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Importance of Arts in Education

Importance of Arts in Education

By Jeff Ursino, Trustee, Pajaro Valley Unified School District Area VII For the first time in over 10 years Aptos High’s homecoming football game was accompanied by a band from Aptos High with support from several of our local middle schools. Due to efforts by school site officials, increased funding at the District level, and […]

Fall Back!

Fall Back!

It’s Time to Check Our Smoke Alarms By Captain Ryan Peters, Aptos-La Selva Fire District Fall is here! It’s officially the time of year where our fire crews at the Aptos-La Selva Fire District begin to shift gears from summer mode into winter mode. While the California fire season usually extends well into fall, we […]

Board Eliminates Most County Fees on ADUs

Board Eliminates Most County Fees on ADUs

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District County Housing Needs Growing Over the last few years the Board of Supervisors has worked to address the growing affordability challenge in our community. Santa Cruz County ranks as one of the least affordable places in the world according to a recent international affordable housing study. Only about […]

SCWD Mobile Educational Trailer

SCWD Mobile Educational Trailer

District Receives “2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach and Education” Award The Soquel Creek Water District has proudly received a significant honor from the National WateReuse Association: the 2018 Award of Excellence for Outreach and Education, in recognition of the District’s Pure Water Soquel Mobile Educational Trailer. This annual award was presented during the 33rd […]

Finding Solutions to Traffic

Finding Solutions to Traffic

By Shannon Munz, RTC Communications Specialist Anyone that has driven in Santa Cruz County is familiar with how heavily traveled our roads are. Not only does this bring congestion and safety concerns for drivers, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are also a concern. At the RTC, these are all things that we think about and […]

Reducing Suspensions

Reducing Suspensions

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Unified Elementary School District Below is an idea shared at a training session I attended last school year: When a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach. When a child doesn’t know how to ride a bike, we teach. When a child doesn’t know how to add, we teach. […]

STRIPEY: Your Organic Alarm Clock

STRIPEY: Your Organic Alarm Clock

You may have never thought about a rooster for a pet, but we bet you have never met a rooster like Stripey (ID#A249662). Stripey has been with us for a few months and is a very social and gentle lad. Stripey came from a feed store and he was the only male. He was handled […]

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