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Understanding Our Water

Understanding Our Water

Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency Hosts Second Free Educational Workshop The Santa Margarita Groundwater Agency, formed in 2017 to comply with California’s new Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, announced the second seminar in its three-part educational series will focus on balancing water needs with a keynote address by Assemblymember Mark Stone. The education series, which began in […]

TPG’s 19th Annual Poetry Winners

TPG’s 19th Annual Poetry Winners

The Times Publishing Group, Inc.’s Valentine’s Day Poetry Contest has been a success once more. Thanks to all our readers who participated and shared their stories in prose. We want to thank these local businesses for providing our winners the following fabulous prizes: For the Scotts Valley Times, Malone’s Grille For the Aptos Times, The […]

Landmark Targeted For Housing

Landmark Targeted For Housing

Three Aptos Buildings Among Those Suggested For PRH By Lori Landino The County Planning Department has put forward a proposal for consideration to the Planning Commission (and soon the Board of Supervisors) for potentially creating Permanent Room Housing (PRH) in our area. There are nine properties in Santa Cruz County set to be “repurposed.” They […]

Vets 4 Vets Receives Local Grants

Vets 4 Vets Receives Local Grants

Vets 4 Vets, a Santa Cruz County non-profit supporting local veterans, is honored to announce the receipt of two grants that will assist in providing services to veterans in need. The organizations awarding these grants are Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and Progressive Insurance through their Progressive Keys to Progress Program. Community Foundation Santa Cruz […]

February Cleanup: Corcoran Lagoon

February Cleanup: Corcoran Lagoon

Join Save Our Shores and Stewards February 16 from 9–11 a.m. It is recommend that all volunteers dress in layers, wear sun protection, and bring a filled reusable water bottle. An adult MUST accompany volunteers under the age of 18. There are no restrooms or drinking fountains on site. Parking will be limited so please […]

“Dude, Where’s My Cat?”

“Dude, Where’s My Cat?”

Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Offering Free & Discounted Feline Services Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) wants to return lost or stray cats to their homes! To help do this, SCCAS is offering the “Dude, Where’s My Cat?” program to Santa Cruz County resident cats, including FREE spay/neuter services, as well as microchipping and […]

Online Tool to Improve Response to Community Service Requests

Online Tool to Improve Response to Community Service Requests

Did you know The City of Santa Cruz has online tool to help community members request services? The Community Request for Service Portal (CRSP) makes it easier to submit requests regarding issues such as traffic concerns, sewer spills and property code violations. The new “CRSP” system is accessible from the city’s website or via mobile application […]

Rafael Castro: First Private Landowner in Aptos

Rafael Castro: First Private Landowner in Aptos

By Kevin Newhouse For thousands of years, the Awaswas people, who were a division of the Ohlone Native American Tribe, inhabited Santa Cruz County. There were villages in the Santa Cruz Mountains and along the coast spanning from today’s Davenport to Aptos. In 1791 Mission Santa Cruz was built and in 1797 the Villa de […]

Integrative Leadership Academy Receives $475K Grant

Integrative Leadership Academy Receives $475K Grant

California Department of Education Helps Local Charter School Project Integrative Leadership Academy, a non-profit organization working to open a small, project-based middle school in the San Lorenzo Valley, has been approved for grant funding from the California Department of Education’s competitive Charter Schools Grant Program. Based on the strength of its charter petition, ILA is […]

Free Horticulture Classes

Free Horticulture Classes

Sponsored UC Master Gardeners of Monterey & Santa Cruz Counties Spring into Seeds! Salinas • February 16 • 10 a.m.-Noon Get a jump on your spring garden and learn the basics of seed starting. Part planning and part technique, you will learn what kind of vegetables you can grow in early spring and into the warm […]

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