The Science Behind Our Local Water

The Science Behind Our Local Water

A lot of science goes into the management and planning of our local water resources to ensure that our community has a reliable water supply. This includes the effort to make sure water transferred from the City of Santa Cruz is compatible with the District’s system and how recycled treated wastewater will be purified to […]

Celebrating 100 Years of the Cement Ship, Part 3

Celebrating 100 Years of the Cement Ship, Part 3

By Kevin Newhouse In the two previous parts of this story, I told you how and why the S.S. Palo Alto (The Cement Ship) was built and how she ended up in Aptos. Launched in May 1919 and arriving in Aptos in January 1930, the Cement Ship was part of the Seacliff Amusement Corporation’s plan […]

California Outdoors Q&A: Fishing with Young Children

California Outdoors Q&A: Fishing with Young Children

Question: I have four-year-old twin daughters and am looking forward to taking them fishing. I am a bit apprehensive about keeping my eye on both girls, plus the two to three rods, tackle and bait. What if I bring mommy or grandpa along to help? I am a licensed angler but neither mommy or grandpa have fishing […]

The Small Biz Center Announces New Director


The Small Biz Center Announces New Director


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Santa Cruz County located at Cabrillo College today announces that Brandon Napoli has been appointed the organization’s new Director. Brandon will succeed outgoing Director Teresa Thomae, who, after 28 years of service to the SBDC of Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College and the Santa Cruz County community, is retiring […]

937 Acres of Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods Conserved

937 Acres of Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods Conserved

Project Bolsters Local Timber Industry, Protects Habitats for Endangered Species Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the McCrary Family, owners of Big Creek Lumber, today announced their agreement to permanently conserve 937 acres of redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This two-property, multi-party deal establishes a working forest conservation easement — the first to […]

Activists Remove 412 lbs. of Trash from Rail Corridor

Activists Remove 412 lbs. of Trash from Rail Corridor

A group of Santa Cruz County Greenway activists performed a rail corridor cleanup just East of the San Lorenzo River Trestle where construction is underway on the first section of the Rail Trail. The effort resulted in the collection of 412 pounds of trash, including litter, used needles, cigarette butts, broken bottles and discarded clothing […]

Maturity at Twenty-Five?

Maturity at Twenty-Five?

By Lawrence Tartaglino Maturity is defined as a point of full development, of acing adultlike, or the endpoint of an obligation. Bonds and loans mature, fruit and vegetables mature, and so do all other living creatures, including humans. I read an article the other day stating that researchers had determined that the male brain does […]

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 […]