CASA welcomes three new board members

WATSONVILLE — CASA of Santa Cruz County is welcoming three new members to its Board of Directors. 

Shaz Roth has been the president/CEO of the Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce for six years, with a passion for helping businesses grow and thrive. She will help CASA connect with business leaders in the community. 

Esther Sylvan recently retired from UC Santa Cruz after 36 years, with a specialty in Human Resources. An avid hiker, theater-goer, and book lover, Sylvan said she looks forward to bringing her professional skills and knowledge to CASA’s Board.

Sesario Escoto had a 40-year career in education, including 13 years as the Dean of Students at Cabrillo College. He dedicated his career to serving children in need, including youth in foster care, and brings that passion for youth, and a bilingual/bicultural background, to CASA.


Presentation addresses rail trail

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY — The Campaign for Sensible Transportation will present “Both Rail and Trail: Visions of Transit on the Rail Corridor,” on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St. in Santa Cruz.

The presentation will also be given on June 17 at 1 p.m. at the Watsonville Public Library, 275 Main St.

The County Regional Transportation Commission is coordinating the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian trail alongside the railroad tracks.

During the event, Bruce Sawhill will give a presentation on light rail, and Stan Sokolow will speak on bus rapid transit.

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