00 pm Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book ... @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book ... @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – May 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Friends of the SCPL are having our 2-day Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all kinds. Most books for $1 – $3. On Friday, May 24th:[...]
4:00 pm Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book ... @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book ... @ Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – May 25 @ 6:00 pm
Friends of SCPL BIG Spring Book Sale The Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library are having our Big Book Sale at the SC Civic Auditorium! We’ll have over 10,000 gently used books of all[...]
7:30 pm Salsa Night @ Palomar Ballroom
Salsa Night @ Palomar Ballroom
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
7:30pm Intermediate Salsa Lesson 8:15pm Beginning Salsa Lesson 9:00-11:30pm Hot Salsa Dance Party with DJ CongaBoy! $14 for classes and party, $6 party only
May
25
Sat
10:00 am Rockin’ Pop-Up at the Santa Cruz... @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Rockin’ Pop-Up at the Santa Cruz... @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come explore local geology at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Every month, our “Geology Gents,” Gavin and Graham, post up at the Museum for informal science chats. Bring any questions you have or[...]
11:00 am Imagining and Making a Universit... @ Downtown Branch Library
Imagining and Making a Universit... @ Downtown Branch Library
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
What were the creative and political forces behind the new UC campus at Santa Cruz? Frank Zwart will take us behind the scenes to the early days of UCSC. Frank Zwart was UCSC’s campus architect[...]
12:00 pm Aptos Young People’s Annual Ches... @ Aptos Branch Library
Aptos Young People’s Annual Ches... @ Aptos Branch Library
May 25 @ 12:00 pm
Aptos Library Chess Master Dana McKenzie and the Santa Cruz Public Library host this annual tournament open to all young chess enthusiasts ages 6-18. Please note that participants will be paired according to age. Sign-in[...]
May
27
Mon
7:00 pm Overeaters Anonymous @ Soquel Congregational Church
Overeaters Anonymous @ Soquel Congregational Church
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have a problem with food? Compulsive eating?Overexercising? Anorexia? Bulimia? Purging? Food addiction? Binging? You are not alone. Check out our free, friendly, 12-Step supportive meetings with the solution. All are very welcome!
May
29
Wed
all-day Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
May 29 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 HAM Radio Licensing Course @ Scotta Valley Branch Library
HAM Radio Licensing Course @ Scotta Valley Branch Library
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Interested in acquiring your HAM (Amateur Radio) Technician License? Now’s your chance! HAM radios are both a fun hobby and an important aspect of communication in a crisis. Register for this six-week course in order[...]
7:00 pm Santa Cruz County Prostate Cance... @ Katz Cancer Resource Center
Santa Cruz County Prostate Cance... @ Katz Cancer Resource Center
May 29 @ 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[...]
May
30
Thu
7:00 pm Naturalist Night at the Museum: ... @ santa cruz museum of natural history
Naturalist Night at the Museum: ... @ santa cruz museum of natural history
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History on a journey into science illustration — past and present, on Thursday, May 30. Andrea Dingeldein will provide historical and contemporary perspectives on how art is essential[...]
Jun
1
Sat
9:00 am Zumba y Feria de Salud @ Live Oak Branch Library
Zumba y Feria de Salud @ Live Oak Branch Library
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am
VENGAN LISTOS PARA BAILAR, COMER, Y HABLAR DE SALUD CON TODA LA FAMILIA EN ESTE PROGRAMA GRATIS. Instructora de Zumba Catalina nos acompañará para empezar nuestros días con baile. Después habrá arte y actividades para[...]

5th District Supervisor McPherson View all

Hope On The Horizon for County Roads

Hope On The Horizon for County Roads

By Bruce McPherson Fixing our roads, whether it is from regular wear-and-tear or…

Relief, Worry about Winter Weather

PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program

County Budget Highlights

Fifth District News: June 2018