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Bay Federal Credit Union: A Top Financial Institution for Young Adults

Bay Federal Credit Union: A Top Financial Institution for Young Adults

Bay Federal Credit Union was selected as one of the top 10 — “Best Banks and Credit Unions for Young Adults” — by GOBankingRates on September 4. GOBankingRates chose Bay Federal based on criteria that included products, fees, account minimum requirements, and access to personal finance education and tools. Bay Federal offers savings and checking […]



“Imagine a Day Without Water” Poster Contest

“Imagine a Day Without Water” Poster Contest

Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Water & Environmental Agencies As part of a national campaign to help raise awareness about the critical importance of water to our everyday lives, water and environmental agencies in Santa Cruz County are sponsoring an “Imagine a Day Without Water” poster contest for local residents. This contest is open to […]



UCSC Awarded Several Government Grants

UCSC Awarded Several Government Grants

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Awarded to UCSC The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $377,776 per year for five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study T cell signaling. “Our research addresses a fundamental process used by our immune T cells to recognize […]



Take Action to End Hunger

Take Action to End Hunger

Feeding America® Network Food Banks across the Country Promote Hunger Action Month™ This September Second Harvest Food Bank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise […]



Santa Cruz Symphony Welcomes Twelve New Musicians

Santa Cruz Symphony Welcomes Twelve New Musicians

The Santa Cruz Symphony is proud to announce the hiring of twelve new musicians for the 2017-18 season. The positions filled include Jonah Kim, Principal Cello, Matthew Ebisuzaki, Principal Trumpet, and Esther Armendariz, Principal Trombone, Rochelle Nguyen, Assistant Principal Second Violin, plus eight string section players. “I’m very pleased to welcome such a prestigious group of […]



SCCRTC Study Workshops Rescheduled

SCCRTC Study Workshops Rescheduled

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Unified Corridor Investment Study Workshops have been rescheduled! Please note the new dates and locations below. Monday, October 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main Street in Watsonville (Parking in Garage) Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Live Oak Elementary School Multipurpose Room 1916 […]



County Residents Asked To Reduce Use Of Plastics

County Residents Asked To Reduce Use Of Plastics

Responding to a sharp decline in global demand for recycled materials, the County of Santa Cruz is asking residents to reduce the use of plastics to help protect the environment. While County residents are pioneers in recycling household materials and recycling is an important facet of the County’s position as a sustainability leader, a “perfect […]



PVUSD Gives the Gift of Reading

PVUSD Gives the Gift of Reading

Paso a Paso, Creciendo Juntos, Step by Step, Growing Together Early Literacy Initiative Superintendent Dr. Michelle Rodriguez is thrilled to introduce Footsteps 2 Brilliance (F2B) and to invite its entire community to be a part of this early literacy initiative. On Sunday, September 17, PVUSD participated at the City of Watsonville Fiestas Patrias event where […]



PVPSA: Providing Prevention and Intervention

PVPSA: Providing Prevention and Intervention

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District & Erica Padilla-Chavez, CEO of Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA) For over 25 years, an important non-profit has been quietly working in our community to support our schools, students and their parents — Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA). PVPSA is a unique organization — it […]



Local Dancers Win United States Dance Championships

Local Dancers Win United States Dance Championships

Palomar Ballroom owner, Jeremy Pilling and his student Marinda James-Heskett returned from the United States Dance Championships, held this last week in Orlando Florida, with the title of U.S. National Pro-Am Open Rhythm Champions. This is a major accomplishment and one that every pro-am couple strives to achieve in their dance career. Jeremy is a former professional rhythm competitor who […]



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