New Aptos Village Homes Nearing Completion

New Aptos Village Homes Nearing Completion

Summer 2018 has been a productive season for the Aptos Village Project. Paving is complete for Aptos Village Way. This new street, which runs parallel to Soquel Drive, will provide an integral connection between Trout Gulch Road and Aptos Creek Road. The street includes parking on each side, as well as wide sidewalks to help ensure […]

Movable Murals

Movable Murals

250 Main Street, Watsonville WATSONVILLE — Movable Murals, is a pilot project of Pajaro Valley Arts in collaboration with the City of Watsonville, funded by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz. Movable Murals provides a venue for artists and community groups to showcase large-scale paintings in a public setting, visible to and enjoyed by all who pass through Watsonville. […]

Life Lessons From Luis

Life Lessons From Luis

Jacob’s Heart’s July’s Teen of the Month Luis became part of the Jacob’s Heart family at the age of 16, when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a painful bone cancer. After undergoing treatment, Luis was excited to learn he was cancer-free. But after three years, life took another turn… Luis’ doctors told him that his […]

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Advisory Team Recruitment

Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Advisory Team Recruitment

Are you interested in learning about and influencing law enforcement policies and practices? Apply to join the Sheriff’s Advisory Team! Sheriff Hart created the Sheriff’s Advisory Team as one of his first acts during his first term of office. The Sheriff’s Advisory Team is a representative group of volunteers who live or work in Santa […]

Mark Stone Named Legislator of the Year

Mark Stone Named Legislator of the Year

Chiefs Cite Stone’s Commitment to Juvenile Justice and Successful Reentry Services SACRAMENTO — The Chief Probation Officers of California (CPOC) awarded Assembly Member Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley) as their Legislator of the Year for his 2017 session work during their all Chief Meeting in Sacramento March 14, 2018. “The members of CPOC have worked so […]

Be a Star for LEO’s Haven

Be a Star for LEO’s Haven

Join the 38th Annual Human Race on May 12, 2018 to walk, roll, wheel, or run for LEO’s Haven! Let’s celebrate together while enjoying a light breakfast and lunch, free T-shirt, live music, and a beautiful ocean walk along West Cliff Drive. We are so close to reaching our capital campaign goal for the playground! Your participation […]

2018 Human Race

2018 Human Race

Participating teams to “Be a Star for Our Community” Race Day Basics: 5 mile walk or run along West Cliff Drive followed by the Human Race After Party on Saturday, May 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The race begins and ends at 2300 Delaware Ave in Santa […]

The Fallacies of Drug Advertisements

The Fallacies of Drug Advertisements

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. I am sure most of you have seen the plethora of drug advertisements on television, in newspapers, and other media. And, I am also sure some of you have bought non-prescription medications based on these advertisements. You probably even asked your healthcare provider to prescribe a prescription drug for you based […]

Habitat Connectivity Project

Habitat Connectivity Project

Highway 17 Wildlife Public Information Meeting Wednesday, May 2 • 6 to 8 p.m. Scotts Valley Senior Center (Main Room) 370 Kings Village Road Scotts Valley The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in coordination with the Land Trust of Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission is proposing to construct a 60-foot […]

Hedges Are Like Green Fences

Hedges Are Like Green Fences

By Tony Tomeo Hedges are a complicated topic! Like lawns, they are among the more functional features of a landscape. They can be used to provide privacy within, obscure unwanted views beyond, or merely to separate a large landscape into cozier or more functional spaces. Except for hedges that are grown for spring flowers or […]