Fighting Youth Violence for Four Years

Fighting Youth Violence for Four Years

May 18 was Youth Violence Prevention Day in Santa Cruz County, marking four years since the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors endorsed Turning the Curve: Santa Cruz County’s Youth Violence Prevention Strategic Plan, which has led to meaningful change in the lives of local youth. The Youth Violence Prevention Task Force (YVPT) is a […]

“Wine Wander” Through Aptos Village

“Wine Wander” Through Aptos Village

Santa Cruz Wineries Host Fundraiser for Aptos Elementaries Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Association is helping the Aptos community learn more about the new look Aptos Village, and raising money for local elementary schools with “Aptos Wine Wander.” The event, which will be on June 8th at 1-4 p.m., will feature wines from 10 Santa Cruz […]

Public Health Departments Urge Vaccination Before International Travel

Public Health Departments Urge Vaccination Before International Travel

As travel season approaches, Santa Cruz County residents should ensure they are protected against measles. Nationwide, measles cases now total 704 in 2019,the highest since 1994. Nearly all these cases have been linked back to international travel by unvaccinated people and subsequent spread in unvaccinated populations in the U.S. So, protection against measles is especially […]

USFWS Grants $1M for Slough Restoration

USFWS Grants $1M for Slough Restoration

Second Phase Will Effect an Additional 63 Acres of Coastal Habitat On May 8, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced $1 million in federal funds will go to the California Coastal Conservancy to support a second round of critical coastal wetland restoration at Elkhorn Slough through the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant […]

Wildfire Season is Here!

Wildfire Season is Here!

Community Wildfire Preparation is Everyone’s Responsibility By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire District Welcome to spring 2019! For many, winter couldn’t have gone away sooner. We had a fairly productive rainy season with plentiful snow falling in the Sierra. The late rains we’ve had this spring, coupled with some stretches of nice weather […]

“Give Your Gifts, Even Imperfectly”

“Give Your Gifts, Even Imperfectly”

By Joyce and Barry Vissell I’m officially coming out of the closet! Here goes. I, Barry Vissell, besides being a counselor, author, doctor, and workshop leader, am also a musician! So what makes me hesitate to announce this beautiful, musical part of me? It’s quite simple: I don’t feel good enough. Even though many people love my […]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is Back!

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is Back!

Summer Festival Tickets On Sale Now for the 2019 Season Santa Cruz Shakespeare festival tickets went on sale to the general public on May 15th. Repertory performances begin on July 9, through September 1 at the Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park. SCS hosts a number of free special events starting June 10 through August 18, director […]

Recreational Ocean Salmon Seasons Open

Recreational Ocean Salmon Seasons Open

Ocean salmon anglers off the California coast will be able to spend more time on the water this year chasing after King Salmon (also known as Chinook Salmon). Sport fisheries in the Klamath Management Zone will open from late May through early September. Fort Bragg and San Francisco areas will reopen mid-May after a short-term […]

How We Deal With Trauma

How We Deal With Trauma

By Anna Maletta Human beings, though sitting on top of the planet’s food chain, are actually quite vulnerable and fragile when exposed to outside forces that can cause a traumatic incident to spiral us out of control. Some among us, such as firefighters, emergency responders and doctors, go through extensive training to learn how to […]

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