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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, […]






Airline Performance in 2016

Airline Performance in 2016

Some Highlights for Travelers By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics U.S. large airlines set three annual records in 2016 that were good news for fliers, based on data released by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). Cancellations: The 12 airlines that report on-time data to BTS posted an all-time annual low cancellation rate of 1.17 […]






Jimmy Panetta Takes Oath of Office

Jimmy Panetta Takes Oath of Office

WASHINGTON — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) was sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 115th Congress by Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). “Throughout my life, I’ve been devoted to public service and it’s an honor to now serve the Central Coast in Congress,” said Congressman Panetta. “I’m ready to […]






Central Coast VA-DOD Health Clinic Dedicated

Central Coast VA-DOD Health Clinic Dedicated

WASHINGTON — Representative Sam Farr (D-Calif.), joined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald and Director of the Army Staff Lieutenant General Gary Cheek, will deliver the Major General William H. Gourley VA-DOD Outpatient Clinic to Central Coast Veterans, military retirees, active duty service members, and their families on Friday, October 14, […]






Quarantine on California Grapes Lifted

Quarantine on California Grapes Lifted

WASHINGTON – Since June 2010, 446 square miles of Napa and Sonoma Counties have been under regulation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It was announced by the USDA that the European grapevine moth (EGVM) (Lobesia botrana) has been eradicated from California and that the Federal quarantine has been lifted. A total of 11 […]






Aptos Grad Enters Naval Academy

Aptos Grad Enters Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Nathaniel Vaughn Blount, graduate of Aptos High School, Aptos, California was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2020 Thursday, June 30, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Blount recently graduated from Aptos High School and was accepted into the United States Naval […]






National Schools Choice Week January 24th-30th

National Schools Choice Week January 24th-30th

National School Choice Week begins this Sunday. With 16,140 events across the country, National School Choice Week (Jan. 24 – 30) will be the largest series of education-related events in US history. The goal of National School Choice Week is to raise awareness of effective education options for children — such as traditional public schools, public charter schools, public […]






Petty Officer Jose Ferreira part of our Nation’s Navy Reserve

Petty Officer Jose Ferreira part of our Nation’s Navy Reserve

March 3 Marks 100 years of the United States Navy Reserve By Lt. Jan Shultis, Navy Reserve Centennial Public Affairs FREEDOM — Freedom native Jose Ferreira upholds many roles – family man, senior engineer, and leader in the United States Navy Reserve. Electronics Technician First Class Ferreira, who graduated from Aptos High School in 1992, now […]






Veterans Day 2014

Veterans Day 2014

It is almost 73 years since the beginning of WWII. Over 16,354,000 men & women served in the U.S. Armed Forces during WWII with 400,000 giving the ultimate sacrifice. To show how deadly WWII really was, the 82-day Battle for Okinawa from early April until mid-June 1945, U.S. casualties were over 62,000 of who 12,000 […]






The Headwear Association Launches 7th Annual Hat Day in the Sun

The Headwear Association Launches 7th Annual Hat Day in the Sun

Free sun protection hats to be distributed Nationwide To celebrate the 7th annual “Hat Day in the Sun”, The Headwear Association (THA) will be giving away thousands of FREE wide-brimmed sun-protection hats in cities across the country as part of a public awareness campaign to educate people that the right hat can protect against skin cancer, sun damage, and premature […]






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