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Scotts Valley Wastewater Rate Increases Public Hearing

Scotts Valley Wastewater Rate Increases Public Hearing

Letter from Scotts Valley City Manager Jenny Haruyama • To Scotts Valley Business Owners: A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council…

Santa Cruz County Police/Fire Updates View all

SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test

SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test

Santa Cruz Police Department today announced the launch of a body-worn camera pilot test program. “We are excited to finally bring this body-camera initiative to…

Columnists

The Importance of Water Infrastructure

The Importance of Water Infrastructure

By Melanie Mow Schumacher Water is vital to America’s economy and our quality of life. In fact,…

Teaching, Learning & Education

Teaching, Learning & Education

By Michael Watkins, County Superintendent of Schools California’s Educational Resources Crisis Teaching and learning are experiences that…

A New School Year is Upon Us

A New School Year is Upon Us

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Union Elementary School District “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is…

Garage Supply Area

Garage Supply Area

By Pam Hudson Simplify Me, Pam! My supplies area in the garage is a disaster, and I…

GIGI: Rescued Mom Ready For Adoption

GIGI: Rescued Mom Ready For Adoption

A little family (Momma Gigi (A237308) and her pups) was brought to us at the Shelter back…

Improving Local Economy

Improving Local Economy

By Bruce McPherson Evidence of an improved economy can be seen all over the Fifth District and…

Making Housing More Affordable in our County

Making Housing More Affordable in our County

By Zach Friend With median home prices in the County currently hovering around $850,000 it’s easy to…

Financial Moves for “Empty Nesters”

Financial Moves for “Empty Nesters”

When your children leave home and you become an “empty nester,” you’ll probably make several adjustments in…

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Flu

A Dog Owner’s Guide to Canine Flu

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM The newspaper headlines have struck fear in every dog owner this summer:…

Finding the Keys to Financial Independence

Finding the Keys to Financial Independence

By Attorney John Mlnarik In today’s free market society, individuals are free to spend the money they…

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Nine Fulbright Scholars from 20th Congressional District

Nine Fulbright Scholars from 20th Congressional District

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced that nine outstanding individuals from California’s 20th Congressional District received Fulbright awards during…

