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Jim Chandler, Soquel Resident

Jim Chandler, Soquel Resident

January 11, 1935 – May 14, 2019 James Warren Chandler passed away on May 14, 2019. He died peacefully at home in Soquel with his wife Margie and his loved ones by his side. He was 84 years old. Jim was born January 11, 1935 in Manilla, Arkansas. During his young life his parents moved […]

Getting Ready For An Outbreak

Getting Ready For An Outbreak

Medical-Health Responders Train for Prevention and Response to Wide-spread Disease Santa Cruz County residents can rest assured that training for readiness of public health emergencies is being addressed by medical-health responders in our community. Disease outbreaks such as Measles, Hepatitis A, and H1N1 Influenza have swept across the nation creating a need for mass medication […]

Celebration Thru July in SLV Area

Celebration Thru July in SLV Area

July is GAME ON for San Lorenzo Valley residents Month-long Santa Cruz County Parks celebration highlights activities and services Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and explore the great things happening in the San Lorenzo Valley at your local parks and recreation centers. This July, join in on the fun and […]

Red Cross Honors County Emergency Workers

Red Cross Honors County Emergency Workers

For their heroic and lifesaving actions, three City of Santa Cruz lifeguards and the city’s Deputy Police Chief were honored with American Red Cross commendations today in a ceremony at the Central Coast Chapter’s Board of Directors meeting. Lifeguards Jacob Wisotsky, Kyle Kingdom, and Greg Larson received the Red Cross Lifesaving Award for Professional Responders; […]

Capitola Mall Redevelopment

Capitola Mall Redevelopment

By Erin Kelly-Allshouse The Capitola Mall as it stands today will change with the times as large department stores close leaving big vacancies a reality of our e-commerce life. Talks, meetings and big plans are underway to redevelop it from an enclosed traditional mall to an open-air experience with a more relevant and entertaining way […]

Noel Smith: Remembering Our Friend

Noel Smith: Remembering Our Friend

Former TPG, Inc. Editor Noel Smith Loses Battle With Cancer By Marsha Strong-Smith Noel Aubrey Smith, former editor of Times Publishing Group, Inc., passed away on June 14, 2019, at the age of 82. Noel is survived by his wife, Marsha Strong-Smith, his 4 children from a previous marriage, and three step children: Tori Strong, […]

July 4th Safety Tips for People and Pets

July 4th Safety Tips for People and Pets

How to Protect Your Pet: Where to Turn if Your Pet Gets Lost Every year fireworks cause an alarming uptick in lost pets, with runaways a frequent side effect of noisy 4th of July celebrations. The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz) is the only open-admission, full-service facility set up to […]

Music in the Garden

Music in the Garden

Presented by the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival May 12 • 1-5 p.m. Musical, botanical, and culinary delights mingle in this consummate celebration of springtime. Over 33 years, Dean Silvers has been creating this garden, named “The Trellises,” caring for over a thousand species of plants from habitats ranging from California native to tropical, selected to […]

PJ Sparkles

PJ Sparkles

PJ (ID#A255219) was surrendered to the Shelter after her owner could no longer care for her. PJ used to live outside, but has adapted well to an indoor environment. An independent, smart rabbit, PJ will hop to her x-pen all by herself so volunteers can clean her kennel. She likes to explore her “Cottontail Cottage” […]

Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Shelter 2019!

Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Shelter 2019!

Pajaro Valley Shelter Services presents the 35th Annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Shelter on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, at Ramsay Park in Watsonville. For 34 years, the community of Watsonville has supported our run/walk to ensure the continuation of services for homeless families. The race is PVSS’ biggest fundraising event. The first one was held in […]

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