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July 24, 2024

Solo-vehicle crash into power pole on Highway 9 causes outage and closure

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Traffic on state Highway 9, north of Boulder Creek, in Santa Cruz County, was reopened to one-way traffic on July 4 after the highway was briefly closed because of a traffic collision that set a power pole ablaze, causing a nearby power outage for...

News Briefs | Published July 5, 2024

News Briefs
County begins Aptos Area Adaptive Traffic Control System Project  The County of Santa Cruz Department of Community Development and Infrastructure has announced that the Aptos Area Adaptive Traffic Control System Project began July 1 and will continue through Aug. 21 (weekdays only) from 8:30am-4:30pm. The project...

Excessive heat warning issued for Santa Cruz Mountains and coastal regions

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The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning this week for the Santa Cruz Mountains and a heat advisory for the coastal regions. Dangerously hot conditions arrived Tuesday in California and will continue through the July 4 holiday, with the heat wave likely...

Tree work completed at Castle Rock State Park

Volunteers of the global nonprofit Dr. Shri. Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan completed a conservation drive at Castle Rock State Park, located along Skyline Boulevard, on June 22. Efforts included removing Douglas fir saplings that officials said could promote the spread of flames during a wildfire. “This whole...

Overnight lane closures continue on Highway 17 for culvert repairs

A project now underway to replace a deteriorating culvert under Highway 17 at a location 1.5 miles north of Scotts Valley will result in overnight lane closures. As of June 23, travelers on Highway 17 near Vine Hill Road will encounter the intermittent closure...

News Briefs | Published June 28, 2024

News Briefs
FEMA reimburses Santa Cruz County nearly $18M for Covid-related expenditures Reps. Jimmy Panetta and Zoe Lofgren helped secure federal funding from the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to reimburse Santa Cruz County more than $17.7 million for emergency health and safety expenditures incurred as a...

Increased fines in effect for 4th of July holiday

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The County of Santa Cruz is reminding residents and visitors that fireworks are prohibited in most of Santa Cruz County, including on all beaches. “Illegal fireworks can be a threat to public safety, spark wildfires and be harmful to the environment, vulnerable residents and pets,”...

Surfnet awarded $10M state grant to deliver fiber broadband to rural region

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Surfnet Communications Inc., a leading internet service provider for underserved Central Coast communities, has been awarded $10 million by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for its new initiative to extend high-speed, fiber broadband services to rural communities in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and...

News Briefs | Published June 21, 2024

News Briefs
Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade route extended this year Scotts Valley Police Department has announced the annual Scotts Valley 4th of July Parade and Flyover on Scotts Valley Drive beginning at noon on Thursday, July 4. This year the parade route has been extended to...

Omega Nu Santa Cruz awards nearly $100K in scholarships

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Omega Nu Santa Cruz awarded college and vocational scholarships to 31 students from Santa Cruz County high schools during a Scholarship Reception for the students and their families at the Harvey West Park Clubhouse on May 28. Over pizza, fresh fruit and home-baked cookies, students...

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Santa Cruz Mountains wildfire quelled quickly

A fire that grew to a half-acre in the Santa Cruz Mountains was extinguished quickly Friday morning before it could threaten the nearby communities...