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38th Annual EcoFarm Conference

38th Annual EcoFarm Conference

January 24 – 27, 2018 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove The Ecological Farming Association (EcoFarm) presents the  annual EcoFarm Conference January 24 – 27, 2018 at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove. As the oldest and largest organic farming event in the West, EcoFarm is a prime networking and educational hub for farmers, […]

Red Cross Farm to Table Dinner 2017 at Carmel Valley Ranch

Red Cross Farm to Table Dinner 2017 at Carmel Valley Ranch

Friday, Nov. 3, from 4 to 9 p.m. • 1 Old Ranch Rd Carmel CARMEL — The American Red Cross of the Central Coast will proudly host its annual Farm to Table Dinner at Carmel Valley Ranch on Friday, November 3. Presented by Century Communities and Audi, the dinner is an opportunity for community and business […]

State Approves $1.5 million+ for Santa Cruz County Transportation Projects

State Approves $1.5 million+ for Santa Cruz County Transportation Projects

MODESTO — The cities of Santa Cruz and Watsonville will receive more than $1.5 million for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects, following action by the California Transportation Commission (CTC). Funding for these community-focused projects is made possible due to the Senate Bill 1: Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB1), which was passed by […]

USDA Grants for Local Agriculture

USDA Grants for Local Agriculture

SALINAS — Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced that California FarmLink, located in Aptos, would receive grant support totaling $599,074 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The funds, awarded through USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, will be used to train local beginning farmers and help them access land, capital, and marketing opportunities. “With its […]

Six Tons Removed From Monterey Bay Shores

Six Tons Removed From Monterey Bay Shores

2,813 Volunteer for Save Our Shores 33rd Coastal Cleanup Day MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY — Annual Coastal Cleanup Day came to a close with big results. In just 3 hours, 2,813 volunteers (over 250 student participants) removed 12,269 pounds (over 6 tons) of trash from 77 beach, river and slough cleanup sites along an […]

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 […]

National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month

An Opportunity To Plan For Damaging Earthquakes SACRAMENTO — National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to act on the frequent advice of scientists, community leaders and emergency managers: Get informed about the different types of emergencies that could happen in your area and take steps to prepare for them. This year’s theme is “Disasters don’t […]

GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. Wins National Award 

GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. Wins National Award 

SAN JOSE — GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. is pleased to announce its new single-stream recyclable materials processing line at its San Jose material recovery facility has received the highly acclaimed Gold Excellence Award in the Recycling System category from the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA). The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, […]

Caltrans Timeline for Rebuilding Highway 1

Caltrans Timeline for Rebuilding Highway 1

BIG SUR, MONTEREY COUNTY — Caltrans is aiming to have Highway 1 at Mud Creek open to traffic by late summer, 2018 with an estimated price tag of $40 million. Earlier this summer, Caltrans announced a plan to build over the massive slide that covered Highway 1 earlier this year. The new roadway will traverse […]

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