Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning people of the risks of Salmonella infection associated with contact with live poultry. Outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry have increased in recent years as more people keep backyard flocks. Live poultry, especially baby chicks and ducklings, may have Salmonella in their feces […]

PVA Members’ Exhibit 2017: Color!

PVA Members’ Exhibit 2017: Color!

Color! The very idea excites us in many ways. Pajaro Valley Arts (PVA) presents its annual members show with the title and theme of Color. Artists were asked to prepare works of art that generated the many facets of color. Color produces a certain mood or atmosphere; it creates space, light and shadows; and introduces symbolic associations. […]

BOTAX: Open Your Heart … Adopt a Cat

BOTAX: Open Your Heart … Adopt a Cat

This teeny fellow came to the Shelter weighing just one pound. That was a month ago and, thanks to a Foster Volunteer opening their heart and home to him, he has nearly doubled his weight! He had a wonderful time playing with our Youth Volunteers during After School Animal Advocates in May and is now […]

“Popup Picnics In The Park”

“Popup Picnics In The Park”

At Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends) today announced eight food vendors are confirmed to offer a diverse array of lunch items at its PopUp Picnics in the Park at Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park in downtown Santa Cruz. The picnics will take place every Thursday from […]

Committee Members Needed For Mid–County Groundwater Agency

Committee Members Needed For Mid–County Groundwater Agency

SOQUEL — The Santa Cruz Mid-County Groundwater Agency (MGA) is seeking members for its Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) Advisory Committee. Applications for Committee members were accepted from June 5 through July 20, 2017. A public meeting will be held on June 29, 2017 from 7-9 PM at Congregational Church of Soquel, 4951 Soquel Dr. Soquel […]

New Medicare Cards

New Medicare Cards

Changes Offer Greater Protection For More Than 57.7 Million Americans The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes Social Security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft, and safeguard taxpayer dollars. The new cards will use a unique, randomly assigned number called a Medicare Beneficiary […]

Future Leadership and Job Training Institute

Future Leadership and Job Training Institute

SANTA CRUZ — Join Santa Cruz County Friday Night Live Partnership (FNL) for a FREE four-day (June 26/27/28/29) Define Our Future Leadership and Job Training Institute for students grades 7-12 at Aptos Jr. High School. This training will consist of interactive activities that promote youth leadership and job readiness while earning community service hours, making friends, and […]

Increase in Number of Cases of Hepatitis A in County

Increase in Number of Cases of Hepatitis A in County

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — Santa Cruz County is experiencing an increase in new cases of Hepatitis A infection. Of concern is the fact that there have been recent, serious and widespread outbreaks of Hepatitis A in other counties. To address this concern the County has been conducting vaccination clinics in the community and working with […]

Recycling Green Waste for Santa Cruz County

Recycling Green Waste for Santa Cruz County

By Noel Smith SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors will be making a decision at their June 27 meeting on what company to select for the county’s Green Waste Recycling. The decision won’t be based on cost as the bids are within 5% of each other. Here are some of […]