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CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning

CAL FIRE Suspends All Outdoor Burning

MORGAN HILL — Due to the current fire conditions and the amount of fire suppression resources committed to the fires in Northern California, effective Friday October 13 at 5:00 p.m. CAL FIRE suspends all outdoor open burning within the following CAL FIRE Units or Contract County: Santa Cruz serving San Mateo, Santa Cruz counties
; Santa […]

Capitola Offering 120 Free Trees to Residents

Capitola Offering 120 Free Trees to Residents

The City of Capitola is providing two free trees to residents through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting. Capitola residents can reserve their free trees at www.arborday.org/capitola. An online tool helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting […]

Northbound Highway 17 Daytime Lane Closures

Northbound Highway 17 Daytime Lane Closures

Two Days — Wed. Oct. 11 and Thur. Oct. 12 SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — The #2 (right) northbound lane of Hwy. 17 from Vine Hill Rd. north to Laurel Road will close from 10 am to 2 pm on both Wednesday, Oct. 11 and Thursday, Oct. 12 for sound wall construction. Electronic message boards will be activated to advise […]

2017 Open Studios Art Tour

2017 Open Studios Art Tour

Over 300 Artists to Open Their Doors for the 32nd Tour SANTA CRUZ — Open Studios Art Tour was launched thirty-two years ago in 1986 with a simple goal – to get art fans and artists together, all across Santa Cruz County. Artists open their studios, and art enthusiasts go on tour. The public visits […]

When Disaster Calls

When Disaster Calls

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and … Food Banks Sometimes people aren’t aware of something until they need it. For many victims of disaster, like those of Hurricane Harvey, the aftermath revealed the existence—and critical importance—of community food banks. Ever since Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast late last month, the Houston Food Bank has taken its […]

Aptos Responds to RDM Closings

Aptos Responds to RDM Closings

By Doug Deaver (Editor’s Note: Supervisor Zach Friend and Business Counselor Doug Deaver have been working diligently to help the businesses of Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center that were given just 30 days to close. Here is an update submitted by Deaver.) As you are aware, most Rancho Del Mar business tenants are on month-to-month […]

Begonias in Capitola

Begonias in Capitola

By Carolyn Swift An agricultural news report noted the Santa Cruz County bulb crop was valued at one million dollars in 1931. Nearly all commercial quantities of begonias, calla lilies, and gladioli raised in the United States were from California and the majority came from five county ranchers: James A. Brown, brothers Lowell and Everett […]

Mole & Mariachi Festival

Mole & Mariachi Festival

Saturday September 9 Benefit for Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks (Friends), a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the legacy of our state parks and beaches, announced its fifth annual Mole & Mariachi Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Santa […]

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