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The Cobbler’s Tale

The Cobbler’s Tale

Based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy Once upon a time there was a cobbler, a good and honorable man. One Christmas Eve he dreamed that the next day, on Christmas, Christ was coming to his humble shop. Christmas morning he got up early and went to the woods to gather green boughs to […]

Addressing Local Homeless Issues

Addressing Local Homeless Issues

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District Homelessness, including those living in insecure or inadequate shelter options, is a significant problem in our community. While much of the visible issue is concentrated in the cities of Santa Cruz and Watsonville it is an issue that impacts the entire county. According to the most recent Santa […]

Review This Year’s Investment Strategy

Review This Year’s Investment Strategy

As the year draws to a close, it’s a good time to review your progress toward your financial goals. But on what areas should you focus your attention? Of course, you may immediately think about whether your investments have done well. When evaluating the performance of their investments for a given year, many people mistakenly […]

Library Open House

Library Open House

By Bruce McPherson, County Superintendent 5th District I want to invite you to an Open House regarding plans for the new Felton Library. We are now at the point of designing the interior of the building and will share the conceptual floor plans, lighting options and ideas for furniture and other materials. The floor plans […]

Why We Vaccinate Our Pets Against Rabies

Why We Vaccinate Our Pets Against Rabies

By Tiffany L. Mitchener, DVM Most Americans have never seen an animal with a case of rabies. The image of the mad, aggressive, salivating animal has been fostered by Hollywood — think “Cujo” or “Old Yeller.” Most people have a vague sense of unease regarding the disease and know the importance of maintaining their pets’ […]

Physicians For Trees

Physicians For Trees

Arborists Work to Prevent Serious Storm Damage By Tony Tomeo Before the storms of winter get here, it might be a good time to make arrangements to get some help for big trees that need it. Smaller trees that can be reached from the ground may not need anything that we cannot do ourselves. It […]

Preparing for Winter Rains

Preparing for Winter Rains

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District As we head into the rainy season it’s always good to do some advance preparations for your home or business. Last year’s wet winter caused over $129 million in damage to public roads and facilities in the unincorporated county. Even though great strides have been made to repair […]

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