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Beast gets his Beauty; Gaston gets our Accolades

Beast gets his Beauty; Gaston gets our Accolades

By Noel Smith Cabrillo Stage does it again, a musical that wins our hearts and our appreciation for all the talent on display. We were thrilled by the choreography, staging, costumes, the voices, the dancing and especially Gaston! The plot starts with an enchantress, disguised as a beggar, offering a cold-hearted prince a rose in […]






Valencia Road Bridge Update: July 24, 2017

Valencia Road Bridge Update: July 24, 2017

By Jason Hoppin, Communications Manager County of Santa Cruz It doesn’t look like much now, but very soon these modular pieces of steel — which are now on location — will be constructed into a temporary bridge, restoring access for all the (extremely patient) neighbors impacted by the Valencia Road closure. When completed, the bridge […]






SVWD Public Hearings Upcoming

SVWD Public Hearings Upcoming

Meetings Will Cover Water Rate Increases By Jenny Haruyama, City Manager City of Scotts Valley Attention Scotts Valley Business Owners: A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the City Council Chambers (One Civic Center Drive) to discuss and consider the rate increases. As you may be aware, […]






News from Watsonville Wetlands Watch

News from Watsonville Wetlands Watch

Predator or Prey: What’s for Dinner? Wednesday, July 19: The Watsonville Wetlands Watch is hosting a special outdoor evening presentation with biologist and wildlife expert Bruce Elliott, who will talk about local wildlife today and in the recent past, viewing the animals through the daily and seasonal cycles. He will concentrate on the wildlife found […]






Cheers to 50 Years

Cheers to 50 Years

Volunteer Center Birthday Bash Sesnon House (6500 Soquel Dr. Aptos) July 29 from 3:30 -6:30 p.m.  All community members are invited to join the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County for their 50th Anniversary Birthday Celebration. Tickets are now on sale for the event and space is limited. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our supporters and […]






August 4 Showcases Veterans Memorial Building

August 4 Showcases Veterans Memorial Building

Built in 1932, the Veterans Memorial Building (VMB), 846 Front St, Santa Cruz, has been an asset to veterans as a center to access the benefits they earned during their service and to the community providing rental space for many educational and cultural organizations and activities. To strengthen the relationship local veterans and the broader […]






Team Coco Donates $26,000 to Local Non-Profits

Team Coco Donates $26,000 to Local Non-Profits

Local Team Completes Successful First Season of Running, Walking and Fund Raising Team Coco, a group of runners and walkers who train and fundraise to support the Live Like Coco Foundation, announced yesterday that they are donating $26,000 to Live Like Coco and other non-profit organizations that support children and families in the Santa Cruz […]






Commemorate A ‘Fallen Giant’ – The Advocate Tree

Commemorate A ‘Fallen Giant’ – The Advocate Tree

Save the Date July 29 to commemorate a ‘fallen giant’ – The Advocate Tree – in Nisene Marks State Park at 11 a.m. Immediately following, The Advocates for the Forest of Nisene Marks will hold their 25th Anniversary celebration. After possibly a thousand years or more, the Advocate Tree has fallen. On 1/9/17, a Park visitor […]






County Moves Forward With Solar Initiative

County Moves Forward With Solar Initiative

Demonstrating responsible environmental stewardship while saving taxpayer dollars, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has authorized the construction of various solar arrays on County-owned facilities. Following a public bidding process and by unanimous vote, the Board approved an agreement with SunPower Corporation to install solar arrays at seven County facilities, estimated to reduce carbon […]






Health Condition Self Management Program

Health Condition Self Management Program

For Diabetes, Heart Disease, Asthma, and High Cholesterol The Santa Cruz Public Library System (SCPL), has partnered with the HEALTH Trust to bring the Better Choices, Better Health chronic illness self-management training program to Santa Cruz in August. Better Choices, Better Health is a 6-week self-management program series provided by two trained community leaders. These workshops are for […]






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