Integrative Leadership Academy Receives $475K Grant

Integrative Leadership Academy Receives $475K Grant

California Department of Education Helps Local Charter School Project Integrative Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization working to open a small, project-based middle school in the San Lorenzo Valley, has been approved for grant funding from the California Department of Education’s competitive Charter Schools Grant Program. Based on the strength of its charter petition, ILA is […]

Free Horticulture Classes

Free Horticulture Classes

Sponsored UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Spring into Seeds! Salinas • February 16 • 10 a.m.-Noon Get a jump on your spring garden and learn the basics of seed starting. Part planning and part technique, you will learn what kind of vegetables you can grow in early spring and into the warm […]

Drug Interactions: Keeping Track

Drug Interactions: Keeping Track

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. Drug interactions are numerous. One drug may interact with another drug or several drugs, also termed a drug-drug interaction. Some drugs will interact with foods (drug-food interaction) while other drugs may interact with a patient’s disease state, or vice versa. Drugs may interact with over-the- counter (OTC, non-prescription) drugs or with […]

Serving on County and Regional Commissions

Serving on County and Regional Commissions

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District For the last year I’ve had the privilege of serving our community as the Chair of the Board of Supervisors. However, I also serve on your behalf in a number of other capacities on local and regional commissions. Sometimes you may need help on specialty issues that are […]

Financial Gifts for Valentines–All Ages

Financial Gifts for Valentines–All Ages

By Jeremy Gels, Financial Advisor Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. This year, consider going beyond the flowers and chocolates and think about providing financial-related gifts to your loved ones of all generations. Here are some gift possibilities to consider: For your spouse or partner — Your income – both today and in the future – […]

Red Cross Blood Supply Strained by Crisis

Red Cross Blood Supply Strained by Crisis

The American Red Cross is reissuing its emergency call for blood and platelet donors to give now after multiple snow storms, frigid temperatures and the government shutdown further reduced lifesaving donations. In January, more than 4,600 Red Cross blood and platelet donations went uncollected as blood drives were forced to cancel due to severe winter weather blanketing […]

County Physicians and Clinics Honored

County Physicians and Clinics Honored

Central California Alliance for Health Recognized for Efforts to Improve on National Health Measures One in four residents in Santa Cruz County receive their health care coverage through the Central California Alliance for Health. The Alliance is a not-for-profit, Medi-Cal health plan for Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties, and nearly 84,000 of its 350,000 members […]

Funding Opportunity to Address Countywide Homelessness

Funding Opportunity to Address Countywide Homelessness

Santa Cruz County and the Homeless Action Partnership, working in cooperation with local cities and partner agencies, released a Request for Proposals (RFP) to help address the rising crisis of homelessness in Santa Cruz County. With California homelessness soaring to 134,000 residents in 2018 – a quarter of the nation’s estimated homeless population — the […]

California Department of Fish & Wildlife Q&As

California Department of Fish & Wildlife Q&As

What does it mean to Take Urchins “by Hand”? Question: The regulations state that sea urchins “may be taken only on hook-and-line or with the hands.” Does “with the hands” mean that I can use pliers, a knife or any hand-plying tool to help in gathering the urchins, or do I have to do this barehanded? I am allowed […]

Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air

Bay Shore Lyric Opera Presents a Valentine’s Benefit Concert Bay Shore Lyric Opera presents Love is in the Air, a Valentine’s Benefit Concert with Nosh & Song. The 2019 season kicks off February 16 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Santa Cruz. Doors open for the reception at 7 p.m., with the performance beginning at […]