Santa Cruz Students Win Awards at State Science Fair

Santa Cruz Students Win Awards at State Science Fair

LOS ANGELES — Each year, the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair provides the opportunity for local students to compete at the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles, CA. On April 24 & 25, 2017, forty-two students from schools across Santa Cruz County (Grades 6-12) competed in this annual statewide scholastic competition. The […]

SCCB Earns Seventh-Straight Super Premier Rating

SCCB Earns Seventh-Straight Super Premier Rating

Santa Cruz County Bank, a locally owned and operated full-service community bank headquartered in Santa Cruz County, today announced receipt of its seventh consecutive designation of Super Premier performing bank by The Findley Reports, Inc. based upon 2016 financial performance. For a bank to achieve the Super Premier performance rating it must meet four key […]

PMG Joins Dignity Health Medical Foundation

PMG Joins Dignity Health Medical Foundation

SANTA CRUZ — Dignity Health Medical Foundation (DHMF) has signed an agreement with Physicians Medical Group of Santa Cruz (PMG), the largest network of independent primary care and specialist physicians in Santa Cruz County, to purchase their Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health plan administrative functions. The agreement is estimated to take effect in July 2017. The […]

Earth Day Volunteers Removed 1,165 lbs of Trash

Earth Day Volunteers Removed 1,165 lbs of Trash

The California Central Coast’s largest Earth Day cleanup effort had one of its most successful turnouts this Saturday. Five hundred and thirty-three volunteers from across Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties celebrated Earth Day with community action at 11 Save Our Shores cleanup sites run by Sanctuary Stewards, Adopt-a-Beach groups and SOS staff. This year, the […]

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect

Stage 3 Water Shortage Still in Effect

Soquel Creek Water District Customers Need to Stay Attentive California was hit with storm after storm this winter, effectively ending the drought in much of the state. Areas that rely on surface water fared especially well. However, not everyone is out of the woods yet. Governor Brown’s recent Executive Order B-40-17, which ends the official […]

Cal School Dashboard

Cal School Dashboard

More Than a Single Number By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Unified Elementary School District “What gets measured gets done.” — Peter Drucker and Edwards Deming among others Typically, I like to use this space to highlight student and teacher programs and achievements in our district. This month, I thought it important to highlight an important […]

Shirley: Make Your Pet a Potbelly Pig!

Shirley: Make Your Pet a Potbelly Pig!

To celebrate our dear friends over at KPig Radio on this week of the 7th Annual Days of Wine and Wet Noses, we’ve having a PIG as our Pet of the Week! Here at the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, we shelter/care for/reunite/and adopt-out more than just cats, dogs, and rabbits. Currently in our barn we […]

Mariner’s Amazing Migration Story

Mariner’s Amazing Migration Story

By Loree L. McCawley Celebrated educator, environmental enthusiast and Aptos High School graduate (1985), Susan “Susie” McCawley Werts recently received a Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) conservation award. Werts received her acclaimed national award in recognition of her distinguished and significant accomplishments in conservation education. A native central coast Californian and proud Teach for […]

Planning for County’s Future

Planning for County’s Future

By Bruce McPherson, County Supervisor 5th District This has been a time of listening in the Fifth District as multiple Santa Cruz County departments have been seeking your opinions in an effort to “co-create” our community’s future. ••• Accessory Dwelling Units The County Planning Department recently engaged about 75 residents in a discussion of accessory […]