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July 18, 2024

Ask Nicole: Giving Thanks

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I often start this monthly column with a true story about my experiences as a parent. Writing about my own parenting challenges is like giving myself free therapy. I relive memories of difficult situations, work through my emotions in a safe environment (my office,...

The future of the Rail-Trail: Montesino and McPherson share their thoughts

As long-time elected representatives for the northernmost and southernmost reaches of Santa Cruz County, we believe the community conversation over the Rail Trail should be thoughtful, respectful, and inclusive. We have sought to model those ideals both through our respective roles within county and...

Supervisor Felipe Hernandez Update—Marching Towards a Cleaner Future

Supervisors Update: Marching Towards a Cleaner Future By: Felipe Hernandez As we stride into March, the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors is delighted to unveil plans for the inaugural "Santa Cruz County Cleanup Day," an initiative aimed at enhancing the beauty and cleanliness of our...

CALIFORNIA MUST NOT BACKTRACK ON ITS BROADBAND FOR ALL PROMISE

Three years ago, California did something truly remarkable and forward-looking by approving historic legislation that allocated a record $6 billion to bring equitable and affordable high-speed broadband service to all Californians.  The multi-year investment aimed to close the digital divide by building the largest “Middle...

Supervisors Update: Celebrating Community June 2024

Santa Cruz County Budget & Roads Funding On June 4, 2024, the Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved a $1.1 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2024/2025, reflecting a roughly 6% reduction from the previous year. This budget, shaped by seven federally declared natural disasters in the...
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Scotts Valley High alum Robert Hipwell drafted by the SF Giants

Scotts Valley alum Robert Hipwell selected in sixth round by SF...

Scotts Valley High alum Robert Hipwell took one step closer to getting into the “Big Leagues” after his name was called during the second...