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September 29, 2022

Photo: Intersection upgrades

New lane striping is shown at the new business center on the corner of Main Street at Auto Center Drive where the heavily traveled intersection is being reconfigured. Kevin Drabinski, public information officer for Caltrans, said new traffic lights, signage, ADA sidewalk ramps and...

New law requires food waste reduction

By TARA FATEMI WALKER SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) and its network of more than 70 partner agencies, including nonprofits such as food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters, work hard to combat food insecurity.  But because of new requirements mandated by Senate Bill 1383,...

School arts funding bill among seven propositions on Nov. 8 ballot

In 2008, as the economic recession was ravaging communities nationwide, school districts were forced to take a close look at their budgets, and in many cases make massive cuts to preserve the meat of their programs. The first casualties of this across-the-board slashing were often...

Last-day rain dampens fair attendance

WATSONVILLE—This year’s Santa Cruz County Fair began with a bang, attracting thousands of people to the five-day bacchanalia of food, agriculture and art, and was on track to match last year’s blockbuster attendance. That changed on Sunday, when a rare late-summer rainstorm doused the region,...

County receives funding for Mid-County low-income housing project

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SANTA CRUZ—The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously accepted more than $10.6 million in unanticipated revenue, which will be used to build a low-income housing development in Mid-County. The project at 2838 Park Ave. near Cabrillo College will offer 17 units for...

Dientes brings nationwide residency program to Santa Cruz County

SANTA CRUZ—Dientes Community Dental care has launched Santa Cruz County’s first dental residency program, in partnership with and sponsored by NYU Langone Hospitals, the world’s largest postdoctoral dental program to train dentists in the public health setting. In this inaugural year, Dientes is hosting two...

Minor injuries reported in rollover

WATSONVILLE—Two men and a young boy escaped major injuries when their car flipped over Sunday on a curving section of Buena Vista Drive. California Highway Patrol officer Daniel Ibarra said two adult men and the boy were aboard the Honda Civic when the driver lost...

Moss Landing fire closes Hwy. 1

MOSS LANDING — An early morning fire in a Tesla Megapack at the Elkhorn Battery Storage facility in Moss Landing forced emergency officials to close a section of Highway 1 between Salinas Road and Molera Road. Fire crews have largely contained the blaze as of...

Robbery suspects caught after chase ends on Highway 17

CENTRAL COAST—A man and a woman were arrested Saturday night following a brazen string of robberies of several CVS stores in multiple counties. Lt. Patrick Dimick of the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said Coryeon Wyatt, 18, and Keoinjhanie Russell, 21—both of San Jose—were caught...

Photos: Santa Cruz County Fair is in full swing

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The Santa Cruz County Fair runs through Sunday. For information, visit santacruzcountyfair.com.
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Photos: Grizzlies blank Cougars in league opener | High school football

WATSONVILLE—The Pajaro Valley High football team recorded its first shutout win in six years after a 26-0 win over San Lorenzo Valley in the...

Sheriff’s warn of phone scam