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Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is warning people of the risks of Salmonella infection associated with contact with live poultry. Outbreaks linked to contact with live poultry have increased in recent years as more people keep backyard flocks. Live poultry, especially baby chicks and ducklings, may have Salmonella in their feces […]






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, […]






BLM Central Coast Field Office Announces Fire Restrictions

BLM Central Coast Field Office Announces Fire Restrictions

MARINA — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced that precautionary fire restrictions would be in place beginning Saturday, June 10, on public lands managed by the Central Coast Field Office. The restrictions prohibit campfires or open flames on BLM-managed lands in Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Benito, and Monterey counties. Additional restrictions include: No […]






Governor Appoints Kim Baskett to SC Superior Court

Governor Appoints Kim Baskett to SC Superior Court

SACRAMENTO — Kim E. Baskett, 64, of Watsonville, has been a commissioner at the Santa Cruz County Superior Court since 2007 and a traffic referee from 2003 to 2007. Commissioner Baskett served as an Assistant County Counsel at the Santa Cruz County Counsel’s Office from 1994 to 2003. She earned a Juris Doctor degree from […]






Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Winners of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

HOLLISTER —  Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition during a reception held at the Hollister Veterans’ Memorial Building. “I am impressed by the artistic talent that these high school students displayed,” said Congressman Panetta. “I commend everyone who participated in this competition, and thank their family members, teachers, […]






County Students Win Awards at State Science Fair

County Students Win Awards at State Science Fair

LOS ANGELES — Each year, the Santa Cruz County Science & Engineering Fair provides the opportunity for local students to compete at the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles, CA. On April 24 & 25, 2017, forty-two students from schools across Santa Cruz County (Grades 6-12) competed in this annual statewide scholastic competition. The […]






QuakeGrade™ Helps California Earthquake Authority Evaluate Homes

QuakeGrade™ Helps California Earthquake Authority Evaluate Homes

SACRAMENTO — The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) has created a free online tool — called QuakeGrade™ — to help home inspection specialists evaluate a house’s vulnerability to earthquake damage. The new tool debuted today in San Francisco at the California Real Estate Inspection Association’s annual educational conference. Using information entered by an inspector, CEA’s new […]






Central Coast Girl Scouts 2017-18 Board

Central Coast Girl Scouts 2017-18 Board

GSCCC Announces Board Members During Annual Meeting in Aptos VENTURA — Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast (GSCCC) announced the installment of its new Board of Directors, representing communities throughout the council. The new Board of Directors was installed during GSCCC’s 2017 Annual Meeting in Aptos at the Seascape Beach Resort on Saturday, April 22. Appointed […]






Major Slide At Mud Creek

Major Slide At Mud Creek

State Route 1 In Monterey County The Mud Creek (PM 8.9) area on State Route 1 sustained a major event on Saturday evening, May 20 when over a million tons of rock and dirt fell down the slope continuing down to the ocean floor 250 feet off the shoreline. The Mud Creek area is 1/4 […]






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