Santa Cruz

Fines Issued Over 2017 Pesticide Exposure

Fines Issued Over 2017 Pesticide Exposure

The County of Santa Cruz on Friday announced fines and violations over a June 2017 pesticide exposure incident that sickened numerous local farmworkers, including eight requiring professional medical care. On the morning of June 29, 2017, a pesticide application by an unlicensed contractor drifted onto an adjacent farm, with 15 of 24 farmworker employees experiencing […]

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, […]

Homeless Garden Project Sustain Supper

Homeless Garden Project Sustain Supper

Update on Pogonip Farm, Homeless Garden Project’s New Permanent Home On Saturday, July 14 the Homeless Garden Project will host its Sustain Supper, a farm to table dinner to benefit its education and training programs for individuals experiencing homelessness. The 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. supper will be held on the Homeless Garden Project’s Natural Bridges […]

Natural Bridges Media to Acquire Community Radio

Natural Bridges Media to Acquire Community Radio

FCC Approves License transfer for 90.7 FM KSQD “K-Squid” KSQD FM, “K-Squid” just got a big step closer to flipping the “on-air” switch. On June 22, the Federal Communications Commission approved the assignment of the license for 90.7FM to Natural Bridges Media, the nonprofit set up to operate KSQD as a local, community radio station. […]

Grants Will Address Local Youth Homelessness

Grants Will Address Local Youth Homelessness

Funded by a $2.2 million Housing and Urban Development grant, the County of Santa Cruz announced that the Homeless Action Partnership and Youth Advisory Board have approved funding for seven projects to address local youth and young adult homelessness. According to the 2017 Point-in-Time Count, there are 588 homeless unaccompanied minors and youth age 18-24 […]

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 […]

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