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County Board Takes Landmark Stance Against Single-Use Plastics

County Board Takes Landmark Stance Against Single-Use Plastics

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to implement what is likely the first prohibition on single-use bottles of personal care products at visitor accommodations in the U.S.…

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Relief Agencies for California Wildfires

Relief Agencies for California Wildfires

By Administrative Assistant Sarah Melton, Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District A number of residents have inquired about where to donate funds or supplies for survivors…

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Keeping Pets Safe in a Disaster

Keeping Pets Safe in a Disaster

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM Are you ready? If the ground suddenly starts to shake and an…

And Baby Makes Six

And Baby Makes Six

By Janet Payne-Downs Yes, it’s true. A new baby will arrive in Friendswood, Texas on or about…

Arborists Are Very Specialized Horticulturists

Arborists Are Very Specialized Horticulturists

By Tony Tomeo The first storm of the year has a way of reminding us if our…

Supporting Local Businesses

Supporting Local Businesses

By Zach Friend As we head into the holiday season it’s always a good time to remember…

The Joy of a Long Love

The Joy of a Long Love

By Joyce and Barry Vissell December 21, 2018 is our 50th wedding anniversary. We got married during…

Mourning My Oldest Son

Mourning My Oldest Son

By Sara Moore My name is Sara Moore, I am mourning my oldest son Charlie. Charlie died…

Relief, Worry about Winter Weather

Relief, Worry about Winter Weather

By Bruce McPherson, County Supervisor 5th District What a relief it is to see rain return to…

Do You Know Your “BEST” Customer?

Do You Know Your “BEST” Customer?

By Ron Kustek If you say, ‘I wish I had a hundred more customers like “Riley” —…

Aptos Keyboard Series Presents: “Exalted” on New Grand Piano

Aptos Keyboard Series Presents: “Exalted” on New Grand Piano

By Richard Lynde More than 50 piano lovers rejoiced at an all 19th century romantic recital by…

Aptos Keyboard Series Presents: “Exalted” on New Grand Piano

Aptos Keyboard Series Presents: “Exalted” on New Grand Piano

By Richard Lynde More than 50 piano lovers rejoiced at an all 19th century romantic recital by…

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Supreme Court Victory for Edward Poitevent, Property Rights

Supreme Court Victory for Edward Poitevent, Property Rights

WASHINGTON, DC — Private property rights throughout the entire nation are more secure today thanks to the…

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Upcoming Events

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[...]
Oct
20
Sat
10:00 am Money Matters Financial Literacy... @ Scotts Valley Branch Library
Money Matters Financial Literacy... @ Scotts Valley Branch Library
Oct 20 2018 @ 10:00 am – May 18 2019 @ 11:00 am
Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money[...]
Oct
23
Tue
6:00 pm Youth Employment Workshops @ Felton Branch Library
Youth Employment Workshops @ Felton Branch Library
Oct 23 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 26 2019 @ 7:30 pm
A free monthly series for youth (ages 14-25) focusing on employment strategies presented by Patricia Greenway or Access2Employment. The first program will be an introduction and overview of the series. Subsequent programs will focus on[...]
Nov
11
Sun
10:00 am Chanukah Gift Shop Open with Ext... @ TEMPLE BETH EL JCC IN APTOS
Chanukah Gift Shop Open with Ext... @ TEMPLE BETH EL JCC IN APTOS
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm
November 11th through December 9th (closed Thanksgiving Day and Saturdays) Mondays through Fridays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sundays 9:30 am – 12 noon Come find everything you need to decorate, celebrate, bake, read, gift,[...]
Dec
10
Mon
2:30 pm Invisible/Alienated Grandparent ... @ Christ Lutheran Church
Invisible/Alienated Grandparent ... @ Christ Lutheran Church
Dec 10 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
INVISIBLE / ALIENATED GRANDPARENT SUPPORT GROUP Do you get to see your grandkids as often as you like? Are you estranged or alienated from an adult child? Want to release negative energy about family circumstances[...]
6:00 pm Triple P Seminar: Raising Confid... @ La Manzana Community Resources
Triple P Seminar: Raising Confid... @ La Manzana Community Resources
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Triple P Seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the second in a series of three for families with children birth – 12 years[...]
Dec
11
Tue
6:30 pm Reach for the Stars @ Scotts Valley Branch Library
Reach for the Stars @ Scotts Valley Branch Library
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm
Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn’t know the difference between a comet[...]
Dec
12
Wed
all-day Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Dec 12 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
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec
14
Fri
5:30 pm Zine Fronteras Launch and Reading @ Live Oak Branch Library
Zine Fronteras Launch and Reading @ Live Oak Branch Library
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us at the Live Oak Library to celebrate the launch of Zine Fronteras, a new publication featuring community writings, poetry, photos, and artwork highlighting and reflecting on immigrant experiences. The evening will feature[...]
Dec
15
Sat
all-day Nutcracker Santa Cruz: Experienc... @ Cabrillo Colllege's Crocker Theater
Nutcracker Santa Cruz: Experienc... @ Cabrillo Colllege's Crocker Theater
Dec 15 – Dec 16 all-day
The Full Length Nutcracker Ballet – Experience the Magic! Santa Cruz City Ballet Presents The Nutcracker: December 15th & 16 at 1:00pm & 4:30pm One weekend ONLY! Join the festivities and kick off your family’s[...]
1:00 pm Santa Cruz Weird Comes to Kelly’... @ Kelly's
Santa Cruz Weird Comes to Kelly’... @ Kelly's
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Seventeen local authors wrote short Stories about Santa Cruz County. Come hear snippets from their stories, pick up copies of Santa Cruz Weird for the readers on your holiday shopping list, and get the books[...]