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Former CEO Donates $25K to Salud

Former CEO Donates $25K to Salud

Sister Julie Hyer, OP, former CEO of Dominican Hospital for over 22 years, and former CEO of Salud Para La Gente for two and a half years, delivered a donation of $25,000 to Salud Para La Gente (Salud) on behalf of Lifeguard Charitable Fund to support oral health for children and their families. Sister Julie Hyer describes this donation […]

2019 AG Talk Series

2019 AG Talk Series

Presented by the Agricultural History Project of Santa Cruz County Thursday, Mar 21 • 6:30 p.m. • Codiga Center & Museum The spring AG Talk Series features talks by members of the Pajaro Valley Agricultural Community with stories to share of the history, challenges, successes and efforts to preserve the values, culture and agricultural lifestyle […]

NACo Votes to Back Improved Flood Protection

NACo Votes to Back Improved Flood Protection

Meeting at its annual conference in Washington, D.C., the National Association of Counties (NACo) on Saturday voted to urge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and White House Office of Management and Budget to use a more holistic approach emphasizing the risks to low- income and agricultural communities in determining the benefits of federal investments […]

Second Harvest Food Bank Honors “Hunger Fighters”

Second Harvest Food Bank Honors “Hunger Fighters”

2019 Hunger Fighters of the Year: Debra Kennedy and Dick Peixoto Debra Kennedy Debra Kennedy will be honored Hunger Fighter of the Year for her many, many years of dedication to feeding the hungry in her community. Debra was raised in Washington D.C., the youngest of 4 girls. Her husband, William, was also from back […]

National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon

National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon

Doron Comerchero, Founder and Executive Director of “Food What?,” will be the Featured Speaker at the 2019 National Agriculture Day Spring Luncheon to be held on Wednesday, March 13th. The title of his speech will be, “Agriculture, a Learning Tool for Youth.” The Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau in conjunction with the organization, Agri-
Culture, will […]

Scholarships Available for Farm Discovery Summer Camps

Scholarships Available for Farm Discovery Summer Camps

Farm Discovery’s farm-based day camps offer local kids the opportunity to play and work in the Discovery garden, visit the animal pens and kitchen of a working organic farm that is also host to diverse native habitats. From June through July of 2019 Farm Discovery at Live Earth will host 6 weeks of summer day […]

Academic Progress in the PVUSD

Academic Progress in the PVUSD

For the past two years, Pajaro Valley Unified School District has focused on strengthening or implementing evidence-based early literacy programs and it is a pleasure to share with you the significant results in the elementary level that speak to students’ hard work. The recent Northwestern Evaluation Association’s Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) evaluation, taken by […]

Building Upon a Legacy

Building Upon a Legacy

Martinelli’s Looks Toward the Future The bright flavors of perfectly ripened apples — pressed into cider, distinctive apple-shaped juice bottles or celebration-ready sparkling ciders — are at the core of one of the Monterey Bay region’s most historic businesses. S. Martinelli & Co., a family-owned and -operated company and an MBEP member, is still based in Watsonville, the town […]

Monterey Bay Rose Society Presents Free Rose Pruning Classes

Monterey Bay Rose Society Presents Free Rose Pruning Classes

The Monterey Bay Rose Society has scheduled Rose Care and Pruning Classes for the months of January and February. The classes are taught by ARS Certified Consulting Rosarians, eager to share their years of rose growing experience. The classes last about 2 hours; handouts are provided, along with our membership information. Classes include pruning of rose […]

PVUSD Board Welcomes New Staff

PVUSD Board Welcomes New Staff

On Wednesday December 12, the Pajaro Valley Unified School District  Board of Trustees welcomed new staff and was happy to see that staff promoted from within. “Having effective leadership at PVUSD is key to ensuring that we continue to improve student achievement. Mr. Andrew Singleton, Mr. Harendra Goonetilleke and Mr. Burr Guthrie bring expertise that […]

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