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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 […]

Water’s Impacts on Earth, Humans

Water’s Impacts on Earth, Humans

By Melanie Mow Schumacher Last month my son, who is a freshman at Soquel High School, had to write a persuasive essay for his geography class on his opinion of what has a greater impact: humans on Earth or Earth on humans – with an added emphasis on specifics within Santa Cruz County. I enjoyed […]

Sparing the Air in the Valley

Sparing the Air in the Valley

By Supervisor Bruce McPherson, for the SLV Air Quality Event Thousands of people live in a place called paradise – trees, great sense of community, etc. BUT we also live in a place where there’s a thing called “temperature inversion.” It’s all in the San Lorenzo Valley. With those facts, and with an abundance of […]

Updates from City Hall: October 2017

Updates from City Hall: October 2017

By Jamie Goldstein, City Manager of Capitola This column is intended to provide the community with an ongoing series of updates about City of Capitola projects and activities of interest. If you have any suggestions for future topics, or feedback, please let me know at jgoldstein@ci.capitola.ca.us or by phone at 475-7300. Disaster Preparedness and Planning The […]

Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst!

Hope for the Best; Plan for the Worst!

By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain, Aptos-La Selva Fire District As I sit down to write this month’s column, lightning is streaking our morning sky. It’s incredible to find that we’re already in the middle of September! Summer has, much like a bolt of lightning, come and gone so quickly this year. But even as summer […]

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