Santa Cruz

Edward Ortega Named “Farmer of the Year” at 2019

Edward Ortega Named “Farmer of the Year” at 2019

Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau’s 102nd Annual Meeting Edward Ortega has been selected by the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau as the 2019 “Farmer of the Year”. This award is presented annually to the farmer(s) who have contributed beyond their normal farming duties to help the community. The presentation was made during the Farm Bureau’s […]

CDG Recognizes County’s Digital Practices

CDG Recognizes County’s Digital Practices

Santa Cruz Earns Third Award in Last Four Years The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce it has been named one of the top digital counties in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) Placing 8th for counties of its size in the 17th […]

CASA of Santa Cruz House Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

CASA of Santa Cruz House Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the Casa for CASA Capital Campaign. Ten years ago, a dedicated group of staff, Board and community members launched the Campaign to raise funds to purchase the beautiful CASA home in Watsonville. The vision of this campaign was to create a space for children to spend time with […]

Cowell’s Beach Improvement Continues

Cowell’s Beach Improvement Continues

Sees Reduction in Bacteria Counts Despite Listing by Heal The Bay Cowell’s Beach once again finds itself on Heal the Bay’s ‘Beach Bummer’ list, but experts in the Cowell’s Working Group have noted a long-term reduction in overall exceedances of state water quality standards and concentrations of bacteria. “It is unfortunate to be on the […]

Public Access to Cotoni-Coast Dairies

Public Access to Cotoni-Coast Dairies

The Bureau of Land Management will provide information and accept written comments on a proposal to expand public access to the Cotoni-Coast Dairies public lands, in public scoping meetings to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations: Wednesday, July 17, Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., SC Thursday, July 18, Pacific Elementary […]

Summer Solstice Cat Adoption Special

Summer Solstice Cat Adoption Special

Through the end of July, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) is offering special adoption prices for all kittens and cats at their Santa Cruz shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St. Due to a high volume of kittens and cats in the Shelter, SCCAS wants to ensure that these healthy, adoptable pets are offered a second chance […]

Summer Solstice Cat Adoption Special

Summer Solstice Cat Adoption Special

Through the end of July, Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter (SCCAS) is offering special adoption prices for all kittens and cats at their Santa Cruz shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St. Due to a high volume of kittens and cats in the Shelter, SCCAS wants to ensure that these healthy, adoptable pets are offered a second chance […]

RTC Participation Plan 2019 Open For Public Comment

RTC Participation Plan 2019 Open For Public Comment

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) released its Draft 2019 Public Participation Plan for public comment today. The plan, prepared by the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) in collaboration with the RTC, the Council of San Benito County Governments, and the Transportation Agency for Monterey County, is federally required to be updated and […]

Local Students Receive Rotary Club Scholarships

Local Students Receive Rotary Club Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Santa Cruz recently awarded $40,000 in scholarship funds to support area students. To be considered, students were required to go through an application process and were selected based on a variety of factors. Awards were presented to 22 new applicants and 16 returning recipients. The students are attending universities all over […]

Residents Urged to Prepare for PG&E Power Outages

Residents Urged to Prepare for PG&E Power Outages

As residents prepare for the upcoming fire season, the County of Santa Cruz is asking residents who depend on electricity for medical and mobility devices to be aware of the likelihood of extended power outages during certain weather conditions. To help mitigate the risk of catastrophic forest fires, Pacific, Gas & Electric plans to proactively […]

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