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Back to School Includes Vaccinations

Back to School Includes Vaccinations

SACRAMENTO — With students heading back to school, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) urges parents and guardians to check the vaccine record of their children. Many vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles, can easily spread in childcare and school settings. “By getting children all of the vaccines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control […]



Valencia Road Reopens!

Valencia Road Reopens!

By Noel Smith On Monday, August 7, a full 176 days after it was closed because of the failure of the culvert that took Trout Creek under Valencia road between Trout Gulch Road and Aptos School Road, County officials opened the 2-lane temporary bridge after a very upbeat ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by at least 50 […]



National Night Out: Tuesday August 1

National Night Out: Tuesday August 1

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors […]



SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test

SCPD Launches Body-Worn Camera Field Test

Santa Cruz Police Department today announced the launch of a body-worn camera pilot test program. “We are excited to finally bring this body-camera initiative to our department,” said Deputy Chief Rick Martinez. “It speaks directly to our desire to be transparent with our community.” The overall goal of the body worn camera program is to […]



Valencia Road Bridge Update: July 24, 2017

Valencia Road Bridge Update: July 24, 2017

By Jason Hoppin, Communications Manager County of Santa Cruz It doesn’t look like much now, but very soon these modular pieces of steel — which are now on location — will be constructed into a temporary bridge, restoring access for all the (extremely patient) neighbors impacted by the Valencia Road closure. When completed, the bridge […]



Free Fishing Days

Free Fishing Days

No CDFW License Needed on July 1 and Sept. 2 The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, […]



County Science Superstars

County Science Superstars

Two Students Earn Awards at International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) LOS ANGELES — Two Santa Cruz County students claimed a top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles on Friday, May 19, 2017. Sophomore Max Freedman and freshman Jackson Damhorst from AFE (Alternative Family Education Program) have a winning […]



How to Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs

How to Lower Your Medicare Drug Costs

By Greg Dill Driving near Monterey, Calif., recently, I stopped at a roadside stand to buy some freshly picked strawberries. May is high season for California strawberries, and the fields were exploding with beautiful, ripe fruit. The gentleman working the stand, Jack, asked what I do for a living. When I told him I work […]



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