World’s Shortest Parade 2018 Photo Gallery

World’s Shortest Parade 2018 Photo Gallery

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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…

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Have a Safe, Legal, and Sane 4th

Have a Safe, Legal, and Sane 4th

By Sergeant Brian Cleveland As Santa Cruz County prepares to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th, the Sheriff’s Office wanted to provide the public with…

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Making it Easier to Build Accessory Dwelling Units

Making it Easier to Build Accessory Dwelling Units

By Zach Friend Throughout California there are discussions about how to address the significant affordable housing crisis.…

Health Benefits of Having Pets

Health Benefits of Having Pets

Nothing compares to the joy of coming home to a loyal companion. The unconditional love of a…

Maddie: Mature Companion for You

Maddie: Mature Companion for You

Maddie (ID #A247649) is a mature girl that is bound to make someone a devoted companion. She…

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency

Nature Offers Lessons for Water Supply Resiliency

By Melanie Schumacher When it comes to the effective management of our groundwater resources, the Soquel Creek…

County Budget Highlights

County Budget Highlights

By Bruce McPherson It’s often said that the highest expression of an organization’s values is how it…

Santa Cruz County Budget Recap

Santa Cruz County Budget Recap

By Zach Friend The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors just concluded its annual budget process, and…

Protect Vulnerable Family Members from Scam Artists

Protect Vulnerable Family Members from Scam Artists

If you have older family members whose cognitive functions or decision-making abilities have declined, or who are…

Coco: Eager to Please

Coco: Eager to Please

Coco (ID#A237254) is the cutest ragamuffin! She is sweet, social, and will do anything for a treat.…

Herbs For Kitchen And Garden

Herbs For Kitchen And Garden

By Tony Tomeo Herbs might be in our garden right now, whether we are aware of it…

Call 911 – First Responders are there to Help You!

Call 911 – First Responders are there to Help You!

By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain Aptos-La Selva Fire District A few shifts ago, as my crew and…

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New Medicare Cards are Coming!

New Medicare Cards are Coming!

Identification Will No Longer Use Your Social Security Number By Greg Dill Starting in April 2018, Medicare…

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Upcoming Events

May
3
Thu
6:00 pm Lifestyle Triple P Group: Tools ... @ Mountain Community Resources
Lifestyle Triple P Group: Tools ... @ Mountain Community Resources
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Thursdays, May 3 – July 26 (no class June 14 & July 5), 6 – 7:30 pm Lifestyle Triple P Group teaches families positive parenting strategies to increase children’s healthy eating and physical activity. Attend[...]
Jul
17
Tue
6:30 pm Reach for the Stars: Comets & As... @ Aptos Branch Library
Reach for the Stars: Comets & As... @ Aptos Branch Library
Jul 17 @ 6:30 pm
Calling all stargazers! This program will explore the ins and outs of all facets of astronomy for adults and families. Whether you’re an experienced astronomer or someone who doesn’t know the difference between a comet[...]
Jul
18
Wed
all-day Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Geezers Golfers of Valley Gardens @ Valley Gardens
Jul 18 all-day
Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens 8:30am, Valley Gardens 263 Mt. Hermon Road, Scotts Valley Feeling over par? So do we. The “Geezer Golfers of Valley Gardens” invites you to join our affable group of senior[...]
all-day Peripheral Neuropathy Speaker Me... @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Peripheral Neuropathy Speaker Me... @ Trinity Presbyterian Church
Jul 18 all-day
Jennifer Root is a Licensed Acupuncturist and holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has advanced clinical training in integrative physical medicine, utilizing acupuncture, herbal, dietary, exercise and manual therapies for a wide[...]
7:00 pm Naturalist Night: Groundwater Su... @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Naturalist Night: Groundwater Su... @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Groundwater provides 76% of the water supply for Santa Cruz County and changes in water levels and quality impact us all directly. During this lecture at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, explore geology[...]
7:00 pm ReGeneration Church Mid-week Ser... @ ReGeneration Church
ReGeneration Church Mid-week Ser... @ ReGeneration Church
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm
ReGeneration Church Mid-week Service 7pm Worship and Bible Study Join us for verse-by-verse teaching of the Old Testament every Wednesday night. www.TheReGenerationChurch.com for details
Jul
19
Thu
11:00 am Fratello Marionettes “Mother Goo... @ Downtown Branch Library
Fratello Marionettes “Mother Goo... @ Downtown Branch Library
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am
Enter the world of Mother Goose Land, where beloved nursery rhyme characters are brought to life. Mother Goose introduces you to her favorite stories: We encounter Mary and her lamb on their way to school,[...]
8:30 pm Despicable Me 3 – Free Family Mo... @ Heart of Soquel County Park
Despicable Me 3 – Free Family Mo... @ Heart of Soquel County Park
Jul 19 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Join us for FREE family-friendly movie nights under the stars at the plaza at the Heart of Soquel Park. Family Movie Nights is a series of free outdoor movie events presented by 1st District County[...]
Jul
20
Fri
2:46 pm Heart of Soquel Walking Tour @ Heart of Soquel County Park
Heart of Soquel Walking Tour @ Heart of Soquel County Park
Jul 20 @ 2:46 pm – 2:46 pm
Join Santa Cruz County Parks Project Manager Sheryl Bailey for a tour of one of the newest additions to the County Parks system. FREE! Ages 13+. Pre-register by calling (831) 454-7941. Enjoy the beautiful riparian[...]
7:30 pm Teen Splash Night @ Simpkins Family Swim Center
Teen Splash Night @ Simpkins Family Swim Center
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Looking for a fun night away from the folks? Teens get to swim for FREE at Teen Splash Night! Pools will be open exclusively to teens, along with the water slide, warm water pool, inner-tubes[...]
Jul
21
Sat
10:00 am Cyanotypes of the Sea Workshop @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Cyanotypes of the Sea Workshop @ Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Using the power of the sun, create one of a kind prints of local algae. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a vibrant, blue print when exposed to sunlight. The first cyanotype artist[...]

5th District Supervisor McPherson View all

County Budget Highlights

County Budget Highlights

By Bruce McPherson It’s often said that the highest expression of an organization’s…

Fifth District News: June 2018

County Regulation Of Cannabis Cultivation And Manufacturing

County Employee Award Winners

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