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Marlene: Nothing like a Fuzzy Bunny

Marlene: Nothing like a Fuzzy Bunny

Marlene (ID #A248869) is an outgoing and relaxed little bunny. She is about a year old and the volunteers think she is mellow and easy to be around. Her daily antics include nudging balls and toys around the room, running around in our cardboard castles, and eating greens. She has been learning how to use […]

Welcome to Transportation Talk

Welcome to Transportation Talk

By Shannon Munz Welcome to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s (RTC) first monthly Transportation Talk column. As the transportation planning agency for the County of Santa Cruz, the RTC creates projects and programs to develop a balanced transportation system that addresses all modes, while improving the quality of life for all of our county […]

Fall is Coming: It’s a Great Time to Plant!

Fall is Coming: It’s a Great Time to Plant!

By Melanie Schumacher Soquel Creek Water District offers fall planting tips and ways to save water and money. It’s not too early to think about what to do with your garden and landscaping this fall! Many people think of spring as the prime planting period, but here are some great reasons – well known to many […]

One Fear About Moving

One Fear About Moving

By Janet Payne Downs Last Sunday I took my car to Master Car Wash on 41st Ave, left it there, and my dog Charlie and I went for a walk. I had no particular direction and decided to turn up 46th from Capitola Road. Imagine my surprise when, about halfway up the street, I realized […]

Exploring Proposition 6: The Repeal of SB 1

Exploring Proposition 6: The Repeal of SB 1

By Zach Friend In the last issue I wrote an overview of some local and state ballot measures voters will see in November. I received some additional questions about Proposition 6, which would repeal SB 1, adopted by the legislature to address the nearly $140 billion backlog in statewide deferred road maintenance by raising the […]

How Can Life Insurance Help You?

How Can Life Insurance Help You?

You may not be aware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Of course, you probably recognize, at least in a general sense, the importance of life insurance, but do you know the various ways in which it can help you? Life insurance can play a sizable role in your ability to achieve […]

Princess Leia: Guess Who’s in Charge?

Princess Leia: Guess Who’s in Charge?

Princess Leia (ID #A248484) is a little spitfire! She is opinionated, passionate, and can be won over with some string cheese. Like her name, she is a fierce princess and doesn’t always roll out the welcome mat for bigger dogs but has proven she can co-exist. Even so, she has done well in playgroups once […]

Leaving Santa Cruz

Leaving Santa Cruz

By Janet Payne-Downs Last Thursday I went to downtown Santa Cruz to meet a friend for an appointment. As many people do, I plopped myself onto a chair in front of Bookshop Santa Cruz and people-watched until my friend appeared. I often forget how much character Santa Cruz has and how fun it is just […]

How can we fight a drought?

How can we fight a drought?

Find a High-Quality, Reliable, Sustainable Water Supply By Melanie Schumacher When you get right down to it, there are just two basic things that humans can’t live without: water and food. Providing one of those (We can’t live without water!) is what the Soquel Creek Water District is all about! Water is the most precious […]

2018-19 School Year in SUESD

2018-19 School Year in SUESD

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Unified Elementary School District “The only thing that is constant is change.” ― Heraclitus (Greek Philosopher) The first day of the SUESD School Year is August 22, 2018. The beginning of a new school year is such an exciting time. In just a few weeks, students in our schools will be […]

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