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Modern Woodmen Honored

Modern Woodmen Honored

Local Members Earn 2018 Impact Maker Award Members of Modern Woodmen of America chapter 7777 in Aptos, California, were recently recognized for coordinating an exemplary Matching Fund fundraising event. The event that…

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

Workaholism: A Growing Problem

Workaholism: A Growing Problem

By Joyce and Barry Vissell In a couple’s counseling session, Dolores accused her husband, Perry, of workaholism.…

Sugar is Truly a Sweetie

Sugar is Truly a Sweetie

Sugar (ID #A255118) is a guinea pig that was surrendered to the Shelter in January with her…

Drug Effects in the Aging Body

Drug Effects in the Aging Body

Ron Conte, Pharm.D. As I realize the ways my own body is aging, I have thought about…

Summer Vegetables Replace Winter Veggies

Summer Vegetables Replace Winter Veggies

By Tony Tomeo Every year at about this time, there is the same concern that it is…

Overview of Current Road Funding and Where Your Taxes Go

Overview of Current Road Funding and Where Your Taxes Go

By Zach Friend Recent storms have highlighted the challenges on our local roads — from potholes to…

Priority No. 1 Is Sales

Priority No. 1 Is Sales

By Ron Kustek Does Everyone In Your Company Know How To Sell? We’ve all heard of something…

When Enough Is Enough

When Enough Is Enough

By Ron Kustek Having your exit strategy at the start of your business beats developing one when…

For the Love of … Books on Water

For the Love of … Books on Water

by Melanie Mow Schumacher, Soquel Creek Water District February —  it’s the month we celebrate love and…

The Three Stages of Life

The Three Stages of Life

By Barry Vissell Joyce and I love watching our two-year-old grandson, Owen, just as much as we…

Final Unified Corridor Investment Study Accepted by RTC

Final Unified Corridor Investment Study Accepted by RTC

By Shannon Munz, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Communications Specialist The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) adopted a…

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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

Apr
12
Fri
all-day Actors’ Theatre Presents Looking... @ Center Stage Theatre
Actors’ Theatre Presents Looking... @ Center Stage Theatre
Apr 12 – Apr 28 all-day
Jane Anderson’s bittersweet transgender domestic comedy-drama is the thoughtful and touching story of Roy and Irma. They have been married for twenty-five years. They have two children. They’re respected members of their church and their[...]
all-day Submissions Needed for Zine Fron... @ Live Oak Branch Library
Submissions Needed for Zine Fron... @ Live Oak Branch Library
Apr 12 – Apr 26 all-day
Zine Fronteras is a literary publication by the Santa Cruz Public Libraries looking for unpublished writings, poetry, photography, and art that highlights the experiences of Santa Cruz’s immigrant, LGBTQ+, homeless, incarcerated, and other historically underrepresented[...]
Apr
18
Thu
5:30 pm Soupline @ Cocoanut Grove
Soupline @ Cocoanut Grove
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Soupline, a fundraiser to help end homelessness in Santa Cruz County, will feature dozens of gourmet soups made by more than 30 top local restaurants and served by local celebrity “ladlers.” Attendees will also enjoy[...]
6:00 pm Home Buyer Happy Hour @ New Bohemia Brewing Company
Home Buyer Happy Hour @ New Bohemia Brewing Company
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Buying a home can seem overwhelming, but we will break it down into achievable steps! Join us for appetizers, a free drink all in the fun environment of NUBO. We’ll go over what you need[...]
Apr
20
Sat
12:00 pm 1st Annual Veteran Chili Cook Off @ VFW Freedom Post 1716
1st Annual Veteran Chili Cook Off @ VFW Freedom Post 1716
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for the 1st Annual Veteran Chili Cook Off! Saturday, April 20th, 12 – 4 pm Come sample the culinary artistry of “Chili” prepared by 14 teams from local Veteran Organizations. Meet them and[...]
12:00 pm Friends’ Book Sale @ Earth Day S... @ San Lorenzo Park
Friends’ Book Sale @ Earth Day S... @ San Lorenzo Park
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Friends of the SCPL will have a book sale at Earth Day Santa Cruz, San Lorenzo Park. We will have very reasonably priced Earth Day themed books for adults and children!
1:00 pm Glimpses of World History with R... @ La Selva Beach Branch Library
Glimpses of World History with R... @ La Selva Beach Branch Library
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm
Series of illustrated talks dealing with various themes, topics, and periods of time in World History. Robert W. Strayer (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) brings wide experience in world history to the writing of Ways of[...]
7:30 pm BSLO presents Verdi’s Aida @ Veteran's Memorial Building
BSLO presents Verdi’s Aida @ Veteran's Memorial Building
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm
AÏDA BY VERDI SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 7:30PM & SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 3:00PM, 2019 VETERANS MEMORIAL BUILDING, SANTA CRUZ WINE AND LIGHT APPETIZERS INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE Aïda – Set in ancient Egypt, Aïda is[...]
Apr
21
Sun
10:00 am ReGeneration Church Sunday Service @ ReGeneration Church
ReGeneration Church Sunday Service @ ReGeneration Church
Apr 21 @ 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
Apr
22
Mon
4:00 pm Money Mondays @ Downtown Branch Library
Money Mondays @ Downtown Branch Library
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm
Financial literacy is a critical skill for success in life. Join Lisa Bennett, whose mission is to help the next generation to rule the world financially! She believes understanding one’s personal money mindset, as well[...]
Apr
23
Tue
all-day Stepping Stones Triple P Worksho... @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD) (inside the Mall)
Stepping Stones Triple P Worksho... @ Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery (MOD) (inside the Mall)
Apr 23 all-day
Stepping Stones Triple P Workshop: Teaching Children Self-Care Skills April 23, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Stepping Stones Triple P offers parenting support for families with children with special needs, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorders,[...]
10:30 am Advance Directive Individual Ses... @ Downtown Branch Library
Advance Directive Individual Ses... @ Downtown Branch Library
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Planning ahead for your healthcare is a gift you can give to yourself and those you love. Schedule a one-on-one appointment to complete your Advance Directive with support. You’ll meet with a trained advance healthcare[...]
5:30 pm Triple P Seminar: The Power of P... @ Nueva Vista Community Resources
Triple P Seminar: The Power of P... @ Nueva Vista Community Resources
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Triple P Seminar: The Power of Positive Parenting April 23, 5:30 – 7:00 pm Triple P Seminars offer general parenting tips that can be used in a wide range of situations. This seminar is the[...]
7:00 pm CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE MASSAGE... @ CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE
CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE MASSAGE... @ CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
CYPRESS HEALTH INSTITUTE MASSAGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE APRIL 23RD 7PM – 8:30 PM SEE OUR FACILITY, MEET TEACHERS AND STUDENTS FOOD AND DRINK

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