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Santa Cruz County Board Calls for Recycling Commission

Santa Cruz County Board Calls for Recycling Commission

The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously joined a call to create a statewide Recycling Commission to investigate and make recommendations to address the declining market for recyclable materials. Introduced by Supervisors Zach Friend and Bruce McPherson, the resolution is a response to upheaval in the global recycling market caused by China’s […]

City of Santa Cruz Changes Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

City of Santa Cruz Changes Rules for Accessory Dwelling Units

At their February 26 meeting, the Santa Cruz City Council adopted amendments to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) ordinance. The changes result from the Housing Voices Report of 2017, and specifically from recommendations made in the subsequent Housing Blueprint Subcommittee Report. Changes to state law regarding ADUs are also incorporated into the approved amendments. […]

“Disturbing The Peace”

“Disturbing The Peace”

Free Film Event at the “Green Grange” in Live Oak Disturbing The Peace is a story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us. With the power of our convictions it takes action to create new possibilities. The documentary follows former enemy combatants — Israeli soldiers […]

Celebrating Flowers

Celebrating Flowers

Two Local Authors to Hold Joint Event at Bookshop Santa Cruz Two celebrated local authors known for their knowledge and celebration of flowers will join forces for a dual event celebrating the release of their new books, May 8 at the Bookshop Santa Cruz. The event, “Cassie Winslow and Teresa Sabankaya — The Power of […]

Dance Scholarship Showcase Wows Audience

Dance Scholarship Showcase Wows Audience

Last month the 5th Annual Carrie’s Dream Dance Scholarship Showcase and Auction, on February 10, 2019, dazzled and entertained more than 800 guests. It is a special community event that grows bigger and better each year. The fundraising showcase featured a range of dance styles and levels; from adorably costumed bitty dancers, to stunning pre-professional […]

Nearly Five Million Meals

Nearly Five Million Meals

Annual Awards Dinner Celebrates record Meals Raised; Honors Hunger Fighters, Journalism and More On March 6, Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County hosted one of the organization’s biggest events of the year. The celebratory Annual Awards dinner, held at Hotel Paradox in Santa Cruz, honored citizens whose outstanding efforts helped to make the Annual […]

The 2019 Human Race

The 2019 Human Race

Now Registering Non-profits, Schools and Community Groups The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County invites area non-profits, schools, groups, and churches to register now for the 2019 Human Race. The Human Race is a family-friendly walk and fun run along West Cliff Drive that annually attracts individuals from all corners of the community to fundraise […]

HBO, Red Cross Partner to Raise Awareness

HBO, Red Cross Partner to Raise Awareness

Organization Suffering From Severe Shortage of Type O Blood The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. With this in mind, and to […]

People’s Choice Winner Plays at Rio

People’s Choice Winner Plays at Rio

This year’s Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival People’s Choice Award Winner, “The Bikes of Wrath,” will play March 15 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz March 15 at 7 p.m. The film follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2600 kms, from Oklahoma to California, in honor of the mighty westward migration […]

Bay Fed Announces First “Crash the GAC” Rep

Bay Fed Announces First “Crash the GAC” Rep

Federal Credit Union has announced that Joey Coffman, Technology Services Manager, has been selected to attend Crash the GAC 2019 by The Cooperative Trust and Credit Union National Association to represent the California and Nevada Credit Union League. Crash the GAC is a non-stop, career-changing program for young credit union professionals that allows them to participate in the […]

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