27th Annual Ducky Derby!

27th Annual Ducky Derby!

Watch the plastic duckies float down the chute at Harvey West Park Saturday, April 22 at this annual Omega Nu fundraiser. All proceeds benefit local scholarship funds and local nonprofits. Grand Total 2015-16 Charity Disbursements $48,955 One of the two main purposes of the Santa Cruz Chapter of Omega Nu is to meet the charitable […]






Updates from Capitola City Hall: April 2017

Updates from Capitola City Hall: April 2017

By Jaime Goldstein, Capitola City Manager This column is intended to provide the community with an ongoing series of updates about City of Capitola projects and activities of interest. If you have any suggestions for future topics, or feedback, please let me know at jgoldstein@ci.capitola.ca.us or by phone at 475-7300. ••• Introducing Police Officer Zack Currier […]






“ShakeAlert” Earthquake Early Warning System Goes West Coast Wide

“ShakeAlert” Earthquake Early Warning System Goes West Coast Wide

The U.S. Geological Survey along with university, state and private-sector partners will highlight the rollout of Version 1.2 of the USGS ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system on April 10, 2017.  This milestone extends the ShakeAlert “production prototype” that was rolled out in California in 2016 to Washington and Oregon, creating a fully integrated system for […]






Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes”

Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes”

Presented by Scotts Valley High School Theater Arts Department Kendra Kannegaard and Dani Zuccolotto are directing the school’s spring musical, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes.” The play will be performed three weekends in a row from April 14 to April 30. Shows Friday and Saturday evenings will be at 7 p.m. with a special dedication to […]






Is it Time To End The Use of “Disposable” Water?

Is it Time To End The Use of “Disposable” Water?

By Melanie Mow Schumacher The Santa Cruz County community is a leader in implementing “The Three Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle. Not only a plastic bag ban, but as of 2017 no plastic straws or stir sticks, and only compostable cups, lids, containers, and cutlery for County food-service establishments. Our community recognizes the importance of […]






Suki: Looking for a Home

Suki: Looking for a Home

Suki (A234492) has been passed around a lot in the past few months. She was abandoned six weeks ago. A neighbor was kind enough to feed her but was unable to care for her further. Instead of coming to the Shelter to find a new home, Suki was outside through some very wet and rough […]






Storm Damage Recovery

Storm Damage Recovery

By Bruce McPherson With a week of sunshine, it’s tempting to forget about the winter’s deluge and the associated storm damage. Tempting, but not possible. As of Wednesday, March 29, the County has 187 damage sites on roads in the unincorporated area, with an estimated $97 million in damage. Dozens and dozens more private roads […]






Teach Your Children Well … About Finances and Investing

Teach Your Children Well … About Finances and Investing

High debt levels … lack of savings … the inability to budget — these problems all have several causes, but one of them is almost certainly financial illiteracy. Too many of us just never developed the money management skills necessary to cope with our complicated — and expensive — world. But if you have young […]






2016-17 CCS Scholar-Athletes Honored

2016-17 CCS Scholar-Athletes Honored

CCS Scholar-Athlete Scholarship The Central Coast Section has announced the 18 recipients of the CCS Scholar-Athlete Scholarships for the 2016-17 school year. These exceptional student-athletes were nominated by their schools and put forth to their leagues for selection. One male and one female were selected from each of the 9 leagues that make up the […]






The Hanson Locatelli Group

The Hanson Locatelli Group

at Morgan Stanley Meet the Practice and the Professionals By Edita McQuary and Jessica Locatelli Because April 15th falls on a Saturday, and Monday, April 17 is a District of Columbia holiday, the tax-filing deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 18. Helping clients through tax time is perhaps one of the busiest seasons for […]






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