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Introducing the Aschbacher SPECTRA Fund

Introducing the Aschbacher SPECTRA Fund

Donations Raise Funds to Support Arts Education in Santa Cruz County By Ann Ostermann Over the past few weeks, over $2,000 has been raised for the SPECTRA Fund in memory of James Aschbacher, longtime Open Studios artist and friend of the Arts Council. SPECTRA funds connect schools with teaching artists and funding for arts education. […]

Pathways Through Our Parks

Pathways Through Our Parks

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s Newest Exhibit The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History announces its newest exhibit, Pathways Through our Parks, an extensive series of pastel and acrylic paintings highlighting nearly 30 of Santa Cruz’s parks, open spaces and beaches by local artist Ann Elizabeth Thiermann. Over 30 paintings — produced over the […]

Board Votes To Waive Fees For Small ADUs

Board Votes To Waive Fees For Small ADUs

Continuing to address the local housing affordability crisis, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors took the unprecedented step of waiving County fees for small accessory dwelling units under a three-year pilot program. Accessory dwelling units can be an effective and innovative way to increase local housing inventories, one of the goals under the County’s […]

Seascape Golf Club Changes Ownership

Seascape Golf Club Changes Ownership

Local Residents Robert Ridino and Mark Holcomb Partner to Purchase and Manage an Aptos Jewel SAR Enterprises and The Holcomb Corporation, both headquartered in Aptos, announced the formation of a new partnership to acquire The Seascape Golf Club. The club, located at 610 Clubhouse Drive in Aptos, will once again be in local hands as […]

County Recognized For Monterey Bay Community Power

County Recognized For Monterey Bay Community Power

The County of Santa Cruz announced it has been awarded a 2018 Merit Award be the California State Association of Counties in recognition of efforts to form Monterey Bay Community Power. Now delivering power to thousands of customers throughout the tri-county Monterey Bay region, Monterey Bay Community Power is a community-choice energy agency focused on […]

It’s Time To Get Vaccinated For The Flu

It’s Time To Get Vaccinated For The Flu

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — County of Santa Cruz Public Health urges everyone six months and older to get vaccinated early before the virus starts going around. The flu vaccine helps stop the spread of the flu and protects everyone’s health. The start of the flu season is unpredictable, and the vaccine takes two weeks to […]

Local Measures on the Nov. 6, 2018 Ballot

Local Measures on the Nov. 6, 2018 Ballot

Measure B Soquel Union Elementary School District $96 per Year Special Tax on Real Property Two-Thirds (66.7%) Vote to pass Levy of a parcel tax for six (6) years beginning July 1, 2019 at a rate of $96 per year on each parcel within the School District raising approximately $990,000 annually in funding for the District […]

Voters: Check Your Mailboxes

Voters: Check Your Mailboxes

November 6 Election Materials in the Mail Voters, be on the lookout for the following two voter guides: County Sample Ballot and Voter Information Guide — Produced by the County. This guide was mailed to each of the county’s registered voters on Monday, October 1 and includes important information about voting as well as information on […]

Maggie Kasunich Wins “Best of Show” for the Ninth Time!

Maggie Kasunich Wins “Best of Show” for the Ninth Time!

The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s 42nd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest was held at the 2018 Santa Cruz County Fair. Maggie Kasunich wins “Best of Show” for the ninth time! Maggie won best of show in 1986, 1988, 1991, 1996, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2018. The Apple Pie Judges are different every year. The judges for […]