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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Building Partnerships to Reduce Risk

Building Partnerships to Reduce Risk

By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain Aptos-La Selva Fire District Today’s Fire Service has begun to take a much more proactive approach in addressing elements within our community that pose risk to life safety. After the 2016 Ghost Ship fire in Oakland, in which 36 people died, many Fire Service providers around the country began to […]

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency

By Melanie Schumacher When it comes to the effective management of our groundwater resources, the Soquel Creek Water District’s goals are simple: keep our water supply safe, keep it reliable, and keep it sustainable. To be successful in this, we must be flexible and adapt to changing circumstances, build-in redundancies to our systems, and understand […]

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