Edward Ortega Named “Farmer of the Year” at 2019

Edward Ortega Named “Farmer of the Year” at 2019

Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s 102nd Annual Meeting Edward Ortega has been selected by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau as the 2019 “Farmer of the Year”. This award is presented annually to the farmer(s) who have contributed beyond their normal farming duties to help the community. The presentation was made during the Farm Bureau’s […]

Declaration of Candidacy for Nov. Elections

Declaration of Candidacy for Nov. Elections

Persons interested in running for any of the six special districts up for election on November 5, 2019 must file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department by 5 p.m. Friday, August 9. Candidate filing opened July 15. Local offices scheduled for election on November 5, 2019 include: Alba Park, Recreation […]

US Conference of Mayors New Resolution

US Conference of Mayors New Resolution

Supports Cities Rights to Protect Taxpayers from Climate Change Costs At its annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted Resolution 65, which supports cities’ rights and efforts to mitigate climate change damages and protect taxpayers from related adaptation costs. Santa Cruz Mayor Martine Watkins co-sponsored the Resolution. This Resolution puts the US Conference […]

CDG Recognizes County’s Digital Practices

CDG Recognizes County’s Digital Practices

Santa Cruz Earns Third Award in Last Four Years The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce it has been named one of the top digital counties in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) Placing 8th for counties of its size in the 17th […]

CASA of Santa Cruz House Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

CASA of Santa Cruz House Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Casa for CASA Capital Campaign. Ten years ago, a dedicated group of staff, Board and community members launched the Campaign to raise funds to purchase the beautiful CASA home in Watsonville. The vision of this campaign was to create a space for children to spend time with […]

Evacuating During an Emergency

Evacuating During an Emergency

Having a Plan in Place is Key for Safety By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District It’s hard to believe that we’re already well into July! I hope everyone is enjoying the summer season so far. A couple of months ago as we said goodbye to Spring, we addressed the importance of […]

Seacliff State Beach Cleanup

Seacliff State Beach Cleanup

Thursday, July 18 • 9-11 a.m. Save Our Shores will be helping to educate beachgoers and volunteers about their options when it comes to reducing waste with the “Instead of this, try this!” program during the next Seacliff State Beach cleanup. The event will feature displays and discussions about alternatives for the plastic trash items […]

Aptos High School Robotics Team Wins International Title

Aptos High School Robotics Team Wins International Title

For the third year in a row, Aptos High School’s Robotics Team, Seal Team Scalyr*, competed in the International Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle (MATE ROV) competition, and for the second time they have won. Their first international win was in 2017 when they won the championship against the next highest team by […]

Aptos’ 2019 Fourth of July Parade

Aptos’ 2019 Fourth of July Parade

The “World’s Shortest Parade” Winners! Grand Prize Best in Parade Agape Dance Academy Crowd Pleaser Aptos All Stars (11 year olds) Adult Groups First Prize Ukulele Club Judges’ Choice Campus Vitus Bands First Prize Grand Sam Judges Choice Watsonville Community Band Pets First Prize West Coast Great Pyrenees Judges’ Choice Monterey Bay Dog Training Club […]

Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Cabrillo Stage Brings Tony-Winning Play To Life By Mindy Pedlar Cabrillo Stage proudly presents INTO THE WOODS, the Tony Award winning classic with book by James Lapine and score by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim. The musical intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales, exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes […]

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