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County to Demonstrate New Voting System

County to Demonstrate New Voting System

The next time Santa Cruz County voters cast their ballots, they will be using a new voting system. The Santa Cruz County Clerk invites the public to learn more about the new equipment during three public demonstration events of the new voting system: Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m.-noon – Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 […]

Monte Vista Class of 2019

Monte Vista Class of 2019

The Monte Vista Christian School community gathered in Mustang Stadium to thank God and joyfully celebrate its 93rd graduation ceremony on May 24, 2019. Valedictorian, Jonathan Siemsen, and Salutatorian, Paolo Pan, addressed their 166 classmates and thousands of friends and family in attendance. The ceremony also featured a stirring rendition of “Bridge over Troubled Water,” […]

AHS Class of 2019

AHS Class of 2019

The Aptos High School faculty and administration are very proud of the Class of 2019. Our Aptos Mariners will be attending excellent universities and colleges, as well as pursuing futures in the military and the trades. We are proud of the hard work, diligence, and resilience demonstrated by the Class of 2019. As always, Aptos […]

Laura Schmidt to Serve as Santa Cruz’s Interim Assistant City Manager

Laura Schmidt to Serve as Santa Cruz’s Interim Assistant City Manager

Laura Schmidt, currently the Director of Information Technology for the City of Santa Cruz, has been appointed interim Assistant City Manager. Ms. Schmidt replaces Tina Shull, who left the City May 30 to become City Manager for neighboring Scotts Valley. City Manager Martín Bernal made the announcement Wednesday, “Laura comes with extensive background and experience […]

Rare Beaked Whale Stranded at Scotts Creek Beach

Rare Beaked Whale Stranded at Scotts Creek Beach

Scientists from UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Laboratory responded to a whale stranding at Scott Creek Beach near Davenport on Friday, May 31, and discovered that the animal was an extremely rare Perrin’s beaked whale. The stranded whale was alive but badly injured and had to be euthanized on the beach. A post-mortem examination (or […]

Locals Honored for Water Conservation Videos

Locals Honored for Water Conservation Videos

Bay Area High School Students Awarded for Water-Wise Gardening Production Nine winners were recognized for their original videos about Water Wise Gardens at the Soquel Creek Water District Board Meeting on May 21, 2019. There will be other recognition ceremonies for the winning videos in late June in Scotts Valley and Watsonville. The fifth annual […]

New Welcome Sign in Aptos Village

New Welcome Sign in Aptos Village

The installation of a new Welcome sign in Aptos Village sign took place with the Cabrillo Lions Club on Saturday, May 25th. You may have noticed the new sign when travelling northwest on Soquel Drive, just before entering Aptos Village at the intersection of Aptos Street. The prominent sign was commissioned by the Cabrillo Lions […]

AAUW Scholarships

AAUW Scholarships

The Santa Cruz County Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to outstanding women students from UCSC and Cabrillo College. Jeanne Jorgensen, Local Scholarship Chair for the branch, lead the presentation at the annual meeting held at Seascape Resort. Awardees from UCSC were introduced by Jannet Ceja, Director of the STARS program […]

Local Fire Captain to Retire

Local Fire Captain to Retire

Aptos-La Selva’s Leader Served the Community for Four Decades By Ryan Peters, Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District Every Firefighter, throughout a career and a lifetime, will have moments that define character, dedication, and commitment to public safety and community service. Fire Captain Greg Hansen, who is retiring in July after four decades of service, has […]

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