Sustain Farm Supper

Sustain Farm Supper

Hosted by Homeless Garden Project Featuring Keynote Speaker Jonathan Franzen The Sustain Supper, a farm-to-table dinner, benefiting the Homeless Garden Project’s education and training programs for individuals experiencing homelessness, will be Saturday, Aug. 24. The event will feature dishes prepared by four well-known local chefs and a keynote speech by beloved author Jonathan Franzen. The event, […]

Summer Stroll in Seacliff

Summer Stroll in Seacliff

It’s time for summer fun with the Seacliff Improvement Association! Pedestrians, bicyclists, friends, family and neighbors are all invited to the stroll to Aptos Village as we promote pedestrian safety awareness on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 When you arrive at the Aptos Village Green, take a quick survey, enjoy a snack, and enter to win […]

Saints and Soulmates: Francis and Clare of Assisi

Saints and Soulmates: Francis and Clare of Assisi

By Joyce and Barry Vissell As we write in The Shared Heart, “The real soulmate is a state of consciousness, not a person.” That being said, there can also be an outer soulmate, or life partner, an ancient connection with another soul where the primary purpose is serving together, blessing the earth together, more than simply […]

Plastics Survey Available Online

Plastics Survey Available Online

Santa Cruz County’s has long been a leader in environmental protection, receiving numerous state and national awards for innovative solutions to reduce waste including bans on single-use plastic bags, polystyrene products, single-use personal care products in visitor accommodations, straws and other contributors to environmental waste. Due to ongoing turmoil in the global recycling market and […]

Learning to Sail

Learning to Sail

By Lawrence Tartaglino I recently wrote about how Goldie, my Golden Retriever, taught me to fetch the morning newspaper. Now I am going to tell you about how I taught Goldie to sail, swim, survive, and enjoy her many hours at sea. As an 8-month-old puppy, it was evident that Goldie had never been to […]

Save Some Seed For Later

Save Some Seed For Later

By Tony Tomeo Flowers do not last forever. Whether they last for only a day, or weeks, they all eventually finish what they were designed to do, and then whither and deteriorate. They only need to stay fresh and appealing to pollinators long enough to get pollinated. After all, that is their only job. The […]

Edward Ortega Named “Farmer of the Year” at 2019

Edward Ortega Named “Farmer of the Year” at 2019

Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s 102nd Annual Meeting Edward Ortega has been selected by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau as the 2019 “Farmer of the Year”. This award is presented annually to the farmer(s) who have contributed beyond their normal farming duties to help the community. The presentation was made during the Farm Bureau’s […]

Declaration of Candidacy for Nov. Elections

Declaration of Candidacy for Nov. Elections

Persons interested in running for any of the six special districts up for election on November 5, 2019 must file a Declaration of Candidacy with the Santa Cruz County Clerk/Elections Department by 5 p.m. Friday, August 9. Candidate filing opened July 15. Local offices scheduled for election on November 5, 2019 include: Alba Park, Recreation […]

US Conference of Mayors New Resolution

US Conference of Mayors New Resolution

Supports Cities Rights to Protect Taxpayers from Climate Change Costs At its annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted Resolution 65, which supports cities’ rights and efforts to mitigate climate change damages and protect taxpayers from related adaptation costs. Santa Cruz Mayor Martine Watkins co-sponsored the Resolution. This Resolution puts the US Conference […]

CDG Recognizes County’s Digital Practices

CDG Recognizes County’s Digital Practices

Santa Cruz Earns Third Award in Last Four Years The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce it has been named one of the top digital counties in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) Placing 8th for counties of its size in the 17th […]