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County Plans Integration with Statewide Rail Network

County Plans Integration with Statewide Rail Network

Caltrans Plans World-Class System Throughout California by 2040 Caltrans’ groundbreaking 2018 State Rail Plan establishes an integrated rail transportation system, enabling passengers to easily travel throughout California via regional, intercity and high-speed rail. The plan represents a major, long-term shift in focus from expanding highways to expanding railways and includes significant funding for passenger rail […]

County Board Takes Landmark Stance Against Single-Use Plastics

County Board Takes Landmark Stance Against Single-Use Plastics

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted unanimously to implement what is likely the first prohibition on single-use bottles of personal care products at visitor accommodations in the U.S. Acting to protect the Monterey Bay and expand efforts to prevent plastic pollution, the Board voted to eliminate single-use plastic shampoo, conditioner and […]

“Winter Retrospective”

“Winter Retrospective”

Pacific Voices Celebrates 25 Years with its December Concerts By Dr. Sean Boulware, Director Join us as Pacific Voices celebrates twenty-five years of singing together as a community—and for our community, on Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, December 16, at 3:00 p.m., at Peace United Community Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. […]

LoForti Named Cannabis Licensing Manager

LoForti Named Cannabis Licensing Manager

By Jason Hoppin County Administrative Officer Carlos J. Palacios is pleased to announce Samuel LoForti as the County’s new Cannabis Licensing Manager. A licensed professional geologist and private sector consultant, LoForti has extensive experience and background working with clients and regulators to perform site assessments, navigate permitting processes, achieve environmental compliance, implement storm water management […]

Free Sandbags at Aptos/La Selva Fire House

Free Sandbags at Aptos/La Selva Fire House

The Aptos/La Selva Fire Protection District is currently distributing free sand and sandbags to Aptos/La Selva residents at Station 1, located at 6934 Soquel Drive in Aptos. The self-filling sand area is in the front of the parking lot, just behind the brick barrier. There is a limit of 10 bags per resident; they can […]

The Flu is Back! Be a Flu Fighter!

The Flu is Back! Be a Flu Fighter!

Last year the flu hit Santa Cruz County hard. In response, the Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance), which provides health care services for 350,000 California residents-including one in four residents here in Santa Cruz County, is launching a “Be a Flu Fighter” vaccine campaign this flu season. Flu vaccines are free and can […]

“Drive for Schools” Grand Prize Winner

“Drive for Schools” Grand Prize Winner

Santa Cruz Community Raises $702,000 for Local Schools Drive for Schools, the largest school fundraiser in Santa Cruz County, raised $702,000 for local schools this year. Sponsored by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Subaru of Santa Cruz and Toyota of Santa Cruz, Drive for Schools has raised over $6.1 million for Santa Cruz County schools […]

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Make a Difference in Your Community!

Aptos Adopt-A-Family Twenty-five years ago, a local businessman in Aptos was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. As the cancer progressed, he was unable to work or support his family as the holidays approached. Our community put on a spaghetti feed and the money collected went to help his family. Patrice Edwards, of Times Publishing Group, Inc., […]

$200K Challenge Grant for SCCHC

$200K Challenge Grant for SCCHC

Santa Cruz Community Health Centers (SCCHC), a nonprofit provider of high quality, affordable and comprehensive health services for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, announced it has raised the funds to match a $100,000 challenge grant from Frank and Lorraine Bien in memory of their daughter Cecilia Rose Bien The combined total of $200,000 […]

I Can’t Fully Repay Them – But I’ll Try

I Can’t Fully Repay Them – But I’ll Try

16-Year-Old Cancer Patient Raises $5K for Jacob’s Heart A 16-year-old cancer patient is using his 4-H skills to raise $5,000 for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services, an organization he says was invaluable to him as he battled his disease. “When I was going through treatment, it was a really rough time mentally,” said Andrew […]

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