Online School Starts Serving Students Across the Monterey Bay

Online School Starts Serving Students Across the Monterey Bay

California Connections Academy Monterey Bay, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades TK-12 throughout Monterey Bay, began its 2019-2020 school year today. Students across Monterey, San Benito, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties logged on for the first day of school, joining thousands of students who have found success via the […]

Solar Motion

Solar Motion

After 35 years in the construction industry, specifically the solar industry, local family man Daniel Camacho decided to open his own home improvement/solar company. Solar Motion provides a full turnkey solar installation and project management for all phases of home improvement — including the roof under the solar system, battery systems, and solar preparation. They […]

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!

Presented by Mountain Community Theater Mountain Community Theater is proud to present Mamma Mia! By Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus with songs from Stig Anderson, book by Catherine Johnson and originally conceived by Judy Craymer. This unforgettable production is directed by Kathie Kratochvil with musical direction by Mazera Cox Coulter and choreography by Katie Larsen […]

Increase in Water Rates

Increase in Water Rates

If you think your water bill from Soquel Creek Water District is high now, brace yourself for four more years of 9% annual increases. Are you shocked by the recent increase in your water bill from Soquel Creek Water District?  Join the crowd of ratepayers who are now finding their water bill is outrageously high, […]

Kudos to the Residents of Aptos

Kudos to the Residents of Aptos

I am so proud of the people of this community. For the past twenty years, I’ve been picking up litter on the Rio Del Mar beach about once a week, all year long (it began as rehab after knee surgery). I have a mile and a half route. I don’t start from the parking lot […]

Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations After Hurricane Dorian

Red Cross Urges Blood and Platelet Donations After Hurricane Dorian

As the American Red Cross works around the clock supporting those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, providing food, shelter and comfort, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to ensure patients in the storm’s path and around the country have access to lifesaving blood. People can also help by […]

Hedges: Living In The Background

Hedges: Living In The Background

By Tony Tomeo Pretty soon, as autumn weather starts to get cooler, some deciduous plants will develop brilliant color before defoliating for their winter dormancy. Throughout the rest of the year, evergreen plants with gold, silver, bronze, bluish, purplish, reddish or variegated foliage are more colorful than common green foliage is. A few deciduous plants […]

Criminal Justice Council: Women and Gangs

Criminal Justice Council: Women and Gangs

By Supervisor Zach Friend The Criminal Justice Council of Santa Cruz County (CJC) was created over thirty years ago in an effort to provide increased coordination and cooperation between criminal justice partners — government, non-profit, educational and others — to reduce youth involvement in gangs. The CJC focuses discussions on prevention and intervention as well […]

Remembering “Water Princess”

Remembering “Water Princess”

The staff of Soquel Creek Water District is heartbroken at the sudden, tragic loss of the many Santa Cruz County residents who lost their lives in the fire aboard the diving boat Conception on Labor Day off the Channel Islands, including a beloved member of their work family — Vaidehi Campbell Williams. Vai was the […]

Tech Trek STEM Scholarship Winners Honored

Tech Trek STEM Scholarship Winners Honored

By Lori Landino The  Santa Cruz County Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will honor the 2019 Tech Trek STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Scholarship winners and new members at a luncheon on Saturday, September 28th at Seascape Resort. The winners, five 8th grade girls from schools throughout the County, competed for […]

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