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Aptos High Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

Aptos High Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

2017’s Nine Inductees Include Skate Legend, Volleyball & Tennis Stars, Lifetime Advocate One of the world’s pioneer skateboarders, an all-America volleyball player, and one of Aptos High’s most successful player-coaches head the list of honorees for the Aptos High Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Along with one of the most dedicated Mariners of […]






SBA Offers Disaster Assistance

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance

California Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding SACRAMENTO — Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1-25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response […]






Is it Time To End The Use of “Disposable” Water?

Is it Time To End The Use of “Disposable” Water?

By Melanie Mow Schumacher The Santa Cruz County community is a leader in implementing “The Three Rs” – reduce, reuse, recycle. Not only a plastic bag ban, but as of 2017 no plastic straws or stir sticks, and only compostable cups, lids, containers, and cutlery for County food-service establishments. Our community recognizes the importance of […]






Storm Damage Recovery

Storm Damage Recovery

By Bruce McPherson With a week of sunshine, it’s tempting to forget about the winter’s deluge and the associated storm damage. Tempting, but not possible. As of Wednesday, March 29, the County has 187 damage sites on roads in the unincorporated area, with an estimated $97 million in damage. Dozens and dozens more private roads […]






The Hanson Locatelli Group

The Hanson Locatelli Group

at Morgan Stanley Meet the Practice and the Professionals By Edita McQuary and Jessica Locatelli Because April 15th falls on a Saturday, and Monday, April 17 is a District of Columbia holiday, the tax-filing deadline has been extended to Tuesday, April 18. Helping clients through tax time is perhaps one of the busiest seasons for […]






Tips to Avoid Common Parenting Traps

Tips to Avoid Common Parenting Traps

By Nicole M. Young, MSW April is the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month, so it’s a good time to reflect on what it takes to raise happy, healthy, resilient children who thrive throughout life. Parenting is a non-stop job full of joy, struggles, love, worries, pride and stress. Every parent […]






Valley High Schools SCCAL All-League 2016-17

Valley High Schools SCCAL All-League 2016-17

Girls Soccer First Team Goalkeeper: Sophia Maglato (SLV, Junior) Defenders: Phoebe Rapoza, Scotts Valley, Sophomore Forwards: Jenna Francis SLV, Junior • Olivia Ross Scotts Valley, Junior Second Team Defenders: Emma Zilge SLV, Junior • Kaylee Craft Scotts Valley, Senior • Brianna Romeo Scotts Valley, Junior Midfielders: Linnea Bird Scotts Valley, Junior Honorable Mentions Scotts Valley: Jessica Wright Sophomore, Midfield; Isabella […]






VCUM Bucks for Hunger Drive

VCUM Bucks for Hunger Drive

Valley Churches United is kicking off their 27th annual spring Bucks for Hunger fundraising drive with a mailing that residents will receive in mid April. After the recent challenging winter season, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization is looking forward to the fundraising response being the best ever to help those in need. “During the recent winter […]






County Veterans’ Job Fair

County Veterans’ Job Fair

Are you a VETERAN searching for a Job? Are you a spouse of a Veteran, or family of a Veteran, or Friend of a Veteran? This Job Fair is for YOU! Schedule of Events: April 5 • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Mock Interviews April 6 • 1 – 4:00 p.m. — Veterans Job Fair — […]






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