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Boardwalk Ice Festivities Get Underway

Boardwalk Ice Festivities Get Underway

Ice Skating, Fire Pits, and Gingerbread Crepes Open The Holiday Season The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk’s new ice skating rink is now open for daily skating through January 1. The 40’ x 60’ covered rink in the Boardwalk’s Main Plaza is the featured activity for “Boardwalk Holiday Ice” a new tradition inspired by a festive […]

The Homeless Garden Project Holiday Store

The Homeless Garden Project Holiday Store

Open Nov. 20 thru Dec. 24 Daily (Closed Thanksgiving) • 110 Cooper St., Suite 100G The Homeless Garden Project’s shop carries a variety of handcrafted gifts including wreaths, beeswax candles, lavender products, and baking mixes made in its training program from herbs and flowers grown at it’s organic farm. All proceeds benefit the Homeless Garden […]

Christian Youth Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

Christian Youth Theater Presents: A Christmas Carol

November 17-26 • Louden Nelson Community Theater Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more […]

Family Service Agency Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Family Service Agency Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

David Bianchi, Executive Director welcomed everyone to the organization’s Anniversary Bash at the Seascape Golf Club to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the agency, the 50th anniversary of the Daisy Auxiliary and the anniversary of many of its programs. Deb Abbott, a founding member of WomenCARE, spoke about the lack of support services for women […]

Santa Cruz Police Veteran Officer Erich Hoppe Promoted to Sergeant

Santa Cruz Police Veteran Officer Erich Hoppe Promoted to Sergeant

The Santa Cruz Police Department announces the promotion of Officer Erich Hoppe to the rank of Police Sergeant. Chief Andrew Mills commented, “Sergeant Hoppe has continuously demonstrated a commitment to serving our community through his outstanding work ethic, leadership, and professionalism.” Over the past 15 years Officer Hoppe worked in the Santa Cruz Police Department’s […]

Dominican Earns National Acclaim

Dominican Earns National Acclaim

Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) has again granted a three-year accreditation to the Dignity Health Dominican Hospital cancer program. Dominican Hospital is the only cancer program in Santa Cruz County to receive this designation, which is given to just 30 percent […]

New Climate Action Plan/Energy Policy

New Climate Action Plan/Energy Policy

BOULDER CREEK — The San Lorenzo Valley Water District (SLVWD) announced the Board of Directors has unanimously (5-0) approved a resolution that confirms the district’s commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Accord and sets new goals and policies on energy efficiency, distributed energy generation & energy procurement, and climate change adaptation. “San Lorenzo […]

Capitola Advisory Committees Appointments

Capitola Advisory Committees Appointments

Applications Being Accepted Now • Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2017 ••• Capitola Finance Advisory Committee Applications For Appointment Four (4) seats on the Capitola Finance Advisory Committee will expire in December 2017. Current committee members may summit a letter of interest in continuing to serve and others wishing to apply for appointment may do so at […]

Folkloric African Art Show & Auction

Folkloric African Art Show & Auction

Benefit for the Indigenous San Bushmen of Botswana Friday, November 10 – 5 to 8 p.m. at the Museum of Art and History (MAH) 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz A small, dusty settlement in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana seems like an unlikely place to find colorful, vivid folk-art. But that’s what Santa Cruz resident […]

PVCCA Annual Awards Honorees

PVCCA Annual Awards Honorees

The Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture announced it’s award winners from 2017 and will present the awards at it’s annual dinner on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. The theme of this year’s event is “The Pajaro Valley: History in the Making.” The dinner takes place at the Fairgrounds and will be a semi-formal event. Tickets […]

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