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From your friends at the PV Chamber

From your friends at the PV Chamber

By Shaz Roth The Pajaro Valley Chamber has been bursting with activity and we want YOU to come and be part of the excitement! Some special events are coming up in the next few months, so go grab a pen and your calendar and jot these down. Business Expo The Business Expo is coming up […]

Cabrillo College Robotics Club Competing

Cabrillo College Robotics Club Competing

NASA’s Annual Swarmathon Competition at Kennedy Space Center The Cabrillo College Robotics Club has again earned its place to compete in the national, Physical Competition of the Third Annual NASA Swarmathon, being held at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida from April 17-19. Cabrillo’s Robotics Club won NASA’s Swarmathon Virtual Competition in 2016, […]

Santa Cruz Chorale: Handel, Bach, and Purcell

Santa Cruz Chorale: Handel, Bach, and Purcell

The Santa Cruz Chorale concludes their 2017-2018 Saturday, April 28, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 29 at 4:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Church, 123 High Street, Santa Cruz. Tickets: General $25, Seniors $20, Students $5 Program: G.F. Handel, Blessed Are They That Considereth the Poor (or Foundling Hospital Anthem); J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 137; […]

News from the Watsonville Wetlands: Mid-April 2018

News from the Watsonville Wetlands: Mid-April 2018

4th Saturday Community Restoration Join Watsonville Wetlands on Saturday, April 28 for our monthly community restoration day, which will be held on the Watsonville Sloughs Ecological Reserve. The native planting is part of a long-term habitat restoration and climate adaptation project looking at salinity, plant and bird populations in West Branch Struve Slough. You don’t have […]

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Director to Speak Before Aptos Club

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Director to Speak Before Aptos Club

Mike Ryan, artistic director of Santa Cruz Shakespeare, will be the opening speaker for the Saturday Shakespeare Club in a five-part discussion of “Love’s Labor’s Lost” starting April 21, at Christ Lutheran Church, 10707 Soquel Drive. “Love’s Labor’s Lost” is one of Shakespeare’s early comedies and focuses on four young men (one a king) who […]

FTA Awards $1.2M to METRO for New Buses

FTA Awards $1.2M to METRO for New Buses

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it has awarded a $1,206,518 grant to the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) to purchase four Compressed Natural Gas buses. METRO’s grant application was selected from among more than 1,000 applications submitted to the FTA Bus and Bus Facilities competitive grant program, and one of twelve grants […]

Aptos High Presents Cinderella

Aptos High Presents Cinderella

By Quinn Youngs Coming this spring, Aptos High will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, a fun-filled spin on the classic story. Directed by teacher Stacy Aronovici, and student Quinn Youngs (Sr), this production breaks away from Disney’s story of true love and lost shoes. Aptos High’s production transports the audience to the modern kingdom of […]

Cal. Wellness Foundation Grants $200K for Local Dental Care

Cal. Wellness Foundation Grants $200K for Local Dental Care

The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) awarded Dientes Community Dental Care a $200,000 grant for core operating support to sustain comprehensive oral health services for uninsured and publicly insured low-income adults and seniors throughout Santa Cruz County. Created in 1992 as a private independent foundation, Cal Wellness’ mission is to improve the health of the […]

Reporting Railway and General Roadway Issues

Reporting Railway and General Roadway Issues

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District Recent rains have brought potholes and other maintenance issues on local roads and even the rail corridor. Often, residents call our office for advice on the best way to address issues on our local roads and the rail corridor. There have been some improvements to how the community […]

TRC VP and Supervisor Zach Friend Update The Community

TRC VP and Supervisor Zach Friend Update The Community

Rio del Mar Improvement Association Membership Meeting Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. • Rio Sands Hotel, 116 Aptos Beach Dr., Aptos You are invited to join RDMIA for an informative evening on Wednesday, April 18. The meeting features guest speakers Scott Grady, with TRC, and Zach Friend, 2nd District Supervisor, along with a review of current projects […]

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