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Hosted Rental Application Period Opens

Hosted Rental Application Period Opens

On June 18, the County of Santa Cruz will begin accepting applications for short-term hosted rental permits, allowing property owners to lawfully rent one or two bedrooms within a home to guests. Under a new County law, all hosted rentals must have a permit and comply with conditions approved by the Board of Supervisors. For […]

“A Night of Miracles”

“A Night of Miracles”

Summer Concert Series Presented by Teen Challenge Monterey Bay Teen Challenge Monterey Bay presents “A Night of Miracles.” A summer concert series benefiting the construction of the Grace Harbor Women Center located in downtown Watsonville at 55 Brennan St., Watsonville. The summer concert series will feature an evening of live worship intermixed with powerful life-changing […]

City-Operated Parking Lots and Garages to Add Electric Vehicle Charging Fee

City-Operated Parking Lots and Garages to Add Electric Vehicle Charging Fee

Beginning July 1, 2018, a fee will be assessed for electric vehicle charging at all stations in City-operated parking facilities. The fee is in addition to parking fees. It is being assessed to recover escalating electricity costs and maintenance expenses, and to motivate more frequent turnover of electric vehicle parking and charging spaces. Using the City’s existing […]

Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s Scholarships

Deputy Sheriff’s Association’s Scholarships

By Mark Yanez, Vice President Santa Cruz Deputy Sheriffs Association On May 30 The Santa Cruz Deputy Sheriff’s Association awarded three local students with $1000 scholarships. The awards are named to commemorate three outstanding Santa Cruz County Law Enforcement Officers who gave their lives to public service; Santa Cruz Police Sergeant Loran “Butch” Baker; Santa […]

Dental Care Crisis in County

Dental Care Crisis in County

Santa Cruz Oral Health Access Team Making Progress The number of Santa Cruz County residents on Medi-Cal who have gone to the dentist has increased by 20% since 2014, a success announced by Oral Health Access Santa Cruz County (OHASCC) in its newly released 2018 Report Card. This means that more low-income children, adults and seniors […]

Assemblyman to Speak at County DUI Symposium

Assemblyman to Speak at County DUI Symposium

Janus of Santa Cruz will host the Santa Cruz County DUI (Driving under the influence) Symposium on Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Hotel Paradox, located at 611 Ocean Street in Santa Cruz. Registration is free but seating is limited. Topics to be covered at the Santa Cruz County DUI Symposium include DUI statistics, […]

CFSCC Spotlight: CEO Susan True

CFSCC Spotlight: CEO Susan True

Making Santa Cruz County a better place to live, now and in the future, is the mission of Community Foundation Santa Cruz County. Since 1982, its workshops, grants and resources have been strengthening the local nonprofit sector, and its investments often address some of the region’s most pressing needs, from affordable housing to sustainability. Susan True, […]

Worlds Shortest Parade 2018

Worlds Shortest Parade 2018

Aptos Fourth of July Parade Prize Winners and Photo Gallery Grand Prize Best of Parade: Agape Dance Academy (153) Crowd Pleaser: Tiny Paws Pug Rescue (124) Adult Groups First Prize: Trout Gulch Mutual Water Co. (107) Judges’ Choice: Aegis Bands First Prize: The KPIG Jam Van with Coffis Brothers Playing Live (177) Judges’ Choice: Samson […]

Who’s Caring for the Children?

Who’s Caring for the Children?

“The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet.”  — Rachel Naomi Remen Imagine a community of people — doctors, nurses, parents, social workers, educators — who compassionately care for children […]

RTC’s June Special Meeting Highlights

RTC’s June Special Meeting Highlights

Measure D Five-Year Program of Projects The RTC approved the five-year programs of projects for Measure D regional investment categories and projects, which includes funds to: Accelerate development of auxiliary lanes and bicycle/pedestrian crossings on Highway 1 Construction and maintenance of sections of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Network (MBSST)-Rail Trail in Santa Cruz, Live […]