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Valencia Road Damage Update: March 20

Valencia Road Damage Update: March 20

Jason Hoppin, County Communications Manager The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announced the Federal Highway Administration has approved an approximately $4 million repair plan for a segment of Valencia Road closed by winter storm damage. With approval in hand, the County must now determine a work schedule. Staff is currently negotiating with resource […]






County Highlights Local Road Issues For Lawmakers

County Highlights Local Road Issues For Lawmakers

With winter storms causing $70 million in damages to local roads, the County of Santa Cruz has launched a “greeting card” campaign to urge lawmakers across the State to move forward with funding proposals to improve local road conditions across California. Declines in State funding have contributed to the overall poor condition of local roads […]






Freedom Rotary’s Casino Night Returns

Freedom Rotary’s Casino Night Returns

Mardi Gras Theme Featured For its 33rd annual Casino Night fundraiser, the Freedom Rotary Club is bringing New Orleans to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds with a Mardi Gras-themed event on Saturday, March 18 from 6:30 — 10:30 p.m. Attendees can try their hand at roulette, blackjack, craps and poker, enjoy a buffet of foods, […]






UC Santa Cruz Receives Federal Grants

UC Santa Cruz Receives Federal Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that the University of California Santa Cruz would receive federal grants totaling $528,116 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases awarded UC Santa Cruz $77,000 to be used for allergy, […]






TPG’s 17th Annual Poetry Contest Winners

TPG’s 17th Annual Poetry Contest Winners

The Times Publishing Group Valentines Day Poetry Contest for 2017 has provides an opportunity for us to reward four poets in our county for their way with words. Our four TPG Poetry Contest winners celebrated the return of menfolk as half of our winners this year were men with one celebrating over 30 years of […]






Rancho Del Mar Community Meeting: Feb. 2017

Rancho Del Mar Community Meeting: Feb. 2017

By Zach Friend Approximately 275 people attended a community meeting at Seascape Golf Course to see renderings of the proposed remodel of the Rancho Del Mar shopping center and hear information about overall plans for the center. The meeting followed a similar meeting last year where TRC (formerly Terramar Retail Centers), owners of the center, […]






Residents, Businesses Asked to Report Storm Damage

Residents, Businesses Asked to Report Storm Damage

The County of Santa Cruz and local cities are asking residents who suffered significant damage to their home, business or property during recent storms to report the damage immediately. Doing so may help themselves and others across Santa Cruz County qualify for federal aid to help rebuild. Local governments have set up a simple, 10-question […]






New Veterans Information Center

New Veterans Information Center

Grand Opening at Downtown Santa Cruz Library The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL) invited the entire community to the Grand Opening Celebration of the new Veterans Information Center housed in the Downtown Santa Cruz library. The Grand Opening Celebration was held Thursday February 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. The event featured […]






Santa Cruz Declares Water Emergency

Santa Cruz Declares Water Emergency

City Requests Further Curtailment as Shortage Intensifies The City of Santa Cruz has declared a local emergency today for damages caused to City infrastructure during recent storms, as crews work non-stop to repair the damaged water pipeline. In order to ensure the City maintains adequate water reserves while the pipe is being repaired, ALL City […]






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