CEA Raises Nearly $176K Through Annual Get Prepared, California! Auction

CEA Raises Nearly $176K Through Annual Get Prepared, California! Auction

More than $1.4 million raised to date SACRAMENTO — The eighth annual Get Prepared, California! Auction—sponsored by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and coordinated by iHeartMedia, Inc.—raised $175,882 in 2019. Auction proceeds will be dedicated to American Red Cross disaster-preparedness and relief efforts in California. The 2019 Get Prepared, California! Auction, which featured numerous one-of-a-kind items, was open for […]

ESF to Renew National Accreditation

ESF to Renew National Accreditation

Land Trust Accreditation Commission Seeks Public Comment Elkhorn Slough Foundation (ESF), the only non-profit organization solely dedicated to protecting Elkhorn Slough and its surrounding watershed lands, is applying for renewal of national accreditation through the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. ESF first earned accreditation in August 2014. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural […]

Watsonville Rotary Club Lobster Feast Returns

Watsonville Rotary Club Lobster Feast Returns

Last year the Rotary Club of Watsonville held its first Maine Lobster Feast, and it was a smashing success. The event sold out a week beforehand and raised $30,000 for local nonprofits serving youth in the Pajaro Valley. Building on that success, the Maine Lobster Feast is returning for a second year Saturday June 8 […]

Art, Wine & Beer Fest Welcomes Past & Future Volunteers!

Art, Wine & Beer Fest Welcomes Past & Future Volunteers!

Planning for the 2019 Scotts Valley Art Wine & Beer Festival is well underway. We are calling for volunteers to help make this year’s event a success! Volunteer shifts will begin early on Friday, August 16 to help with the even set up. Specifically, setting up tables and booths for the artists and wineries on the […]

2019 Custodian of the Year

2019 Custodian of the Year

He moved to the U.S. to pursue the American Dream, and today, Scotts Valley Middle School custodian Aristeo Flores was crowned the best-of-the-best in his field as the 2019 Custodian of the Year. Being a school custodian is hard work, but 73-year-old Aristeo refuses to retire because he loves the students in the small town of Scotts Valley. […]

A Universe of Stories

A Universe of Stories

SCPL’s Summer Reading Program for Kids of All Ages The Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ (SCPL) Summer Reading Program, A UNIVERSE OF STORIES, begins June 1 and runs through August 10. Our entire program has been revamped this year in order to be more inclusive and to put an even greater focus on reading. Studies have shown that reading […]

Santa Cruz County’s First 2-Year Budget

Santa Cruz County’s First 2-Year Budget

Operational Plan Also Released, Includes 172 Objectives Santa Cruz County is pleased to release its $1.6 billion 2019-21 Proposed Budget, which maintains fiscal responsibility while investing in critical public services. The Proposed Budget is the first two-year budget in County history, and establishes a longer financial horizon in order to better identify and plan for […]

Cabrillo Stage Summer Season: 2019

Cabrillo Stage Summer Season: 2019

Shows begin June 27 and July 25; Musicals Beehive and Into the Woods Cabrillo College is proud to introduce the 2019 Summer Festival Season, our 38th year of producing Broadway musicals now at the beautiful Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College campus. We dedicate this season to our founder and original Producing Artistic Director, Lile […]

Cement Ship Centennial Celebrations

Cement Ship Centennial Celebrations

This year, the beloved “Cement Ship” at Seacliff State Beach, the S.S. Palo Alto, marks 100 years in the water — and 90 years off the coast of Aptos. She was built by the SF Shipbuilding Company at the US Navel Shipyard on Government Island, costing $1.5 million to build. Launched in May 1919 and […]