Getting the Band Back Together

Getting the Band Back Together

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Area VII For the first time in over 10 years, Aptos High’s homecoming football game was accompanied by a band from Aptos High (with support from several of our local middle schools). Due to efforts by school site officials, increased funding at the District level  and […]

County Plans Integration with Statewide Rail Network

County Plans Integration with Statewide Rail Network

Caltrans Plans World-Class System Throughout California by 2040 Caltrans’ groundbreaking 2018 State Rail Plan establishes an integrated rail transportation system, enabling passengers to easily travel throughout California via regional, intercity and high-speed rail. The plan represents a major, long-term shift in focus from expanding highways to expanding railways and includes significant funding for passenger rail […]

Ferdinand is a Sweetie

Ferdinand is a Sweetie

Gentle Ferdinand (ID#A252478) is a sweetie.  He lures you in with his green eyes and you can’t help falling in love with his purr and friendly demeanor. Volunteers report he loves snuggles, content to sit in your lap. Ferdinand is a neutered male, black Domestic Medium hair, apprx. 4 years old. To adopt your new […]

Congressman Panetta Office Hours in Capitola for Veterans

Congressman Panetta Office Hours in Capitola for Veterans

Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) announced staff mobile office hours for veterans’ services in Capitola on October 31, 2018. Mobile office hours are an opportunity for veterans living on the central coast of California to meet with Congressional staff members, and are offered in addition to meetings in the Salinas and Santa Cruz Congressional offices. To […]

Hearts for Hart Fundraiser

Hearts for Hart Fundraiser

The Santa Cruz community is mobilizing and organizing to raise money in support of a longtime local surfer, Brian Hart, as he slowly recovers from a serious surfing accident. The Hearts for Hart Fundraiser is being hosted at Haut Surf Shop, 345 Swift Street, Santa Cruz on Sunday September 23 from 2 to 7 p.m. […]

Graham Hill Wildfire Fuel Load Reduction

Graham Hill Wildfire Fuel Load Reduction

Work Begins along Graham Hill Road Oct. 8 The Resource Conservation District (RCD), working with Cal Fire and California State Parks, has scheduled Phase 3 of the Wildfire Fuel Load Reduction project along Graham Hill Road. On Monday, October 8 crews will begin the removal of invasive Acacia and French broom on approximately 1.4 acres […]

Why We Drum: A Senior Perspective

Why We Drum: A Senior Perspective

By Catherine Cat Heron Steele and Claudia Kelly We both love coming to Grey Bears in Santa Cruz and supporting the senior community with Watsonville Taiko’s workshops and classes. Grey Bears is such a convenient location in the middle of the county and within a block from a bus stop, which makes it easy if […]

Vista Center: Preparing Students for the Future

Vista Center: Preparing Students for the Future

Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired Thanks to funding from Monterey Peninsula Foundation and accessibility engineers and developers at local tech companies, Santa Cruz area middle and high school students with visual impairments engaged this past week in Vista Center Santa Cruz’s informative and fun program “Vision for Our Youth for Tomorrow” geared […]

VinoCruz Comes to Soquel Village

VinoCruz Comes to Soquel Village

Help us welcome the newly reinvented VinoCruz Winebar and Kitchen to Soquel! VinoCruz returns to the scene with a whole new look and a whole new menu — food menu that is … While VinoCruz is still the go-to spot for the best selection of Santa Cruz Mountains wine, you can now enjoy a fantastic […]

SCCAS Welcomes Philanthropic Partner

SCCAS Welcomes Philanthropic Partner

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) is the organization safeguarding and improving the lives of domestic animals in Santa Cruz County. With intake exceeding 5,000 animals a year, SCCAS has a bedrock of municipal funding for core services such as animal control, licensing, rabies vaccinations, housing for strays and surrenders, and intervention in animal […]

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