Review Sites: Helpful or Hurtful?

Review Sites: Helpful or Hurtful?

By Ron Kustek We are both business owners and customers to other businesses.  Think back to some of your favorite places – how did you first hear about them?  What is it that makes that business special enough for you to return to again and again? What do you tell others about that business, whether […]

Banning Cash Bail

Banning Cash Bail

Controversial Law Goes to Voters in November 2020 Election The campaign to overturn California Senate Bill 10, which would have abolished cash bail, cleared a critical hurdle today when the Secretary of State certified that the required number of signatures had been gathered to force a referendum on the November 2020 ballot. SB-10 was hurriedly passed […]

Pregnant Mare Rescue

Pregnant Mare Rescue

By Erin Kelly-Allshouse  What began as a project to rescue horses, specifically mares and their unborn foals from imminent slaughter, has become the life mission for founder and president of Pregnant Mare Rescue Lynn Hummer. Pregnant Mare Rescue is a temporary horse sanctuary committed to rescuing pregnant mares and orphaned foals from abuse, and advocating […]

Academic Progress in the PVUSD

Academic Progress in the PVUSD

For the past two years, Pajaro Valley Unified School District has focused on strengthening or implementing evidence-based early literacy programs and it is a pleasure to share with you the significant results in the elementary level that speak to students’ hard work. The recent Northwestern Evaluation Association’s Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) evaluation, taken by […]

County Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate 50 Years

County Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrate 50 Years

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County announced that it will mark its 50th anniversary with a special Gala Event on March 23, 2019, a year-long calendar of events and the launch of a new Alumni Club. “It is a huge point of pride that the Boys & Girls Club has been serving our local youth […]

Draft Highway 9/SLV Complete Streets Corridor Plan Available

Draft Highway 9/SLV Complete Streets Corridor Plan Available

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) recently released the draft Highway 9/San Lorenzo Valley Complete Streets Corridor Plan. The draft plan identifies, evaluates and prioritizes the most critical and cost-effective transportation improvements along the San Lorenzo Valley’s primary travel corridor. Highway 9 is the economic center for the towns of Felton, Ben Lomond, […]

Annual Mock Trial Competition Kicking Off

Annual Mock Trial Competition Kicking Off

The Santa Cruz County Office of Education, Student Support Services Department is coordinating the Santa Cruz County Mock Trial Competition. 2019 marks the thirtieth year of the Santa Cruz County Mock Trial Competition. In 1980, the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) introduced the Mock Trial program, which already had a strong following in Los Angeles County, […]

Valentine’s Day Weddings at the County Clerk Office

Valentine’s Day Weddings at the County Clerk Office

Pop the question and leave the rest to us! Sign up now for your Valentine’s Day wedding with the Santa Cruz County Clerk’s deputy commissioners of marriage. You can schedule your wedding online at www.sccoclerk.com or call us at 831-454-2060. The County Clerk’s Office will perform wedding ceremonies in the Peace, Love and Happiness Wedding Room, located […]

Andrew Perez’s Dream Came True

Andrew Perez’s Dream Came True

In December, the Aptos Times published a story on Andrew Perez, a 16-year-old cancer patient that raised $5000 for Jacob’s Heart. One month later, this young cancer survivor has become a philanthropist. The story of how Andrew Perez used his 4-H skills to raise $5,000 for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services — the organization that gave him strength […]

Barbara Gorson

Barbara Gorson

Library Champion, Capitola Treasure Aug 18, 1950 ~ Jan 5, 2019 As we try to absorb the day-to-day flow of news, it can be challenging to remember that the world is full of good people doing good things. Barbara Gorson, who died January 5, was one of those good people whose life is well worth […]