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Upcoming Events

Mar
30
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1:00 pm Tremolos Singing Group for Peopl... @ The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
Tremolos Singing Group for Peopl... @ The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 28 @ 2:30 pm
Many people with Parkinson’s Disease suffer from weak (quiet) speech. Singing is known to be a good voice strengthening exercise for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Santa Cruz County has an ongoing singing group for people[...]
May
14
Sun
9:00 am Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Stre... @ Lincoln Street
Downtown Santa Cruz Antique Stre... @ Lincoln Street
May 14 @ 9:00 am – Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm
Please join us on LINCOLN STREET in beautiful downtown Santa Cruz on the second Sunday of every month. Weather permitting year-round from 9am-5pm. 2017 DATES: May 14, 2017 June 11, 2017 July 9, 2017 August[...]
Aug
8
Tue
6:00 pm Triple P 8-Week Group: For famil... @ La Manzana Community Resources
Triple P 8-Week Group: For famil... @ La Manzana Community Resources
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm
Triple P 8-Week Group: For families with children 2-12 years old Tuesdays, August 8 – September 26, 6 – 8 pm Attend this 8-week Triple P Group to meet other families and learn simple strategies[...]
Aug
17
Thu
all-day Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
Aug 17 all-day
Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” What is co-dependency? What is enabling? What is this insanity? Am I the only one who feels this way? Join Nar-Anon, a world wide fellowship of relatives[...]
11:00 am Coworking at the Library @ Live Oak Library
Coworking at the Library @ Live Oak Library
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Coworking Unbound is headed to the Live Oak library! Join us for free coworking in the company of fellow Santa Cruz freelancers, independent professionals, remote workers, creatives, startup founders, community organizers, ideators and more. We[...]
6:00 pm Nar-Anon Scotts Valley @ Glenwood Fire Station
Nar-Anon Scotts Valley @ Glenwood Fire Station
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Nar-Anon Scotts Valley @ Glenwood Fire Station
If you have found yourself riding a rollercoaster of emotions right alongside the addict in your life, please join us.  We are a 12-Step support group for the friends and families of addicts.  Too often, we find[...]
6:00 pm Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Trivia on Tap @ Steel Bonnet Brewing Company
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
What goes together better than libraries and trivia? Santa Cruz Public Libraries hosts a bimonthly trivia night at Steel Bonnet Brewing Company. Form a team (or play solo,) try fresh British and American style ales,[...]
6:00 pm War Time Memories @ Downtown Santa Cruz Library
War Time Memories @ Downtown Santa Cruz Library
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Know a Veteran? Are you a Veteran? Come join us for War Time Memories, an event sponsored by the Veterans Connect @ the Library Statewide grant. Designed for Veterans and their families: bring your photos,[...]
7:00 pm Triple P Workshop: Creating a Sa... @ Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us
Triple P Workshop: Creating a Sa... @ Babies “R” Us/Toys “R” Us
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Triple P Workshop: Creating a Safe Home Environment August 17, 7 – 8:30 pm Triple P Workshops are brief classes that provide quick tips for handling everyday parenting issues. Attend this FREE parenting workshop at[...]
8:00 pm Desi Comedy Fest- Kuumbwa Jazz C... @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Desi Comedy Fest- Kuumbwa Jazz C... @ Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Aug 17 @ 8:00 pm
Desi Comedy Fest is the largest annual South Asian comedy festival in America featuring the funniest South Asian comedians from around the globe. Now in its 4th year, the 2017 edition presents 40 comedians of[...]
Aug
18
Fri
all-day Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s WEEKEND... @ Santa Cruz Shakespeare's WEEKEND WITH SHAKESPEARE
Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s WEEKEND... @ Santa Cruz Shakespeare's WEEKEND WITH SHAKESPEARE
Aug 18 – Aug 20 all-day
Join Shakespeare scholars and artists for two days of lectures, discussions, and demonstrations about this season’s mainstage productions. Educator’s Day on Sunday, August 20 is built to provide teachers with tools and lesson plans to[...]
9:00 pm Mountain Community Theater Prese... @ Park Hall
Mountain Community Theater Prese... @ Park Hall
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm
Mountain Community Theater proudly presents a staged reading of “David Copperfield, the Musical”, an all-new musical based on the famous Charles Dickens novel, with book, music and lyrics by local playwright Jeffrey Scharf and music[...]
Aug
20
Sun
all-day Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
Aug 20 all-day
Nar-Anon of Santa Cruz County
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” What is co-dependency? What is enabling? What is this insanity? Am I the only one who feels this way? Join Nar-Anon, a world wide fellowship of relatives[...]
10:00 am ReGeneration Church Sunday Service @ ReGeneration Church
ReGeneration Church Sunday Service @ ReGeneration Church
Aug 20 @ 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
11:00 am 25th Annual Polynesian Festival ... @ Santa Cruz Wharf
25th Annual Polynesian Festival ... @ Santa Cruz Wharf
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Outrigger Races 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Polynesian Festival 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Join us for the 25th Anniversary of the Aloha Polynesian Festival and Outrigger Races! A fun day to cheer on friends[...]
11:00 am Sunday Art & Music at the Beach @ Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Sunday Art & Music at the Beach @ Esplanade Park, Capitola Village
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Capitola Art & Cultural Commission Presents: Sunday Art & Music at the Beach Esplanade Park, Capitola Village FINAL SHOW OF THE SUMMER: Sunday, August 20, 11am-5pm Live Music on the Esplanade Stage 2–4pm Enjoy a[...]

5th District Supervisor McPherson View all

Improving Local Economy

Improving Local Economy

By Bruce McPherson Evidence of an improved economy can be seen all over…

Septic Systems For Wastewater Disposal

Community Energy On Its Way

Planning for County’s Future

Storm Damage Recovery