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1 hr ago | Scotts Valley Banner
Representatives of the various school districts in Santa Cruz County including Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley, along with representatives of child care and early childhood education, convened on New Brighton Middle School in Capitola on Tuesday, March 4 to the annual "Together for Kindergarten" forum, in order to discuss ways to further ... (more)
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5 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel
Around two dozen UC Santa Cruz students spent Wednesday night in a campus administration building, protesting UC President Janet Napolitano's tenure.
As a step toward a comprehensive, countywide strategy to stamp out drug and alcohol problems, Santa Cruz County leaders on Thursday spoke to about 200 residents and service providers at a meeting at Aptos High School to frame the issue.
Every three months, an affable din rises from crowded tables at the Center Street Grill as Santa Cruz area women gather for dinner, decide on a worthy recipient for their philanthropy and write out $100 checks.
Later this month, you can benefit Hospice of Santa Cruz County while eating Italian food at the popular Boulder Creek restaurant Scopazzi's .
A regional pollution control agency has pulled the plug on a flailing carpool program overseen by Santa Cruz County transportation officials, after the program failed to catch on with commuters.
We've got to hand it to Gov. Jerry Brown for his tough stance against legalizing marijuana in a state where the drug has been legal for nearly 20 years for folks who can demonstrate a medical need -- from painful headaches to cancer.
Members of the Santa Cruz County Alcohol and Drug Program will talk﻿ to residents about drug abuse and potential countywide solutions at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Aptos High School, 100 Mariner Way.
Prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against the Soquel High School principal's wife, who contacted the mother of a sexual-battery victim to set up a meeting with them and a fellow student accused in the crime.
It would have taken a couple of minutes to smother the life out of 3-year-old Isabella Grace Martinez, a Santa Cruz County Coroner testified Wednesday.
Santa Cruz County Sheriff/Coroner Phil Wowak is expected to announce Thursday that he will not seek re-election, a surprise move by one of the most respected public officials in the county.
Western Design Gallery of Tile & Stone will host a grand opening 5-7 p.m. Thursday at 6996 Soquel Ave., celebrating relocation of the tile gallery inventory from 730 Soquel Ave. Joe and Melody Callero, who owned Western Design since 1973, bought the tile inventory after learning the gallery was closing.
Din, an agricultural land-use and public policy consultant, is a tireless advocate for farmers in the Pajaro Valley and across California, and a dedicated community volunteer.
To fully be immersed in the state of the San Lorenzo River is to also understand much of the history of Santa Cruz and the San Lorenzo Valley.
The minority achievement gap begins with a disparity in language skills, even before a child enters a classroom, experts say.
Water policy, infrastructure and vocational education will be this year's top priorities for the Santa Cruz County Business Council.