The Flu: 2019-2020

The Flu: 2019-2020

By Ron Conte, Pharm.D. This month ushers in the influenza (flu) season. Keep in mind that the flu can attack us at any time of the year, but it most commonly occurs from September to February. The flu vaccine is the main way to ward off the flu. This is an ideal time to get […]

Get Cool Season Vegetables Going

Get Cool Season Vegetables Going

By Tony Tomeo The difficult part will be removing the aging warm season vegetable plants while they are still trying to produce. That is one of the disadvantages of gardening in such an excellently mild climate. It would be easier if frost or cooling weather caused them to start deteriorating by now. Perhaps some are […]

Protecting our Bay

Protecting our Bay

By Supervisor Zach Friend It’s hard to imagine something more interconnected to our county than the Monterey Bay. Over the last few decades our local community has worked on preservation efforts that stopped offshore drilling efforts, ensured the creation of the Marine Sanctuary and now are working to reduce plastic waste. Plastic waste, in particular […]

Democratic Club of North Santa Cruz County

Democratic Club of North Santa Cruz County

Census Bureau Speaker to talk about Community Engagement Efforts Tory Del Favero will be the guest speaker for the Tuesday, October 1st meeting of the Democratic Club of North Santa Cruz County. Del Favero will talk about the U.S. Census Community Partnership and Engagement Program, including outreach efforts and how people can get involved to […]

Santa Cruz County Wins Three CSAC Awards

Santa Cruz County Wins Three CSAC Awards

The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to receive statewide recognition for innovative programs to address community behavioral health, the housing crisis and environmental protection. Each year, the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) honors innovation and best practices in county government through their Challenge Awards program. This year, Santa Cruz County was honored with […]

Bay Federal Named Top Work Environment

Bay Federal Named Top Work Environment

Bay Federal Credit Union was recently named the nation’s number one “Best Credit Union to Work For” by Credit Union Journal during their annual ranking program done in partnership with Best Companies Group. This is the first time that the credit union has topped the list. This year, 50 institutions from across the country made […]

Aptos High’s New Quad

Aptos High’s New Quad

On Sept. 19, Aptos High School students were able to stand in the newly remodeled quad! During lunchtime, students participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony, performed by the ASB President Josh Powell with the assistance of Francesca Goyette, ASB VP, and Erin deCastongrene, ASB Secretary. “We couldn’t have done this without our families’ support of […]

2019 Apple Pie Baking Contest

2019 Apple Pie Baking Contest

Who Makes the Best Pie in the County? The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s 43rd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest was held at the Santa Cruz County Fair last week. Winners were selected for each of the three divisions, Youth, Adult and Masters. Janice Weaver, of Santa Cruz took the top overall prize by winning […]

Monterey Home & Garden Expo: Fall 2019

Monterey Home & Garden Expo: Fall 2019

 5 Reasons to Attend the Home and Garden Expo Monterey • Creative ways to take your raised bed and planter • Refresh Your Home for Spring • Steps to Make Your Home More Luxurious • Exterior home improvements • Hakouya-House of Fermentation

Coastal Home & Garden: Fall/Winter 2019

Coastal Home & Garden: Fall/Winter 2019

IN THE GARDEN: Fall Gardening • Welcome Fall Crush IN THE KITCHEN: Smoothie Bowls • Tailgating Season IN THE HOME: Home Health • Reclaim Reuse • Ultimate Kitchen • Questions before purchasing • Clean Out Your Closets • Signs of Aging Roof Shingles LIFESTYLE: Outside Health • Outdoor Living • Tinctures & CBD • Day […]