Making it Easier to Build Accessory Dwelling Units

Making it Easier to Build Accessory Dwelling Units

By Zach Friend Throughout California there are discussions about how to address the significant affordable housing crisis. Recent academic and industry studies done on home affordability have shown that in some coastal communities less than a quarter of people earn enough income to be able to purchase a home in their community and many can’t […]

Fines Issued Over 2017 Pesticide Exposure

Fines Issued Over 2017 Pesticide Exposure

The County of Santa Cruz on Friday announced fines and violations over a June 2017 pesticide exposure incident that sickened numerous local farmworkers, including eight requiring professional medical care. On the morning of June 29, 2017, a pesticide application by an unlicensed contractor drifted onto an adjacent farm, with 15 of 24 farmworker employees experiencing […]

Health Benefits of Having Pets

Health Benefits of Having Pets

Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills. An estimated 68% of U.S. households have a pet. But who benefits […]

SLV & Scotts Valley Meal and Food Programs: July 2018

SLV & Scotts Valley Meal and Food Programs: July 2018

Tuesdays through Saturdays (also 4th Mondays). Closed Wednesday July 4. Valley Churches United, Food Pantry and Food Distribution programs. Tues-Thurs 9-11:45 and Saturday 10-11:45. 1st and 3rd Fridays 9-11 are for seniors only. USDA Distribution on 4th Monday 10-1. For SLV, Scotts Valley, and Bonny Doon residents. Ben Lomond, corner of Highway 9 across from […]

Wharf to Wharf Poster History

Wharf to Wharf Poster History

In 1985 Jim York thought that our great little race could use a poster. This began the relationship with York Framing Gallery and The Wharf to Wharf Committee. Jay Collins was the first chosen artist and created a great view from the Santa Cruz Wharf, looking at the Casino for the 1986 inaugural print. His […]

Assemblyman to Speak at County DUI Symposium

Assemblyman to Speak at County DUI Symposium

Janus of Santa Cruz will host the Santa Cruz County DUI (Driving under the influence) Symposium on Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hotel Paradox, located at 611 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Registration is free but seating is limited. Topics to be covered at the Santa Cruz County DUI Symposium include DUI statistics, […]

Homeless Garden Project Sustain Supper

Homeless Garden Project Sustain Supper

Update on Pogonip Farm, Homeless Garden Project’s New Permanent Home On Saturday, July 14 the Homeless Garden Project will host its Sustain Supper, a farm to table dinner to benefit its education and training programs for individuals experiencing homelessness. The 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. supper will be held on the Homeless Garden Project’s Natural Bridges […]

Soquel Pioneer & Historical Association Picnic

Soquel Pioneer & Historical Association Picnic

SLV Historical Society’s Lisa Robinson will Speak Each year, the Pioneers sponsor a potluck picnic for the community on the last Saturday in July. The picnic takes place Saturday, July 28, and begins at Noon. Participants come early to meet and greet old and new friends and to enjoy the photos and scrapbooks provided by the Pioneers. […]

Natural Bridges Media to Acquire Community Radio

Natural Bridges Media to Acquire Community Radio

FCC Approves License transfer for 90.7 FM KSQD “K-Squid” KSQD FM, “K-Squid” just got a big step closer to flipping the “on-air” switch. On June 22, the Federal Communications Commission approved the assignment of the license for 90.7FM to Natural Bridges Media, the nonprofit set up to operate KSQD as a local, community radio station. […]

Grants Will Address Local Youth Homelessness

Grants Will Address Local Youth Homelessness

Funded by a $2.2 million Housing and Urban Development grant, the County of Santa Cruz announced that the Homeless Action Partnership and Youth Advisory Board have approved funding for seven projects to address local youth and young adult homelessness. According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, there are 588 homeless unaccompanied minors and youth age 18-24 […]

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