Alfred (Alfie) — Motivated by Treats!

Alfred (Alfie) — Motivated by Treats!

Alfie (A232307) has been a foster dog for over a week now … “For our first couple of days in foster, Alfie was a little worrisome. Shelter staff told me he probably just needed some time to decompress. Sure enough, last night he came walking out of his kennel and hopped up in my lap. He […]

PG&E Changing How Californians are Charged

PG&E Changing How Californians are Charged

SAN FRANCISCO — A statewide process to change the way Californians are charged for their energy will be implemented March 1. These changes were developed jointly between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The March 1 changes for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) rate plans: Reducing the number of tiers from three […]

Congressman Panetta Tours Storm Damage

Congressman Panetta Tours Storm Damage

Jason Hoppin, Communications Manager County of Santa Cruz U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta and Supervisor Zach Friend on Saturday, February 18 toured storm-damaged areas of Santa Cruz County, focusing on the Aptos area and the issues facing Valencia Elementary School in particular. During a two-hour tour arranged by Friend, Panetta met with neighborhood representatives and school […]

Pam Conelly: New SCCHC Operations Director

Pam Conelly: New SCCHC Operations Director

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC) announced Pam Conelly, MPH will join its team as Operations Director effective March 1. Conelly will oversee the day-to-day operations of SCCHC’s Santa Cruz Women’s Health Center and East Cliff Family Health Center. As Operations Director, Conelly is responsible for clinic management, call center operations, referral coordination, medical records, […]

Aptos High Mock Trial Team Top In County

Aptos High Mock Trial Team Top In County

The Aptos High Mock Trial team beat Santa Cruz High this week in a close race to take the county trophy after weeks of trials and months of preparation. Aptos High will go on to compete at the state competition in Riverside on March 24, among over thirty other high schools from across the state. […]

Neil Gorsuch and the Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch and the Supreme Court

By Bill Winters, Attorney Those of us who practice law for a living are often frustrated with the media coverage on legal issues. It is not difficult to talk to legal experts for an opinion, yet few outlets do this and even fewer give these experts front and center stage to direct readers. The Neil […]

Gift Of Music To Leo’s Haven

Gift Of Music To Leo’s Haven

Funds for Swirl Chimes Donated by Seahorse Swim School’s Tiffany Harmon A recent significant donation toward LEO’s Haven at Chanticleer Park is music to the ears of the Santa Cruz Playground Project, County of Santa Cruz and the children who will rock and roll on the future playground. In a gift honoring her mother, Tiffany […]

Intimate Dining in County Hosted Homes

Intimate Dining in County Hosted Homes

Do you love gourmet cooking and enjoying fine food paired with high quality wine and lively conversations? If so, consider joining other local epicureans in the Santa Cruz Dinner Club experience. The club was formed almost a decade ago and has grown to include couples and good friends from Aptos to Boulder Creek. What everyone […]

Home Energy Efficiency Financing

Home Energy Efficiency Financing

Watsonville homeowners who want to go solar, replace their AC unit, or install new efficient windows and doors can now finance 100% of their efficiency-related repairs and upgrades through the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program. Recently approved by the Watsonville City Council, HERO financing provides new options for homeowners to make energy and […]