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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 […]

Can You Save for College and Retirement?

Can You Save for College and Retirement?

Few of us have unlimited financial resources — which means that almost all of us need to prioritize our financial goals. Consequently, you’ll have some decisions to make if you’d like to help pay for your children’s college educations someday while, at the same time, saving for your own retirement. Your first step in addressing […]

SLV & Scotts Valley Meal and Food Programs

SLV & Scotts Valley Meal and Food Programs

Tuesdays through Saturdays (also 4th Mondays). Valley Churches United, Food Pantry and Food Distribution programs. Tues-Thurs 9-11:45 and Saturday 10-11:45. 1st and 3rd Fridays 9-11 are for seniors only. USDA Distribution on 4th Monday 10-1. For SLV, Scotts Valley, and Bonny Doon residents. Ben Lomond, corner of Highway 9 across from Ben Lomond Market, 336-8258. […]

Investing in the Young: US Fails UNICEF Report Card

Investing in the Young: US Fails UNICEF Report Card

By Michael Watkins, County Superintendent of Schools Since 2007, UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) has conducted a study on the well being of children in the 29 most economically advanced countries in the world. Their report card is designed to monitor and compare the progress of these countries in securing the rights of their children. […]

PVUSD Poised to Impact Student Learning During 2017-18

PVUSD Poised to Impact Student Learning During 2017-18

By Dr. Michelle Rodriguez, Superintendent As we launch into the 2017-18 school year on August 16, PVUSD leadership has a singular and coherent focus on student success. Achieving this mission will involve cultivating collaborative cultures, focusing direction, securing accountability, deepening learning, and ensuring all students are college and career ready upon graduation. Below we highlight […]

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