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For the Love of … Books on Water

For the Love of … Books on Water

by Melanie Mow Schumacher, Soquel Creek Water District February —  it’s the month we celebrate love and it’s still wintertime so you may be cuddled up with a book, perhaps under a blanket, and by the fire. In the spirit of this column being about water I want to share a quick overview of some […]

Reflecting on the First 100 Days

Reflecting on the First 100 Days

Appreciating Achievements and Planning for the Future in Live Oak By Lorie Chamberland, Ed.D., Superintendent, Live Oak School District February 5th marks the first 100 days of school in the Live Oak School District. As I reflect on the past 100 days as the District’s new superintendent, highlights include: The Welcome Back Breakfast where district […]

Downed Power and Utility Line Safety Tips

Downed Power and Utility Line Safety Tips

By Ryan Peters, Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District Welcome to 2019! We certainly hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday season. As we get started on a new year of safety messages, one topic came to mind the other night, as our emergency crews were busy responding to downed power lines due to the […]

Berries For Color In Winter

Berries For Color In Winter

by Tony Tomeo In milder climates of California, where many of us expect at least a few flowers to bloom right through winter, autumn foliar color and colorful winter berries are not appreciated quite as much as they are where autumn and winter arrive earlier, and are cool enough to prevent lingering bloom. Coincidentally, the […]

Our New Year’s Resolution: Recharge and Replenishment

Our New Year’s Resolution: Recharge and Replenishment

By Melanie Mow Schumacher The Soquel Creek Water District’s New Year’s resolution for 2019 — and beyond — is recharge and replenishment of our groundwater supply. How do we plan to keep this resolution? With several exciting projects and strategies that are part of our Community Water Plan, and its overarching aim of preventing seawater […]

Talking With The Community

Talking With The Community

By Shannon Munz, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Communications Specialist Community conversations about how best to address the transportation needs of the county have been going on for decades, and as the county continues to grow, these conversations will become even more critical. According to the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Santa Cruz County, […]

Water Success in 2018

Water Success in 2018

Dr. Bruce Daniels, 2018 President, Board of Directors Soquel Creek Water District has made great progress in the last year in some major goals: To deliver safe, high-quality water to our customers 365 days a year, 24 hours a day in a fiscally responsible manner while evaluating new sustainable water supplies to stave off salt […]

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 […]

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. […]

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