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County First to Receive Gold Beacon Award!

County First to Receive Gold Beacon Award!

At the October 16th County of Santa Cruz Board of Supervisors meeting, the county received a Gold Beacon Award presented by Elisabeth Bertrand, Special Projects Director for the Association of Monterey Bay…

Santa Cruz County Police/Fire Updates View all

Sheriff Conducts Weapons Search of Inmate Housing

Sheriff Conducts Weapons Search of Inmate Housing

Santa Cruz County Main Jail 259 Water St., Santa Cruz Last week, Sheriff’s Corrections Officers, assisted by members of several other agencies, conducted searches of…

Columnists

SCWD Mobile Educational Trailer

SCWD Mobile Educational Trailer

District Receives “2018 Award of Excellence in Outreach and Education” Award The Soquel Creek Water District has…

Finding Solutions to Traffic

Finding Solutions to Traffic

By Shannon Munz, RTC Communications Specialist Anyone that has driven in Santa Cruz County is familiar with…

Reducing Suspensions

Reducing Suspensions

By Scott Turnbull, Superintendent Soquel Unified Elementary School District Below is an idea shared at a training…

STRIPEY: Your Organic Alarm Clock

STRIPEY: Your Organic Alarm Clock

You may have never thought about a rooster for a pet, but we bet you have never…

PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program

PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program

By Bruce McPherson, County Supervisor 5th District Many San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley residents have called…

Introducing Live Oak’s New Superintendent: Lorie Chamberland, Ed.D.

Introducing Live Oak’s New Superintendent: Lorie Chamberland, Ed.D.

By Lorie Chamberland, Ed.D. I am pleased to join the Live Oak School District as the new…

Mrs. Buttinsky

Mrs. Buttinsky

By Janet Payne-Downs I usually visit Michael and company one, maybe two times a year. On my…

Addressing Homelessness in Santa Cruz County

Addressing Homelessness in Santa Cruz County

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District As our local affordable housing crisis deepens, one related (and…

Fall Means Stepping Up Our Wild Land Fire Safety

Fall Means Stepping Up Our Wild Land Fire Safety

It’s the 4th Quarter and We Have the Lead. Let’s Finish Strong! By Ryan Peters, Fire Captain,…

The Weather In Texas

The Weather In Texas

By Janet Payne-Downs As of this writing, Florence, a category 5 hurricane is headed for the Carolinas.…

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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

Sep
15
Sat
10:00 am Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Branch Library
Family Lagoon Watch @ Live Oak Branch Library
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm
A Nature Study Program with a variety of activities inspired by the natural environment of Corcoran Lagoon. Every Saturday until Dec. 15th. Learn about the environment and local wildlife with local experts. – Bird Watching[...]
Oct
5
Fri
all-day Physiology Class @ Cypress Health Institute
Physiology Class @ Cypress Health Institute
Oct 5 – Nov 2 all-day
Come join in on Cypress Health Institute Physiology Class! Still time to join in! Students will learn the basic principles of Human Physiology and the general properties and functions of the internal environment.
Oct
17
Wed
all-day Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ Santa Cruz County Assoc of Realtors - Conference Room
Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ Santa Cruz County Assoc of Realtors - Conference Room
Oct 17 – Nov 28 all-day
Oct 17th, 2pm to 3pm; also Oct 24th; Nov 7th, 14th, or 28th in other locations Are you ready for the new Medicare changes? Come hear a free presentation designed to help you navigate the[...]
Oct
18
Thu
all-day Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ Watsonville Senior Center
Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ Watsonville Senior Center
Oct 18 – Oct 25 all-day
Thursday, Oct 18th or 25th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm Are you ready for the new Medicare changes? Come hear a free presentation designed to help you navigate the changes coming in 2019. New plans are available[...]
all-day Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ Aegis Living of Aptos
Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ Aegis Living of Aptos
Oct 18 – Oct 25 all-day
Oct 18th or 25th, 10am to 11am Are you ready for the new Medicare changes? Come hear a free presentation designed to help you navigate the changes coming in 2019. New plans are available for[...]
Oct
19
Fri
all-day Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ IHOP Restaurant 41st Ave
Medicare Made Easy – 2019 Changes @ IHOP Restaurant 41st Ave
Oct 19 – Nov 30 all-day
Oct 19th, 26th, Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th or 30th – 2pm to 3pm Are you ready for the new Medicare changes? Come hear a free presentation designed to help you navigate the changes coming in[...]
Oct
20
Sat
9:00 am Spring Hill School Open House @ Spring Hill School
Spring Hill School Open House @ Spring Hill School
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for our Open House! Spring Hill School is a community of educators and families who are committed to inspiring children to love coming to school every day. Students learn and create at the[...]
9:30 am Democratic Women’s Club Presents... @ Luden Nelson Center
Democratic Women’s Club Presents... @ Luden Nelson Center
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am
Come learn why every local jurisdiction in Santa Cruz County has a tax increase measure on this year’s ballot. Is this just inefficient, wasteful spending, or employee greed in local government budgets or are there[...]
10:00 am Día de Pescar: Fly Fishing Clini... @ San Lorenzo Park
Día de Pescar: Fly Fishing Clini... @ San Lorenzo Park
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Get hooked on fishing at the 3rd Annual Dia de Pescar Fly Fishing Clinic. Bring the whole family and learn about fish and fishing in Santa Cruz County. This event is for all ages and[...]
10:00 am Kid’s Book Party & Author Forum @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Kid’s Book Party & Author Forum @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOOK PARTY for KIDS AGES 3-8 (10:00a -12:00p) with author readings, awesome activities, and goodies! Followed by Q&A FORUM for EDUCATORS (12:15p -1:00p) featuring authors Eve Bunting, Eric Hoffman, Diane Landy, and Kathy Ellen Davis.[...]
10:00 am Kid’s Book Party & Author Forum @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Kid’s Book Party & Author Forum @ Santa Cruz Downtown Public Library
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
BOOK PARTY for KIDS AGES 3-8 (10:00a -12:00p) with author readings, awesome activities, and goodies! Followed by Q&A FORUM for EDUCATORS (12:15p -1:00p) featuring authors Eve Bunting, Eric Hoffman, Diane Landy, and Kathy Ellen Davis.[...]
10:00 am Money Matters Financial Literacy... @ Scotts Valley Branch Library
Money Matters Financial Literacy... @ Scotts Valley Branch Library
Oct 20 2018 @ 10:00 am – May 18 2019 @ 11:00 am
Start to develop a better understanding of how to manage your personal finances. Learn about a different topic on the 3rd Saturday of each month with George Haas and Anthony Rovai, financial advisers at Money[...]

2nd District Supervisor Friend View all

Addressing Homelessness in Santa Cruz County

Addressing Homelessness in Santa Cruz County

By Zach Friend, County Supervisor 2nd District As our local affordable housing crisis…

Measure D Update: September 2018

Exploring Proposition 6: The Repeal of SB 1

Finishing LEO’s Haven

A Summer of Fun in County Parks

5th District Supervisor McPherson View all

PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program

PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program

By Bruce McPherson, County Supervisor 5th District Many San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts…

County Budget Highlights

Fifth District News: June 2018

County Regulation Of Cannabis Cultivation And Manufacturing

County Employee Award Winners