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September 27, 2021

Santa Cruz County officials ready for potential spread of coronavirus

Santa Cruz County coronavirus
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The Santa Cruz County Office of Education said Tuesday that every school district in the county is working together to address the outbreak of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. There have been no cases of the virus confirmed in Santa Cruz County, and...

A thorough wash

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that it is temporarily stopping jail tours, screening those being brought to the main jail and stopping contact visits at all facilities. The move is in response to the declaration of local health emergency by the...

Counting matters

The staff at the Santa Cruz County Clerk's office were busy late last night and early today hauling in the ballots from Tuesday’s voting across the county. Evelyn Jones, who has been Clerk III since 1990, said she enjoys the work and recalls, in...

Santa Clara County announces third coronavirus case

SANTA CLARA COUNTY—The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department announced Friday that a third case of coronavirus has been diagnosed in that county.   The case is different from the other two previously found, in that the victim does not have a travel history nor...

Big bird in town | About Town

A crew from the City of Watsonville were busy Wednesday installing a sculpture of a great white heron beside the Watsonville Nature Center in Ramsay Park. The art piece was created by John Cerney. • I saw on TV news this morning that there is another...

Cold spell moves in | About Town

Tarmo Hannula: Chilly weather has gripped much of California as a cold front wandered into the region Sunday. I was in San Francisco Sunday morning and it was plain to see, and feel, as a huge gray blade of clouds slowly sliced across the...

Historical tune up | About Town

Tarmo Hannula It’s the last day of January 2020. • I noticed a paint crew has started a major paint job on the historic home on the corner of East Beach and Lincoln streets. That’s the towering white place with tall majestic columns, almost identical to the...

Man tests for coronavirus in Santa Clara County

Santa Cruz County coronavirus
SANTA CLARA COUNTY— The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department received confirmation Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that an adult male resident of the county tested positive for the coronavirus, which started in Wuhan, China.   “Earlier today the CDC...

A fresh look | About Town

The 1917 Watsonville Woman's Club, in Tudor Revival style, has just undergone a new exterior paint job, thanks to the efforts of Masters Painting. Mike Masters said he was pleased with the outcome but added that due to the age of the structure, there...

County officials monitoring coronavirus outbreak

County of Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY—The World Health Organization on Thursday declared the spread of coronavirus a global health emergency, saying that its spread can still be halted if all countries take strong countermeasures. “...all countries should be prepared for containment, including active surveillance, early detection, isolation and...
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Letters to the Editor, Sept. 24

Ethic studies bill is discriminatory  On Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk is the ethnic studies bill. I must note that he doesn’t need to sign it....