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450 Attend This Year’s Be the Difference Awards Gala

450 Attend This Year’s Be the Difference Awards Gala

The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and sponsors celebrated the 2018 Be the Difference Awards honoring the individuals, groups, and businesses that transform Santa Cruz County through volunteerism at the Cocoanut Grove Friday Oct 24, 2018. A sold-out crowd of 450 individuals, community leaders, and business representatives joined in honoring local service champions. “Everyday at […]

BFCU Promotes New Chief Lending Officer

BFCU Promotes New Chief Lending Officer

Bay Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of Megan Rhodes to Vice President/Chief Lending Officer following a decade of demonstrating strong leadership of Mortgage and Consumer Lending production and operations at the Credit Union. “In the financial world, Bay Federal stands apart,” Ms. Rhodes said. “Not only do we have strong leadership and dedicated […]

40 Years of Mountainfilm on Tour

40 Years of Mountainfilm on Tour

Sunday, November 11 • Rio Theatre, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour visits Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 11 with films that will […]

CYT Presents James and the Giant Peach

CYT Presents James and the Giant Peach

November 9-18 at the Louden Nelson Community Center – Main Stage A musical for the whole family to enjoy and the perfect start to the holiday season! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the Tony Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul (Broadway’s Smash Hit Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, A Christmas Story the Musical and the […]

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 […]

Second Harvest Holiday Food & Fund Drive

Second Harvest Holiday Food & Fund Drive

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County is entering it’s most intense two months of the year, in which it encourages and empowers the community to organize the dozens of local food and fund drives throughout the county which together are the Holiday Food & Fund Drive. County business, civic, and community leaders and activists […]

Santa Cruz SPCA Appoints New Executive Director

Santa Cruz SPCA Appoints New Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Santa Cruz SPCA announced Alison Talley MS as the shelter’s new Executive Director, effective November 15, 2018. “We look forward to welcoming Ali’s drive, diligence, and almost encyclopedic knowledge of animal welfare to our shelter. She’s quite the catch and we’re thrilled,” said Moira Gagen, President of the Board of […]

Pen And Marker Recycling Program

Pen And Marker Recycling Program

Local Group Encourages Minimizing Environmental Impact The Live Like Coco Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on helping kids in the Santa Cruz area grow up healthy and pursue their dreams, is offering the community an easy way to recycle used art supplies through TerraCycle®’s Zero Waste Boxes for pens and markers. “The project encourages kids […]

Local Dancers Win National and World Championships

Local Dancers Win National and World Championships

At America’s most prestigious dance competition — the United States Dance Championships, held Sept. 3-8, in Orlando, Florida — Palomar Ballroom owner Jeremy Pilling, with his student Marinda James-Heskett, captured the titles of U.S. National Pro-Am Open Rhythm Champions for the second straight year and also won the Pro-Am Open to the World Championship. This is […]

Griggs’ New Book Covers Local Natural Disasters

Griggs’ New Book Covers Local Natural Disasters

In his 50 years on the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, geologist Gary Griggs has witnessed a lot of natural disasters in the local area, including floods, landslides, earthquakes, and destructive coastal storms. A distinguished professor of Earth and planetary sciences and former director of UCSC’s Institute of Marine Sciences, Griggs puts the natural disasters […]

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