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County to Demonstrate New Voting System

County to Demonstrate New Voting System

The next time Santa Cruz County voters cast their ballots, they will be using a new voting system. The Santa Cruz County Clerk invites the public to learn more about the new equipment during three public demonstration events of the new voting system: Thursday, June 20, 10 a.m.-noon – Santa Cruz County Government Center, 701 […]

Laura Schmidt to Serve as Santa Cruz’s Interim Assistant City Manager

Laura Schmidt to Serve as Santa Cruz’s Interim Assistant City Manager

Laura Schmidt, currently the Director of Information Technology for the City of Santa Cruz, has been appointed interim Assistant City Manager. Ms. Schmidt replaces Tina Shull, who left the City May 30 to become City Manager for neighboring Scotts Valley. City Manager Martín Bernal made the announcement Wednesday, “Laura comes with extensive background and experience […]

Rare Beaked Whale Stranded at Scotts Creek Beach

Rare Beaked Whale Stranded at Scotts Creek Beach

Scientists from UC Santa Cruz’s Long Marine Laboratory responded to a whale stranding at Scott Creek Beach near Davenport on Friday, May 31, and discovered that the animal was an extremely rare Perrin’s beaked whale. The stranded whale was alive but badly injured and had to be euthanized on the beach. A post-mortem examination (or […]

AAUW Scholarships

AAUW Scholarships

The Santa Cruz County Branch of the American Association of University Women awarded scholarships to outstanding women students from UCSC and Cabrillo College. Jeanne Jorgensen, Local Scholarship Chair for the branch, lead the presentation at the annual meeting held at Seascape Resort. Awardees from UCSC were introduced by Jannet Ceja, Director of the STARS program […]

Free Lunch for Kids

Free Lunch for Kids

La Manzana Community Resources, one of Community Bridges’ Family Resource Centers, is sponsoring a free summer lunch program that enables kids to receive healthy lunches over the summer. Join us to ensure no child goes hungry by letting all children and their families know about this program. During summer vacation, many food-insecure children lose access […]

CalFresh Benefits Expanded to Serve Seniors and People with Disabilities

CalFresh Benefits Expanded to Serve Seniors and People with Disabilities

The County of Santa Cruz is pleased to announce the expansion of the CalFresh food assistance program to serve people who receive Supplemental Security Income/Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) benefits beginning June 1, 2019. “Providing CalFresh food assistance to individuals who receive SSI/SSP benefits is an important step in reducing food insecurity and supporting health and wellness […]

PVUSD Holds Second Annual College Signing Day!

PVUSD Holds Second Annual College Signing Day!

Pajaro Valley Unified School District, in collaboration with UCSC’s Educational Partnership Center, celebrated college bound seniors with a special event. These seniors enjoyed a breakfast reception at Seascape Golf Club, event t-shirts, a photo booth, raffle prizes and an opportunity to gather with other PVUSD students who have signed with the same university. Students from […]

Santa Cruz SPCA Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Shelter

Santa Cruz SPCA Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Shelter

The Santa Cruz SPCA hosted more than 100 supporters on Sunday, May 19th at The Inn at Pasatiempo to celebrate the groundbreaking of its future, purpose-built animal shelter on Chanticleer Avenue. Guests enjoyed appetizers and beverages while mingling with other animal lovers and the adoptable dogs in attendance. The Santa Cruz SPCA currently operates from […]

SCCB Makes Best Performing Bank List

SCCB Makes Best Performing Bank List

Santa Cruz County Bank Makes American Banker Magazine’s Top 200 List for Sixth Straight Year Santa Cruz County Bank announced today its rank as 12th in the Top Performing 200 Community Banks and Thrifts in the United States. This is the sixth consecutive year Santa Cruz County Bank has ranked in the Top 200 Community Banks […]

RTC Receives Grant for Scotts Creek Lagoon and Marsh Restoration Planning

RTC Receives Grant for Scotts Creek Lagoon and Marsh Restoration Planning

The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) received $237,690 in planning grant funds from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for the Scotts Creek Lagoon and Marsh Restoration Project, one of 38 statewide projects selected to receive funding for multi-benefit ecosystem restoration and protection projects under the CDFW’s Proposition 1 and Proposition 68 grant programs. […]

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