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Earth Day Coastal Cleanup: April 22

Earth Day Coastal Cleanup: April 22

Save Our Shores Seeks Volunteers Across Monterey Bay Celebrate Earth Day this year with community action. Join Save Our Shores for the Monterey Bay’s largest Earth Day coastal cleanup effort in conjunction with Earth Day Santa Cruz and California State Parks Foundation’s 19th Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup on the weekend of April 22. Cleanups […]






SBA Offers Disaster Assistance

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance

California Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding SACRAMENTO — Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding that occurred Feb. 1-25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response […]






PG&E Changing How Californians are Charged

PG&E Changing How Californians are Charged

SAN FRANCISCO — A statewide process to change the way Californians are charged for their energy will be implemented March 1. These changes were developed jointly between PG&E and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The March 1 changes for Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) rate plans: Reducing the number of tiers from three […]






Taking Precautions to Prevent Zika

Taking Precautions to Prevent Zika

Local Transmission Confirmed in Ensenada, Mexico SACRAMENTO — The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites when traveling to areas with known transmission of Zika virus, including Mexico. Mexican officials this week confirmed a case of local transmission in Ensenada, Baja California, a coastal city in Mexico. Ensenada is approximately […]






Home Front: California During World War II

Home Front: California During World War II

California Archives Digital Exhibit Focuses on Transformative Period in State’s History SACRAMENTO — The California State Archives released its latest online exhibit, “Home Front: California During World War II”. The Home Front exhibit is the latest in a series developed by Archives staff: (Google Cultural Institute) “World War II had a profound impact on California,” Secretary of […]






Winter Storms Strike State’s Transportation Infrastructure

Winter Storms Strike State’s Transportation Infrastructure

More than 4,000 Caltrans Employees Working 24/7 to Restore State’s Highway System SACRAMENTO — Caltrans crews are working 24/7 on numerous state routes in California to repair roadways impacted by recent storms and unstable soil. “Our roadways have been pounded this winter by the severe weather conditions,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty. “Crews are mobilized […]






Highway 17 Closed!

Highway 17 Closed!

Highway 17 is closed from Granite Creek Rd. in Scotts Valley to the Summit due to a major slide on the highway. The highway is expected to be closed through the weekend, possibly opening sometime Sunday.  






Road And Lane Closures Scheduled thru Jan 21

Road And Lane Closures Scheduled thru Jan 21

MONTEREY COUNTY — Here are the major scheduled road and lane closures for Monterey County from Sunday, January 15 through Saturday, January 21, 2016. Please keep in mind that construction work is weather-dependent. Highway 1 Storm Repair Along the Big Sur Coast State Route 1 is closed from Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) to Lucia (MON […]






Dominican Hospital Certified as Primary Stroke Center

Dominican Hospital Certified as Primary Stroke Center

SANTA CRUZ — Dignity Health Dominican Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Dominican has been designated as a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center for more than 10 years, and is the only hospital in Santa Cruz County to hold that certification. […]






Medicare Benefits For Terminal Patients

Medicare Benefits For Terminal Patients

By Cate Kortzeborn When I talk to people with Medicare about planning for the end of their lives, the statistic that always strikes me is this: If you ask people where they’d rather die – in a hospital or at home – 75 percent say at home and 25 percent say the hospital. But when […]






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