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UCSC Awarded Several Government Grants

UCSC Awarded Several Government Grants

National Institute of General Medical Sciences Grant Awarded to UCSC The University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) received a federal grant totaling $377,776 per year for five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study T cell signaling. “Our research addresses a fundamental process used by our immune T cells to recognize […]



Santa Cruz Symphony Welcomes Twelve New Musicians

Santa Cruz Symphony Welcomes Twelve New Musicians

The Santa Cruz Symphony is proud to announce the hiring of twelve new musicians for the 2017-18 season. The positions filled include Jonah Kim, Principal Cello, Matthew Ebisuzaki, Principal Trumpet, and Esther Armendariz, Principal Trombone, Rochelle Nguyen, Assistant Principal Second Violin, plus eight string section players. “I’m very pleased to welcome such a prestigious group of […]



SCCRTC Study Workshops Rescheduled

SCCRTC Study Workshops Rescheduled

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission’s Unified Corridor Investment Study Workshops have been rescheduled! Please note the new dates and locations below. Monday, October 2 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main Street in Watsonville (Parking in Garage) Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Live Oak Elementary School Multipurpose Room 1916 […]



County Residents Asked To Reduce Use Of Plastics

County Residents Asked To Reduce Use Of Plastics

Responding to a sharp decline in global demand for recycled materials, the County of Santa Cruz is asking residents to reduce the use of plastics to help protect the environment. While County residents are pioneers in recycling household materials and recycling is an important facet of the County’s position as a sustainability leader, a “perfect […]



PVPSA: Providing Prevention and Intervention

PVPSA: Providing Prevention and Intervention

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District & Erica Padilla-Chavez, CEO of Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA) For over 25 years, an important non-profit has been quietly working in our community to support our schools, students and their parents — Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA). PVPSA is a unique organization — it […]



Local Dancers Win United States Dance Championships

Local Dancers Win United States Dance Championships

Palomar Ballroom owner, Jeremy Pilling and his student Marinda James-Heskett returned from the United States Dance Championships, held this last week in Orlando Florida, with the title of U.S. National Pro-Am Open Rhythm Champions. This is a major accomplishment and one that every pro-am couple strives to achieve in their dance career. Jeremy is a former professional rhythm competitor who […]



Rudy Escalante Named as New Janus CEO

Rudy Escalante Named as New Janus CEO

Edison Jensen to take over as Board Chair For Santa Cruz Company Janus of Santa Cruz, the county’s leading provider of substance use disorder treatment services, announced today the appointment of Rudy Escalante as their new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Escalante replaces outgoing CEO, Rod Libbey, who recently retired after a successful 7-year tenure at […]



Greg Estrada Wins “It’s All in the Sauce” Contest

Greg Estrada Wins “It’s All in the Sauce” Contest

The Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee of the Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau announced that Greg Estrada, recently retired Cal Fire Battalion Chief, of Watsonville won the “It’s All in the Sauce” contest at the 9th Annual Testicle Festival. The contest invites attendees to prepare and bring their favorite dipping sauces for everyone to try out […]



Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk wins Golden Ticket

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk wins Golden Ticket

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has once again been named the World’s Best Seaside Park by the amusement industry. The award was announced during the 2017 Golden Ticket Awards at Lake Compounce amusement park in Connecticut on Saturday, September 9. The two-day gathering included exclusive events and an award dinner for amusement park owners, operators and […]



Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Hires New CEO

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Hires New CEO

Community Foundation Santa Cruz County announced the hire of Susan True as its next CEO, following a national search. True, a Santa Cruz County resident, has expertise and deep local relationships in the nonprofit world. She served as executive director of First 5 Santa Cruz County and CASA of Santa Cruz County. She was also an elected trustee […]



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